Mexico reaches 1,510 COVID-19 infections and 50 deaths



Mexico this Thursday reached 1,510 COVID-19 infections with 132 new ones compared to 1,378 the previous day, and 50 deaths, 13 more than the report on Wednesday, health authorities reported.

The 13 deaths in the last 24 hours, reaching over fifty, represented the highest increase in Mexico since the pandemic began.

Health authorities have registered 4,653 suspected cases of the disease and 7,822 negative cases, said the director general of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, José Luis Alomía Zegarra.

In addition, the specialist specified that the entities with the most confirmed cases are, in that order, Mexico City, the State of Mexico and Jalisco "the three states with the highest population load" in the country.

The figure of 1,510 confirmed cases this day represents an increase of 8.7% compared to the 1,378 presented the previous day, in addition it was pointed out that 1,007 cases are ambulatory, 142 stable hospitalized, 84 seriously hospitalized and 15 intubated hospitalized.

Alomía explained that 13,985 people have been reviewed since the first case of COVID-19 in Mexico was registered on February 27.

The specialist indicated that young adults "are the most contagious" and hospitalized "serious and deceased are older adults".

"On average, in the last week, there has been an average of about 150 confirmed cases per day and the trend has been constant," he said.

The undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, indicated that "it is impossible to abruptly stop an epidemic", so it seeks to modify its intensity by reducing the number of cases of contagion.

In addition, he asked Mexicans abroad and who are trying to return to the country to "do not come and wait for now" since if they are infected they will contribute to the increase in infections.

At the conference, a recruitment campaign for medical personnel was announced by Alejandro Svarch Pérez, from the National Medical Coordination of the Institute of Health for Welfare (Insabi), who called on the medical community to join the campaign "Wellbeing Doctors "to confront the pandemic of COVID-19.

Last Monday, the General Health Council, the highest health authority in Mexico, decided to extend until April 30 the suspension of public, private and social activities, to mitigate the expansion of the coronavirus.

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

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