On the afternoon of this Friday, May 15, the undersecretary of health, Hugo López Gatell, held his traditional press conference; however this time also released the number of Mexicans who have died in the United States, one of the countries that has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
López Gatell explained that the figure of deceased nationals on American soil is 837, while the cases of contagion by COVID-19 are 337 to date.
NY is the city of USA where more civilians have lost their lives to this disease, because according to the report of the undersecretary they are 594 deaths of Mexicans and 101 infected so far.
California is another of the entities of the United States where there is a record of the death of civilians, with 74; Illinois, 45; Washigton, 11.
In addition, he explained why on American soil there are more people infected by COVID, what number of deaths from the virus, since it assured that it is a situation that in some countries repeats itself, because the same logic is not followed for the registration of cases as for the registration of deaths.
“It is not uncommon for the registry of deaths and serious cases to be of better capacity than the registry of minor cases. It is not uncommon for the statistics of mortality since certification is required and a process that the registry of cases, "stressed the undersecretary.
According to data from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there are 61 more compatriots, who have been infected in other countries, with Canada being the second with the most cases, as it reports 46 countrymen who tested positive for COVID, but does not have any record of deaths. To the date.
United States It is one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus crisis, as it has one million 280,820 confirmed cases and 75,777 people have died.
For its part, the Ministry of Health announced that Mexico already adds 4,767 deaths due to COVID-19 and 45,032 infections until the early hours of this Saturday, May 16.
Even the death toll in the country exceeded China, the place where the pandemic outbreak began, since the Asian nation had only 4,637 dead.
In general, Mexico ranks 12th on the list of nations with the most death records from COVID-19, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University in the United States.
While, Mexico City reached 12,456 cases of COVID-19, while in the State of Mexico, the second entity with the most cases in the country, reports 7,570 as of Friday's cut. According to the Ssa, the active cases are to date 10,238.
Hugo López-Gatell also said that when the "new normal" returns, after reducing the number of coronavirus cases in the country, measures should be implemented to strengthen the prevention of chronic diseases that affect Mexicans, such as: diabetes, hypertension , obesity, among others.
"When we transition to the new normal, we must incorporate the lessons learned from an intense experience in terms of the health threats posed by a pandemic like this."
It must be remembered that the plan "normality plan" was implemented a few days ago by the government of the Republic, which highlights that at least 269 municipalities that are free of contagion will be the first to reactivate their activities, in at least 15 States of the Republic from May 18.
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