“It had a constant decrease”: Health authorities assured that the fatality rate from Covid-19 was reduced to less than 3%

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The fatality rate in Mexico due to Covid-19 went from 9.8% to less than 3% in recent weeks, despite having exceeded 100,000 deaths, reported the director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, José Luis Alomía, in press conference at the National Palace on Saturday afternoon.

“The lethality had a constant decrease with each epidemiological week, in fact, we saw this accumulated of 9.8% in epidemiological week number 29, when we had the highest burden of cases “, he mentioned.

Alomía explained that in the update of the last week a very important reduction in the lethality of the coronavirus in Mexico is noted.

“In the last update of this week, precisely, we see a very significant reduction in fatality. Of all the time that has elapsed since the epidemic in Mexico since the first case that began and in this specific case of fatality since the first person died and Even the last people who have unfortunately died, the fatality in Mexico is slightly below 10%, 9.8% was the last measure of fatality. But it is important to specify that this measurement is precisely for the entire temporality of the epidemic in Mexico.

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We know that unfortunately, despite all these efforts, there are people who due to their comorbidity, there are people who due to their risk factors, It is much more complicated and much more difficult, despite applying all these measures that can be recovered, especially when we are facing a disease that currently does not have a specific treatment.

Since that does not exist, they are practically supplementary measures or those that are focused on addressing the complications that the disease can produce … But finally, all these actions and being able to always have available, for example, a hospital bed with everything that is needed to attend to, is an activity that in due course should and will contribute to reducing fatality.

And we have seen this lethality decreasing until it reaches practically values ​​of 3%.

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What does this mean to us? That every time and every week that happens, and this we have seen practically since the epidemic began, if we remember the graph, we had the highest fatality rates precisely in the first months of the epidemic, perhaps fewer people were sick, but more were dying based on that percentage “explained the director of

Mexico registered this Saturday 550 new deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing the number of fatalities to 101,373, reported authorities from the Ministry of Health.

In addition, in the last 24 hours, 6,719 new infections were registered, for a total of 1,032,688 confirmed cases.

With these figures, Mexico remains the eleventh country with the most infections and the fourth with the most absolute deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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Furthermore, with almost 785 deaths per million inhabitants, Mexico is the tenth country with the most deaths in proportion to its population.

In the daily technical report of the pandemic, increases of 0.54% in deaths and 0.65% in infections were confirmed, in contrast to the figures of the previous day, when 100,823 deaths and 1,025,969 infected were reported.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, on February 28, 2,684,780 patients have been studied in Mexico with a positivity rate of 43%, reported the director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health.

Among the group of patients studied are the 1,032,688 who had a positive for the viral infection, 1,259,975 with a negative result, and 392,117 who remain suspected cases.

Suspected cases are classified by health authorities among those without a sample (191,489), those who have no possibility of having a result (118,322) and those who wait to know the diagnosis of their test (82,306).

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The official responsible highlighted that 774,930 patients are classified as recovered persons.

The projections of the Mexican authorities indicate that in the country there are for the moment 1,197,540 estimated cases and indicated that 3% of the estimated cases, corresponding to 41,480, They are the ones that represent the active epidemic in the country, being patients who developed their symptoms in the last 14 days.

The report indicated that health authorities currently have 15,566 suspicious deaths that are classified into those without a sample (10,633), those without a diagnosis (4,273) and those that can (660).

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Mexico is nine days away from closing the sixth month of the stage called “new normality ”, which began on June 1 and operates based on a four-color epidemiological traffic light that regulates the opening of economic and social activities.

On Friday, the authorities indicated that for the next two weeks, of the 32 states of Mexico, 14 states will be in orange (high risk), 14 in yellow (medium risk), 2 in red (maximum risk) Chihuahua and Durango, and only two in green (low risk) Campeche and Chiapas.

In the eight months of the pandemic in Mexico, Covid-19 has established itself as the fourth cause of death in the country, behind heart disease, diabetes and malignant tumors, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).


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