Mexico accumulates 6,875 infections with 546 deaths from COVID-19



Mexico reached 6,875 infections and 546 deaths from COVID-19 this Friday with a report of 578 cases and 60 deaths in the last 24 hours, the country’s health authorities reported.

The 6,875 laboratory-confirmed cases represent an increase of 9.1% compared to the 6,297 infections that occurred the previous day, according to the figures presented in the daily technical report at the National Palace in Mexico City.

In the last 24 hours, 60 deaths from COVID-19 were reported, for a global of 546 records in the country, in addition to the fact that there is a report of 153 suspected deaths and that they are under study to confirm or rule out the diagnosis of the disease.

The Director of Epidemiology of the Government of Mexico, José Luis Alomía, reported the existence of 13,364 suspects and 28,126 negatives, from a universe of 48,365 patients studied throughout the country.

He added that of the total confirmed cases of this disease, 4,396 (63.96%) are kept under ambulatory treatment at home and 740 (10.76%) are hospitalized in stable condition.

Another 1,424 cases (20.71%) are in a serious condition in hospitals and 315 patients who were intubated were reported, the epidemiologist said.

Alomia highlighted that 2,627 patients have already recovered from the disease, representing 38% of the total confirmed cases.

Most cases of COVID-19 occur in the metropolitan areas of the cities of Mexico, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla and Tijuana, followed by others such as the Mexican resort of Cancun.

According to geographic distribution, one in five municipalities in the country has reported at least one case of COVID-19. 20.4% of the 2,457 municipalities in the country, according to the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Information (INEGI).

Among the deaths, the health authorities reiterated that hypertension, diabetes and obesity remain as the pre-existing pathologies in patients as pre-existing diseases.

The health authorities of Mexico have maintained the Sana Distancia program that invites citizens to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus since March 20 and recently increased its validity until April 30.

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