MEXICO – Five days after the economic and social reactivation begins in Mexico, the undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, highlighted that the mortality due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has “stabilized” and reiterated that the contagion curve has flattened.
The official explained Tuesday morning that, according to the death record in the last week, “there has been stability in mortality” in the country.
In addition, he reiterated that regarding the progress of cases accumulated by COVID-19, “we have had some days, as in the last 24 hours, where it increased by 3.5% (the epidemiological curve), which is the smallest increase we have had up to the moment”.
He explained that this in numbers represents 2,485 people infected in the last day, which is a similar increase in the last week.
He recalled that the flattening of the curve refers to the scenario that would have occurred in the absence of interventions such as social distancing and the paralysis of non-essential activities, which concludes in much of the country on June 1.
The increase in the number of deaths creates a row of up to three days to satisfy demand.
He asserted that in Mexico 71,105 people have been confirmed with COVID-19 since the first case was presented on February 28 of this year, while 14,000 have the active form of the disease in the last 14 days and 7,633 people have died to cause of the action of the coronavirus.
He said that in the country 11 people for every 100,000 have had COVID in the last 14 days, although in Mexico City, where the greatest activity of this disease has been recorded, this number rises to 40 for every 100,000 and in Tabasco 24 for every 100,000.
When asked about whether Mexico was the Latin American country with the highest lethality due to the coronavirus, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said it was a “falsehood.”
He recommended that it be reviewed, with data from the World Health Organization (WHO), how many deaths there have been in Latin American countries and what is the population of each one.
In addition, López Obrador thanked the people of Mexico for heeding the indications of social distancing, which prevented further COVID-19 infections. And he assured that for this the citizenship won the “gold medal”, while the silver medal was awarded to health personnel who fight against the pandemic.
A technical committee will evaluate the causes of the considered “suspicious deaths”
EXTEND AGREEMENT WITH PRIVATE HOSPITALS
Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced that the agreement that the federal government signed with the National Association of Private Hospitals and the Mexican Hospital Consortium with the aim of referring beneficiaries of the public health system to private health care units will be extended for another month .
In this regard, Héctor Valle, President of Funsalud, indicated that in the first month of this agreement, which ran from April 23 to May 23, more than 4,000 patients were treated to attend them for cases such as caesarean sections, appendicitis, among others, and that This allowed “to vent the occupation in COVID hospitals.”
He explained that the initiative also supported more than 87 hospitals in the country, with a total of 1,350 million pesos collected ($ 60.79 million), more than 550 companies, more than half a million kits, 160 respirators and more than 3,000 ventilators. .
“We are pleased to be able to work for Mexico because Mexico belongs to everyone,” he said.