On day 30 of the so-called “new normal”, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, pointed out that the Covid-19 epidemic is slowing down, even though Mexico is still “at its peak high ”of the pandemic.
He added that if coronavirus cases are considered in all entities, “grossly”, the country is half the epidemic.
“The incidence is slowing down and this has been progressive.
“The number of cases that occur daily is still very high, this should not be confused.
“The epidemic is still active, the epidemic is in fact at its highest point. Let me be very clear, there are still infections, there are still a lot of infections and hospitalizations.
“The number of deaths that are recorded, is close to 600 per day. This is still active, the epidemic is not over and will not end before October.
“The positive news is that the rate at which the epidemic is rising is slowing down. The epidemic is slowing down, why is it positive? because there will come a time when it is so slow that it is zero, that the number of cases no longer increases, “he explained.
IN A DAY, MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND CONTACTS ARE REGISTERED
The accumulated confirmed cases of Covid-19 rose to 226 thousand 89, due to the occurrence of 5 thousand 432 new infections. While 23,782 are active cases.
Deaths totaled 27,769, due to the emergence of 648 new deaths. 134 thousand 957 are the patients who have recovered from coronavirus.
Baja California Sur, Tamaulipas, Colima, Zacatecas and Michoacán are the five states that presented the greatest increase in their mobility.
According to the RED IRAG (Serious Acute Respiratory Infection), Nayarit has 65 percent of occupancy in general beds, compared to 45 percent of national average occupancy. Tabasco registers 64 percent and the State of Mexico 63 percent.
In fan beds, the national average occupancy is 40 percent.
In contrast, Baja California registered 65 percent, the State of Mexico 60 percent and Nuevo León with 57 percent hospital occupation.
WITH IMSS CONVERSION AVOIDS HOSPITAL SATURATION
The general director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, pointed out that with 12,735 beds, 184 converted hospitals, expansion and temporary units, it has been possible to avoid hospital saturation during the health emergency.
He added that, in addition to the participation of 2,420 Covid teams – made up of emergency physicians, intensivists, specialists and general practitioners – no coronavirus patient has been left without care.
Therefore, Zoé Robledo said that health workers and their protection are a priority for the IMSS, so the goal has been reached to deliver 850 thousand weekly “items”, which include goggles, face masks, gowns, gloves and everything that is needed for the care of coronavirus patients.
Regarding the mobilization that Health workers will carry out this Wednesday, the director of Social Security said:
“We are respectful of any type of demonstration and above all we are respectful of the agreements that have been made with the Union, which have been kept.”
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