Coronavirus in Mexico: death toll reaches 83,642 and adds 814,328 infections

There are more than 2,000 suspected deaths that could add to the total in the next few hours (Photo: REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez)

Jose Luis Alomía Zegarra, Director General of Epidemiology, reported from the National Palace, this October 10, day 133 of the New Normal, that already 83,643 deaths confirmed in Mexico due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and what’s up 814,328 accumulated infections.

Mexico City and the State of Mexico are the entities with the highest number of active cases Estimates (with start date of the last 14 days by the positivity index, by entity and epidemiological week). At the national level 41,309 infections are calculated.

There are more than 2,000 suspicious deaths that could add to the total in the next few hours. They also accounted for 964,812 negative cases, 43,963 suspects with possibility of outcome and patients 591,150 recovered out of a total of 2,084,627 medical evaluations.

Balance of the pandemic to date (Photo: SSa)

Balance of the pandemic to date (Photo: SSa)

Worldwide, 36,361,054 confirmed cases (350,766 new cases) and 1,056,186 deaths (6,339 new deaths). The global fatality rate is 2.9 percent.

The distribution by sex in confirmed patients with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, shows a 52% predominated in men. The overall median age is 43 years. Mexico City continues to register most of the accumulated cases in the country and alone represents 17% of all cases registered by residence entity.

Of the 28,869 general hospital beds counted throughout the country, 27% (7,843) are employed and the 73% are available (20,026). The states with the lowest percentage of available beds are: Nuevo León, Colima, Mexico City and the State of Mexico.

Active cases and recovered cases in Mexico (Photo: SSa)

Active cases and recovered cases in Mexico (Photo: SSa)

About the occupation of beds with fan counted this day (10,699), to care for patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19, 24% (2,537) are busy and 76% (8,162) are available. Although Colima has the highest number of occupied beds, it still accounts for more than 55% of hospital availability.

Jorge Alomía recalled that today is the World Mental Health Day, so this Saturday afternoon some officials will speak on the subject, pointing out some factors that can affect people suffering from mental disorders.

First of all, Dr. Jorge González Olvera, Director General of the National Commission against Addictions (Conadic) recalled that health and mental health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not only the absence of affections or diseases.

General beds occupied (Photo: SSa)

General beds occupied (Photo: SSa)

The people that have mental and physical health they can develop their own skills; cope with the normal stresses of life; work to be productive in various areas and contribute to the community.

He noted that some risk factors for people to suffer health disorders is poverty, as well as chronic health problems, violence, and trauma that can lead to substance abuse, developmental problems, post-traumatic stress, suicide, alcoholism, and depression.

He noted that there is a prevalence of cases of depression in patients with physical illnesses, mainly in those who suffer from tuberculosis (46%), HIV / AIDS (44%), cancer (33%), stroke (31%) and epilepsy (30%), among others.

Beds with fan occupied and available (Photo: SSa)

Beds with fan occupied and available (Photo: SSa)

The officials recalled that mental health is also a priority for the Government of Mexico, which is why it has implemented several development plans to align the transformation, since a population without mental disorders is more productive and their consumption of harmful substances is zero or low.

They pointed out that the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to an increase in mental problems derived from the stress, anxiety and confinement that has been experienced, for which they intend to guarantee access to mental health services and psychological support under a comprehensive approach throughout the population.

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