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The Ministry of Health (SSa), through its evening information exercise, reported the progress of the pandemic of COVID-19 in Mexico until this Monday, January 18, where a total of 1,649,502 cumulative confirmed cases and 141,248 deaths.
This means that in 24 hours, 19,244 new cases and 1,007 deaths were added directly related to SARS-CoV-2, which arrived in Mexico in February last year to the national capital and from there it spread throughout the republic.
While reading the technical report, Luis Alomía, director of epidemiology, also specified the Active pandemic, positivity, hospital capacity, virus lethality and progress of the national vaccination day, which are extremely important to understand the risk in which different states are, since since October of last year, the rebound of the new strain of coronavirus has not been able to face despite the efforts of the federal government.
Refering to active epidemic, the public official indicated that 98,554 patients are estimated, which is equivalent to the 5 percent. It should be noted that what is considered an active epidemic are all SARS-CoV-2 patients who manifested symptoms in the last 14 days and that their main quality is that they can transmit the virus to more people.
Based on the number of tests applied and the confirmed COVID-19 results, the positivity in Mexico it is in a 44 percent. Refering to lethality, it was closed this Monday in a 7% one percentage point mentor at the close of last week.
Regarding hospital occupation, Dr. Alomía attracted the report on SARI beds (Severe Acute Respiratory Infection), which indicated that in general beds (without artificial respirator), Mexico has an occupation of 60%This is because of the 33,650 beds available, 20,054 have already been occupied; However, there are eight states with an occupation greater than 70%, which puts workers in the health sector in trouble to guarantee the necessary care.
The Mexico City leads this list with an occupation of 89%, it follows Guanajuato and the State of Mexico with 86%, then Hidalgo and Nuevo León with 83%, then Puebla with 79%, Morelos with 76% and Nayarit with 73%.
According to the slides, the beds with fan (artificial respiratory support), the director of epidemiology presented a more favorable estimate, since the national occupation is of the 52%This is because of the 10,240 total beds in the republic, there are 5,359 occupied. And as for the entities with occupancy greater than 70%, there are only three entities: Mexico City with 86%, State of Mexico with 78% and Nuevo León with 72%.
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