Map of the coronavirus in Mexico November 20: the four states where a third of the 100,000 deaths are concentrated

Illustration: Jovani Pérez

The Ministry of Health (In) reported that so far they have registered 1,019,543 cases of accumulated infections coronavirus (COVID-19). Furthermore, since the beginning of the epidemic, Mexico has suffered 100,104 deaths.

The above represents that there was an increase in 4,472 infected in the last 24 hours, as well as 576 deaths.

Four entities account for a third of total deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, they are: Mexico City (16,677), State of Mexico (11,399), Veracruz (5,090) and Puebla (5,029).

Illustration: Jovani Pérez
Illustration: Jovani Pérez

The table describes the number of deaths positive for COVID-19 by date of death as of today’s cutoff, ordered from highest to lowest according to the state. Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Baja California, Sinaloa, Guanajuato and Sonora cAs the 10 entities that have registered the highest number of deaths and that together represent more than half (61.9%) of all those in the country. Mexico City alone accumulates 16.7% of all deaths nationwide.

Mexico City is the entity with the highest number of active cases (> 3,000 cases), followed by Nuevo León, Guanajuato and Durango, as the entities with more than 1,000 active cases and that as a whole they account for 41% of active cases in the country.

By calculating estimated active cases (most suspected active cases with a start date of the last 14 days by the positivity index, by entity and epidemiological week), Mexico City and Nuevo León are the entities with the highest number of estimated active cases (> 3,000 cases). At the national level, an estimated 37,473 active cases are calculated.

Illustration: Jovani Pérez
Illustration: Jovani Pérez

The doctor. Jose Luis Alomy, Director General of Epidemiology, reported from the National Palace that there are registered 18,947 active cases of the illness; that is, patients who began with coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days (November 6 to 19).

Refering to hospital occupancy and availability nationwide, it was reported that the IRAG Network reported that there are 28,418 general beds, of which 10,559 (37%) are already occupied and 17,859 (63%) available. In this area, Durango the entity with the highest percentage of beds that are being used, with 77 percent.

While of the 10,410 beds with fans, 3,048 (29%) are occupied and 7,362 (71%) available. Here Aguascalientes continues as the state with the highest occupancy rate, with 60 percent.

Photo: Ministry of Health
Photo: Ministry of Health

With respect to International panorama, there are a total of 55,928,327 confirmed cases worldwide. Of those, they are 7,750,205 (14%) confirmed cases in the last 14 days.

The overall fatality rate remains at 2.4%, and the active pandemic focuses on Europe with 254,649 cases, or 42.8 percent.

Currently, Mexico remains the fourth country in the world with the most deaths from the coronavirus only below the United States, Brazil and India, and the eleventh in number of infections, according to the latest update from Johns Hopkins University.

Illustration: Jovani Pérez
Illustration: Jovani Pérez

More than 100,000 dead in Mexico

For his part, Dr. Hugo López – Gatell Ramírez, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, recognized that the more than 100,000 deaths by coronavirus are a figure that was not expected at the beginning of the pandemic, which is why it is already considered one of the main causes of death in Mexico.

It is an unpleasant, sad, unfortunate positioning for human beings, as one of the leading causes of death. We do not know what it will end up being (the final figure) as the epidemic continues, just like the other conditions that were already there before the epidemic.

The official recalled that the causes of death have been dominated by non-communicable diseases, in addition to homicides, suicides, traffic accidents and those at home.

Illustration: Jovani Pérez
Illustration: Jovani Pérez

And on the other hand, he stressed, there are the economic and social consequences of the pandemic. There is a part that is, to a certain extent, inevitable, and that is that people with the greatest need go out to carry out economic activities.

As for the recent approval in the Senate, in general and in particular, of the Federal Law for the Regulation of Cannabis which will regulate the cultivation, production, distribution, sale and consumption for recreational use, López-Gatell pointed out that the Ministry of Health has no legal competence to comment on it

“In the recreational part, we declare ourselves incompetent, in the sense of legal competence, not that we do not have different perspectives, but it is not our field of legal competence to say whether it is good or bad, whether it should be done or have a program to incorporate its use recreationally ”, he sentenced.

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