IMSS reported that sum 329 doctors and nurses infected by COVID-19


There are currently 329 people who work at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) doctors, nurses and workers of other areas that are infected with the new coronavirus.

So confirmed by the director of Medical Services, Victor Hugo Borja Aburtoin an interview with Carmen Aristegui. In addition, he indicated that hospitals in Tlalnepantla de Baz in the State of Mexico; in Los Cabosin Baja California Sur, and in Monclova, Coahuila in where have more cases of employees infectedsince each one over 40 cases.

“We have had healthcare personnel who have developed symptoms that we call them suspects, and we have had confirmed cases. A few weeks ago I reported that we had 15 confirmed cases, but now, with a close monitoring we do of our staff, we have 329 physicians, nurses and other categories, are infected”, he explained in the interview.

Specified in the Hospital General Regional 72in Tlalnepantla de Baz, there are 44 cases. The medical that work there, explained that they acquired the infection within the facility for a lack of protocols and equipment for patients suspected, as told to the media Latinus.

However, Borja Aburto said that yes they are taking precautionary measures with the vulnerable population of all workers. Thus in total there are 70,000 physicians and 130,000 nurses, but in total 20,0000 workers had to leave home to avoid contagion., since they have a greater risk of infection from any disease, or to be older adults.

In addition to this, it also stated that, although it is not known with accuracy how many people caught the disease, thanks to those who are asymptomatic. He explained that yes there will be a sampling to anyone who is symptomatic and who belongs to the high-risk population.

There will also be sampling of all the health staff that present symptomatology, as well as in pneumonia or severe cases. He added that currently there is not a under-reporting of pneumonia atypicalbut that yes it could have happened at the beginning of the epidemic, since there was no confirmatory tests.

He added that although it is not expected that the virus from spreading to the entire population, it is expected that half of this is going to load it with the virus, however, this does not mean that all of them are going to get sick.

Symptomatic disease is what we are looking at, only in the future we will be able to know how many were infected by an analysis in the blood of the population” said.

Meanwhile, in the conference this Friday it was confirmed the death of 233 people in total and 3,844 infections in the country.

José Luis Alomía, director general of Epidemiology, reported that there are 10,300 suspected cases in the country, 19,749 negative, and a total of 33,893 people studied. In a day increased by 403 positive cases and 39 deaths.

Within the international panorama there are 1,521,252 confirmed cases. There was a decline of cases in the last 14 days. They represent 67% of the total load, while yesterday was a 68%, a few days ago to 72%, and began to decrease from 78%. The case fatality rate overall is 6.1%, slightly higher than the figure of yesterday.

There is a new distribution of burden of disease in the last 14 days of each region of the world: the american continent is closer to europe, although Europe is still the focus of the 50.7% of the active cases while America 40.7%.

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