The treatment was applied to patients suffering from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome due to COVID-19. (Photo: . / Edgard Garrido)

The Governor of the State of Hidalgo, Omar Fayad Meneses, announced that through the use of mesenchymal stem cells and exosomes, 26 Hidalguenses who were severe with COVID-19 managed to recover.

This as part of a study carried out by the state government in collaboration with that of Japan, according to the newspaper El Universal. Thirty patients participated in the project, who received an innovative biotechnological therapy to treat COVID-19. They were all in serious condition, but 26 of them managed to recover as a result of the treatment.

The agreement to carry out these activities was agreed on June 13 at a meeting between the Hidalgo administration and the International Association of Cell Therapy for the New Coronavrius (IACT4C).

In presenting the results, the Governor thanked the doctor Tetsuya Fujimori and the researchers, Alex Iryiz and Sergio Alva for having been part of the project.

He assured that « based on these promising results, we will seek approval in Hidalgo for this revolutionary treatment for COVID-19. » In the same direction, it was reported that an authorization would be requested to make a stem cell processing center that will have a high-level technology called « Prometheus ».

Mexico has positioned itself in fifth place in Latin America and 13th worldwide. (Photo: . / Edgard Garrido)

Currently, the study is in its second phase, in which it is controlled and analyzes the safety and efficacy of the use of exosomes and human mesenchymal cells intravenously applied.

The Mexican media reported that the treatment was applied to patients who suffered Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome because of COVID-19.

The president reiterated his willingness to continue collaborating with the Japanese government and that a positive aspect of the crisis is that closer ties between countries so far away are achieved.

The governor also used his Twitter account to report that to date there are 6,467 confirmed cases of COVID-19, in addition to 1,003 deaths. There are also 1,282 recovered cases and 1,282 recovered patients.

These are part of the 44,876 deaths and 402,876 confirmed cases accumulated nationwide until the 58th day of the so-called “new normality”. Likewise, 449,854 negative cases, 87,538 suspects and 261,457 recovered patients have been counted.

To address the pandemic, the government received on July 28, 20 ventilators for intensive care. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) explained that the arrival of the fans was the result of cooperation between the governments of Mexico and the United States and of the conversation between the presidents. Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Donald Trump on April 17, where the acquisition of equipment from that country was agreed.

The Governor thanked Dr. Tetsuya Fujimori and the researchers, Alex Iryiz and Sergio Alva for having been part of the project. (Photo: . / Edgard Garrido)

During the morning conference, the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, He pointed out that in 20 states the infections of coronavirus increase day by day, however in 12 they go down.

In the mortality ranking, Mexico has positioned itself in fifth place in Latin America and 13th worldwide. About73% of deaths were associated with at least one comorbidity, mainly hypertension, diabetes and obesity.

Actually, Mexico City continues to be the entity with the highest number of active casesfollowed by Guanajuato, Nuevo León, which rose by one place, Estado de México, Veracruz, which rose by two places, Tabasco, Coahuila, which rose by one site, Jalisco, Yucatan, rose by one place, and Puebla.


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