President López Obrador was discharged after suffering from the COVID-19 disease (Photo: Presidency of Mexico)
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador He resumed his activities at the head of the Mexican government on Monday. After being absent for two weeks due to his contagion of COVID-19, the president led the morning press conference at the National Palace, a situation that was possible thanks to the medical discharge granted by the team of specialists headed by Jorge Alcocer, Secretary of Health.
At an evening press conference, Jose Luis Alomy, National Director of Epidemiology, announced that as of day 10 of infection, the Mexican president remained “Practically asymptomatic”.
Already this last week he was quite well, asymptomatic, in a very good state of health, he attended meetings through videoconferences and telephone calls and today Monday began with the morning conference, obviously he began his activities in person and he was able to do it because His team of doctors, coordinated by the Secretary of Health, Dr. Jorge Alcocer Varela, gave this medical discharge, the epidemiological discharge was practically from day 10 and from the day he no longer presented symptoms but a clinical follow-up process was important to see that you have a proper recovery and are ready to return to your activities
The general director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía Zegarra, gave details about the clinical evolution presented by President López Obrador when he was infected with COVID-19 (Photo: EFE / Presidency)
Regarding the evolution of the infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the president, Alomía explained that the second week of the clinical picture was practically observationSince the president responded positively to the recommended treatment from the first week.
The second week was of follow-up, in which he was given a clinical review by specialist doctors, laboratory tests were taken to know his corresponding biological levels, but it was more than a week of follow-up.
Meanwhile, the official assured that López Obrador is in good health, taking care of the necessary work to attend the health emergency and generating the necessary instructions to be able to have the largest number of vaccines against COVID-19 as soon as possible.
During the press conference to report on the coronavirus disease in the country, the epidemiologist explained that the incubation period can range from two days to 14 daysHowever, the average patient has symptoms on the fifth or sixth day.
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Therefore, it is estimated that the president was infected between Sunday and Tuesday prior to the confirmation of his condition. “There is not a particular event, a particular meeting where a person could have been detected who, having been asymptomatic or sick from COVID-19, could have represented the contagion of the president”, indicated the specialist.
This is definitely difficult, on many occasions, to identify. Especially when we are in an environment, such as Mexico City, where we have a significant circulation of the virus at the community level, the role played by people who are asymptomatic, but who are infected and can transfer.
Similarly, the official pointed out that no secondary cases have been found, that is, “none of all the contacts that were studied have been confirmed or initiated as suspected cases of the disease”.
Regarding the figures for the coronavirus epidemic in Mexico, the National Epidemiology Director reported that they add up to 1,936,013 confirmed infections Y 166,731 cumulative deaths in Mexico.
Until this Monday, February 8, 429,370 suspected cases were registered, 4,902,400 people studied and 1,501,580 patients recovered from the disease.
From week 3 to 4 of 2021 there was a decrease 32% in estimated cases (sum of confirmed and suspected infections) nationwide, accounting for 2,130,287 as of this Monday.
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