In the last 24 hours, Mexico registered 6,891 new cases of COVID-19, in addition to 668 deaths.

The Health Secretary unveiled this Friday that they total 289 thousand 174 cases confirmed accumulated of COVID-19 in Mexico, while there are 34 thousand 191 deaths from the disease.

On the last 24 hours They registered 6 thousand 891 new cases of COVID-19in addition to 668 deaths.

Mexico overtook the United Kingdom on Friday in terms of the total number of coronavirus infections. In addition, it ranked third among the countries with the most deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, below Brazil (1,270) and the United States (823).

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This day, there are 81 thousand 838 suspected cases of coronavirus and 344 thousand 283 people have given negative for disease. It is estimated that there are 29,627 active cases of coronavirus in Mexico.

At the national level, the occupation of general hospitalization SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Infection) is 45 percent, while that of beds with fan it is 38 percent.

López-Gatell expresses concern over lack of confidence

Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, commented that the meaning of the technical report this Friday “the message is of concern.”

Concern about what is happening at the sub-national level, and the situation that is verified in some cases, which we had already alerted from the beginning, the risk of unconfinement occurring, it will become too fast, “he said.

The federal official said that an accelerated reopening of activities in Mexico could trigger a resurgence of COVID-19.

The new normal is not going back to business as usual, it is not doing things as we have always done. We are in the midst of an epidemic; This epidemic exists throughout the world, and in the Americas region the vast majority of the epidemic is found, and Mexico is part of the American continent, ”he commented.

The new normality, what it implies, is the awareness that we have to take care every day of what we do, how we do it, where we do it. And we have to incorporate into our daily life the essential care to ensure that we do not catch it. ”

López-Gatell Ramírez emphasized that each person is responsible for implementing the necessary measures to avoid spread of SARS-CoV-2. “That is, at the end of the day, a decision that each and every citizen has to drink every day. “

It is also a responsibility of the local level of government to ensure that public spaces that should not be open, because the traffic light indicates that it is not appropriate, remain closed, “he said.

It is up to all of us to take care of ourselves, our neighbors and the entire population. So, it is extremely important that we stop this discourse of attack, of polarization, of focusing: ‘there it is, what is happening‘; and the 35,000 dead do not depend on a person, on a level of government, “he said.

He reiterated that everyone in the country should focus on “protecting each other. It is impressive how the discourse has been distorted to a topic completely useless it is affecting us all. ”

We are still missing half the epidemicWe have to act, “he said.

recommendations

The Ministry of Health recommends adopt the following measures to avoid the spread of respiratory diseases:

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use 70 percent alcohol-based gel. When coughing or sneezing, use the sneeze on the label, which involves covering your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or the inside corner of your arm Do not touch your face, nose, mouth and eyes with dirty hands, Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects commonly used in: houses, offices, closed places, transport, meeting centers, etc. Stay at home when have respiratory ailments and see a doctor if any of the symptoms appear (fever higher than 38 ° C, headache, sore throat, runny nose, etc.)

He Government of mexico recommends following the following measures Healthy Distance To prevent the spread of the coronavirus:

Protection and care through domiciliary protection of older adults and other higher risk groups.Suspension of classes throughout the national education system. events over 100 people Temporarily suspend work activities that involve the mobilization of people in all sectors of society. basic measurements of prevention.

It also issued the following recommendations for the face confinement:

Remember that this is a temporary situation. Recognize that staying as long as possible at home is a good for others and for yourself. Design and maintain a routine that helps us have a certain sense of normality and control. Maintain meal schedules and regular sleep. not staying too long in front of the TV. keeping busy and looking for manual activities that distract you (homework, reading, puzzles, exercise, dancing, among others).

With information from López-Dóriga Digital