In Mexico the number of cases of people infected by COVID-19 increased to 1,094 patients confirmed, reported the Secretariat of Health (SSa). The number of fatalities increased to 28.
There are 2,752 suspected cases, 5,635 negative cases in the country, and a total of 9,481 people studied. In a day increased 101 confirmed cases and 8 deaths by coronaviruses in Mexico.
Hugo López Gatell, undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, said that globally there are 693 thousand 224 confirmed cases. Of the total, 76 per cent, or 526 thousand 635 cases, was confirmed in the last 14 days. These are the cases that contribute to transmission and spread of the virus. “This is the force of infection,” he said.
The lethality has slightly increased over the past few weeks, according to the assistant secretary: “this is in proportion to the resolution capacity of the health systems of the different countries of the world.”
Jorge Alcocer Varela, Secretary of Health, began the conference by thanking the mexican population for his confidence, solidarity, understanding, and discipline “in the face of this difficult challenge of population health”. He assured that the authorities of federal and state health have faced the pandemic with “responsibility and tino”.
“Don’t be alarmed, I assure you that all the workers of the health of the nation we formed an excellent team. It is not permanent, we are learning from this new viral infection. We have, for sure, acquired immunity to some of us. We live out this time with confidence and we will overcome together the challenges we face,” he said.
Lopez-Gatell said that the metropolitan areas of the Mexico city, Guadalajara, and Monterrey are maintained as centres of higher frequency of contagion, and that the country is in a phase of rapid rise “from several days ago.”
The undersecretary added that the raging main of the epidemic will be during phase 3when there is the dispersion of the community and to the transmission faster.
The mitigation measures, he said, are necessary for there to be a restriction mass and a positive effect. Reinforced the strategy “Stay at home” claiming that this is a partnership of the whole of society.
To reduce the transmission speed and the number of cases and decrease the risk of saturation of hospitals mentioned the need to strengthen measures in the country, which declared the immediate suspension, from the 30 of march to 30 of April, of non-essential activities in the public sector, private sector, and social.
The activities considered essential will not stop, said López Gatell. These include: work activities in the medical branch and the health sector in the field of public and private; the public safety and citizens ‘ protection; the sector of justice; the activities considered fundamental to the operation of the economy; the operation of social programs of the government; and the conservation and maintenance of the critical infrastructure as the water, energy, and drainage.
In addition to presenting a graph with the comparison of curves epidemic of cases accumulated in Spain, Italy, France, Germany, the united States and Mexico, the deputy minister stressed that from and after the acceleration of transmission of the march 13, it began to adjust the existing measures.
In your last slide presented a comparison of “what would happen if we don’t do anything with what might happen if we do something. What is that something? Stay at home,” he mentioned.
With a curved orange is represented the “natural history” of the epidemic is not contained, or not mitigated. The greater number of cases reached its summit during the first week of may, while the contribution of the population and the energetic measures should a curve epidemic spread more slowly, with fewer cases, and reaching its peak in the month of June.
The characteristics of the deceased, in terms of chronic diseases, are the obesity, diabetes, hypertensionand elements of risk, such as smoking. “Smoking is extremely evil for any aspect of the health and counterproductive to the disease COVID-19,” said the under-secretary last week.
The government of the City of Mexico and the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) reported that as of this Monday delivered medical kits patients suspected of coronavirus.
The medical package includes:
At a press conference, Claudia Sheinbaum, head of government of the CDMXsaid that the medical package will be delivered by the brigades directly to your home of those who are suspected carriers of the virus.
On the other hand, Mauricio Hernandez Avila, director of Benefits Economic and Social of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Socialexplained that people with symptoms should remain isolated and be subjected to the measures of hygiene as the use of face cloths to avoid spreading it to your loved ones.
The official added that the 30% of cases in Italy, the United Kingdom and the united States were within the households. “Nothing more is to break the chain of transmission that occurs in the public transport, but also the chain of transmission that is given with our loved ones“said Hernández Ávila.