Coronavirus in Mexico: total 1,569 dead and 16,752 confirmed cases


The step of the coronavirus in Mexico continues its progress, and according to the report of the Secretariat of Health (SSa), until this Tuesday, in Mexico have been reported 16,752 confirmed cases accumulated and 1,569 deaths because of the disease.

From the National Palace, the director of epidemiology, José Luis Alomía explained that, of the total cases only 5,329 started with symptoms in the last 14 days, so that this figure represents the epidemic active in Mexico, is only about one-third of the total caseload.

In terms of the number of suspected cases accumulated, the figure rose to 11,220 and the tests have yielded negative results total 49,033. The total number of the studied people with suspected coronavirus in the country, as reported by the epidemiologist, throws the amount of 49,033.

By states of the Republic, the data show that the City of Mexico continues to register the highest number of infections and deaths, with 4,474 and 348 respectively. Entity will continue to be, in terms of the number of positive patients accumulated, the State of Mexico (2,722), Tabasco (890), Sinaloa (803), Quintana Roo (698) and Puebla (583).

In relation to the international scene, the epidemiologist stressed that the region of the Americas continues to focus the largest number of positive cases of the disease, with a 51.4%in comparison Europe has reported 35.9% of the total number of people infected with coronavirus. On the other hand, the case fatality rate overall is positioned in 6.9%.

And is that the illness in Mexico, according to earlier figures from the SSa, has reloaded its lethality in the age group from 45 to 55 years old. The undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, reported in recent days that it is estimated that eight out of every ten mexicans in a critical condition will die from coronavirus. In addition, the under-secretary has given to know that the lethality of the virus is high, as it moves between the 5 and the 7%.

In the same way, the health authorities they have urged the population not to minimize the severity of the epidemic and to continue complying with the measures established on the National Day of Healthy Distance, which were extended until may 30, with the goal of mitigating the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2 in municipalities with high-transmission.

However, the ministry of Health has also made the clarification that, in case of being in a demarcation where there is low or no transmission of the COVID-19, the measures established for the containment of the disease, they may start to rise gradually on the 18th of may. This without stop follow the recommendations of hygiene and social distancing, as well as to continue protecting the vulnerable group to the pandemic by coronavirus.

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