Mexico presented on Tuesday its day of more deaths and infections by COVID-19 with 501 and 3,455, respectively, with which it accumulated 8,134 deaths and 74,560 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, the health authorities of this country reported.
New infections and deaths from the disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus, represent the highest figures for a single day, since the first case was reported on February 28 and the first death on March 13.
The accumulated cases reached 74,560 this day from 71,105 yesterday, which represented an increase of 4.9%, explained the director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, when presenting the technical report at the National Palace.
The active epidemic is made up of 14,718 active cases that presented symptoms in the last 14 days and that represent a fifth of the accumulated cases, explained the Mexican official.
The deaths caused by COVID-19 rose in the last 24 hours from 7,633 this yesterday to 8,134 in the report on Tuesday, with an increase of 6.5%.
Additionally, the authorities reported the registration of 716 suspected coronavirus deaths, which are awaiting laboratory results to be confirmed or ruled out.
The authorities indicated that the record of 31,878 accumulated suspicious cases, along with 128,691 with a negative test result, results in a universe of 235,129 people studied since the beginning of the pandemic.
On whether the deaths and infections of this day were a kind of peak or plateau, the undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, asked “not to have the expectation that at some point the epidemic will go down altogether “
He said that due to its territorial extension and population density, in Mexico “there is not a single pandemic (…) we begin to see signs of reduction in some states, but in others it will continue to rise.”
In the morning, López-Gatell stressed that mortality from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has already “stabilized” in the country and reiterated that the contagion curve has flattened.
The official explained that, according to the death registry in the last week, “there has been a stability in mortality” in the country.
Regarding the hospital occupation reported by the authorities, it reached 39% in the so-called general beds and 34% of the beds that have fans that are reserved for cases in which patients must be intubated.
On the day, the state of Guerrero has positioned itself as the one with the highest occupancy of beds for COVID patients in the country, ahead of Mexico City, the State of Mexico and Tabasco.
Hypertension, diabetes and obesity are presented as the most frequent collateral diseases in COVID-19 deaths in the country.
Mexico is preparing to lift, from June 1, healthy distance measures, mitigation of the epidemic and the suspension of activities in various branches of industry, such as the automotive sector.
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