In Mexico the number of cases of people infected by COVID-19 increased to 3,844 patients confirmed, reported the Secretariat of Health (SSa). The number of fatalities increased to 233.
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 loadwhile 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 about the europeanwhile Europe is still the focus of the 50.7% of the active cases while America 40.7%.
The rate of national incidence of confirmed cases by state is 3 per 100 thousand inhabitants. The highest rate is found in the City of Mexico with 11.53 and the second in Baja California Sur with 10.56. The lowest in the entire country is in Chiapas: 0.66.
In the graph of age distribution and types of health care for the first time were disaggregated in age groups of over 65 years of age. 68% of all confirmed cases was outpatient, and 32% in the hospital.
While the group of 30 to 34 years is the one that has more cases on an outpatient basis, only from the age of 65 bars of hospitalized cases are higher than those of cases outpatient. Therefore, older adults are more likely to develop a disease burden serious that requires hospitalization and follow-up.
Cases confirmed by developments in the country are: 68.29% in an outpatient setting and in home isolation, 10.33% of hospitalized stable, 17.56% hospitalized in serious, and 3.82% hospitalized intubated.
Of the 3,844 cases of confirmed to April 10th, the 52% is maintained in isolation, the 42% is recoveredand the 6% represents the number of deaths.
The 233 people who have died suffered from the following associations related to comorbidity: hypertension (42.06%), diabetes (38.20%), obesity (35.62%), and in lesser degree the smoking (10.30%), chronic renal failure (7.73%), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (7.73%), cardiovascular disease (5.58%), immunosuppression (4.72%), asthma (3%), and HIV or AIDS (0.43%).
Alomia filed a new table related to “the risk of complication and death in relation to age”. We divided cases and deaths by age groups: under 25 years of age with 0 deaths, people between 25 and 59 years, and over 60 years of age. The case-fatality rate of this last group it is 13.3 per 100 cases, three times more than the other groups.
“If we are part of a group of risk co-morbidity, or form part of groups with more than 60 years, the invitation is to be confined, stay at home, and the families of these people to form a fence protector, and daily assistance for these persons for the duration of the increased burden of the epidemic”, stated the director general of Epidemiology.
The lethality by federative entity in the country, for every 100 cases, is 6.06: while the majority of the deaths positive are maintained in the City of Mexico, Sinaloa, Baja California, and the State of Mexico, Durango has the highest case-fatality rate with 25, followed by Chihuahua with 22.22.
The mortality rate per 100 thousand inhabitants in the country is 0.18: the highest rates are found in the states of Quintana Roo and Sinaloawith 0.75 and 0.57, respectively.
From this Thursday, the federal government began to distribute little more than half a million tests to detect the infection of coronavirus in the country. In accordance with information published by the newspaper Reform, 300,000 began to be distributed and 260,000 will be distributed at a second stage.
The undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, filed this Wednesday in an estimate of total cases: would be 26,519 across the country, that is to say, eight times more than those who are confirmed. The calculation is performed through the call sentinel surveillance that is also used during the crisis of H1N1 influenza.
On the sentinel surveillance, the under-secretary said that “it is a scientifically proven method, of monitoring efficient. The system has been perfected to recognize how it behaves the epidemic of coronavirus in the country” in addition to comparing it with a survey.
According to the undersecretary, the science of epidemiology is convinced that not everything can be observed. “It is a methodological error to assume that only what is seen exists, and that what is not seen does not exist”, he said. He explained that in a country with 300 thousand confirmed cases if you apply a correction factor in reality “would be 3 million cases”.
“What we are observing represents 10 or 12 times more, that is the interpretation,” he explained. “The people that can be directly observed are 3 thousand and so many, but each one of them representing another 12”. In addition, she recognized that “what is seen, the epidemic is eight times larger”.
The under-secretary told the conference yesterday that, although there is not an exact date, “we next went to phase three” of the epidemic. Stated that in the following 15 days the country will come to a point where it was resolved that the transmission is sufficiently scattered to be considered phase three, in addition to that there will be some adjustments in various measures of disease control. “Let’s not get ahead eve. When you come to these measures we will announce in due time and form”.
On the other hand, the head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, requested the citizens to use mask whenever you go outside, this with the aim of reducing the cases of infections caused by the pandemic COVID-19 that has been submitted to the global level.
Sheinbaum Pardo said that despite the fact that it is not a compulsory measure, it is highly recommended to use the mask in order to decrease the spread in high traffic areas as transport in general, where the risk of contagion is very high.
Before this opened up the possibility of the Secretariat of Economic Development (Sedeco) will provide investment to give face cloths at the time of admission to high-risk areas and that will be issued capsules briefing to give to know how to treat the face cloths disposable to prevent it from becoming a source of infection.