In Mexico, 1,378 COVID-19 infections increased and 37 deaths



In Mexico, the number of COVID-19 infections increased to 1,378 this Wednesday, with 163 new ones compared to 1,215 the previous day, and 37 deaths due to this disease, 8 more than in the previous report, their health authorities reported.

The general director of Epidemiology of the Ministry (Ministry) of Health, José Luis Alomía Zegarra, also indicated that the health authorities have registered 3,827 suspected cases of the disease and 7,073 negatives.

The figure of 1,378 confirmed cases represents an increase of 11.8% compared to the 1,215 presented on Tuesday. Of these, 206 correspond to hospitalized patients and 1,172 are ambulatory.

Of the confirmed cases, 46% have already recovered, 51% are in isolation, and the remaining 3% have died.

Alomía explained that 12,278 people have been reviewed since the first case of COVID-19 in Mexico was registered on February 27.

He noted that the most common age group of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 40 to 44 years old, followed by 30-34 years old, because they are the ones with the greatest mobility.

In addition, the specialist specified that the Mexican territorial entities with the most confirmed cases are, in that order, Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Jalisco, Puebla and Nuevo León.

Meanwhile, the director of Health Promotion, Ricardo Cortés, announced a new information tool between citizens and authorities, the COVID-19MX application.

Cortés said that this application facilitates the access and exchange of information about the disease "with scientific support" and information validated through a mobile phone.

"As a component of risk communication and health promotion we have an obligation to guide all people in self-care in relation to the symptoms of the person or his family," he said.

He added that the application will work so that, in case some people present complications for breathing, fever or some other symptom, they easily enter into communication with the corresponding organism to be treated.

The General Health Council of Mexico, the country's highest health authority, decided on Monday to extend until April 30 the suspension of public, private and social activities to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

The activities of the health system, public safety and citizen protection, those necessary to maintain critical infrastructure, government social programs and commercial activities of the industry, remain essential.

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