The health authorities of Mexico reported Friday that there are already 1,688 cases confimados of coronavirus in the country and accounted for 60 deaths because of the suffering.
In just 24 hours, cases of patients infected by COVID-19 increased by 178 and there have been 10 deaths among the report this Thursday and the of today.
Among people who contracted the new coronavirus, 58% are men and 42% are women. Among them all, the 79% of the patients are outpatient, and 21% have required hospitalization.
Among persons who died, 86% were male and 14% female. “The greatest burden of deaths are among those 60 and older, particularly above the age of 65” said José Luis Alomía, director general of epidemiology Secretariat of Health (SSa).
It is the City of Mexico, where the majority of fatalities per COVID-19, with 15 deaths. He continues to Jalisco, with six and then come to Sinaloa and Baja California, with five deaths each.
In addition, among the deaths, a 43.33% had hypertension; a 41.67% obese; 40% had diabetes; a 13.33% had chronic renal insufficiency; 13:33% suffered from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary Disease); a 6.67% tobacco; 5% had cardiovascular disease; and a 3.33% immunosuppression.
In preparation for phase 3 of the epidemic, is expected to arrive in mid-April, the mexican government reiterated on Thursday its appeal to all specialists of the health, including doctors and nurses specialized, to combat the COVID-19.
“This re-launch of the call for join efforts are focused on specialist staffwe need those who are trained in the management of the patient, about anyone who requires ventilatory support, i.e., intubation,” said Aelajndro Svarch, holder of coordination the national health Institute of Health Welfare (Insabi).
Svarch, he said have already hired thousands of health care professionalsand many of them have been sent to different hospitals in different states of the Republic, now that stage of reconversion hospital has started since several days ago.
But, due to the structural deficit of human resources in the health sector in Mexico, beyond the contracts already made, they are needed, “some 2,000 additional doctors who sign up to the call”.
The international scene
In the world, confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)since nearly million: are 972,303 people to the court this Friday. Have already died at a global level 50,322 people, which produces a case fatality rate of 5.2% at the international level.
In the past 14 days, the number of new cases represents 76% (738,221 cases) of the total of cases accumulated. To date, cases have been reported in 206 countries, reported in the six WHO regions (the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, Western Pacific and Africa).
Also, a new country reported cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours: Malawi. Meanwhile, the united States has become one of the foci of the epidemic: a total of 1,480 people were killed in the last 24 hours in that country as a result of the coronavirus, an increase of 311 deaths compared to the previous day and a new record for daily.