The Ministry of Health indicated that they have registered 59 thousand 610 deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 549 thousand 734 confirmed cases. The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, pointed out that there are 41,778 active cases estimated.
As of August 17, the epidemiological traffic light shows six states in red, 25 in orange, and for the first time since its implementation, one in yellow: Campeche.
Nayarit, NL and Colima lead hospital occupation
The beds for general hospitalization that are occupied are 11,943 of the 31,513 existing throughout the country, which represents 38 percent of occupation. Nayarit, Nuevo León, Colima, Coahuila and Mexico City are the states where the most beds are in use.
Of the 10,826 beds with a fan, 3,518 are occupied. In this case, Colima tops the list of hospital occupation, followed by Nuevo León, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosí and Yucatán.
Stress, the leading cause of attention to young people online ConTacto Joven
Stress is the first reason why young people have turned to ConTacto Joven, a program of attention to young people from all over Mexico with a focus on mental health, which represents 43 percent of total calls, warned Guillermo Santiago Rodríguez, head of the Mexican Institute of Youth (Imjuve).
Identification and recognition of emotions is second, with 25 percent, 14 percent for thoughts with the intention of self-harm, 12 percent for seizures, and 3 percent for violence and psychoactive substances.
In case of requiring attention, you can send a message by WhatsApp to 5572112009.
Vaccine against covid-19 will be of universal access: López-Gatell
The coronavirus vaccine will be universally accessible once it is available, López-Gatell said. “Vaccines in Mexico have always been free, fortunately, since our National Universal Vaccination Program exists,” he said.
Although there is not yet an effective and safe vaccine, “the efforts are to find what could be the most feasible candidate vaccines to achieve it so that, as soon as this is possible, we have it,” he clarified.
Extend Ssa symptoms to consider suspected cases of coronavirus
Symptoms such as loss of smell, taste, and diarrhea will be taken into consideration to define whether a person can be a suspected case of coronavirus, announced the undersecretary, in addition to the most common ones such as cough, fever, headache and throat .
“This week we expand the definition and include some of the accessory symptoms that we have been commenting on, such as loss of smell, loss of taste, diarrhea and in the new definition it is not required to have at least two accessory conditions, but just to have one. “
Mexico, the first country in the region to validate a molecular test for detection of covid-19: PAHO / WHO
Mexico, through the Institute for Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE), was the first country in the region to validate the molecular test to accurately detect the coronavirus, acknowledged Jean-Marc Gabastou, PAHO Health Emergencies advisor / WHO, when indicating that the management of the epidemic is not about knowing if enough tests are being carried out, but about “knowing if it is being done well.”
“While (the) laboratory is an essential element in surveillance for detection, isolation of patients, their assessment and early care saves lives,” he said.