Pemex adds 190 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic

Pemex worker in Campeche probe Photo: Twitter @Pemex
Pemex worker in Campeche probe Photo: Twitter @Pemex

To date, the parastatal Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has registered 6,380 suspected cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, for which reason it has carried out 2,380 diagnostic tests, which have ruled out 989 cases and confirmed 1,391.

According to the company, 601 positive cases were discharged, 404 continue in home isolation, 160 in hospitalization in an isolated ward and are in intensive care 36.

Pemex detailed that so far registers 190 deaths, of which 67 occurred in retirees, 55 in relatives, 66 in workers and 2 external.

While, "He regrets the death of people affected by this disease and reiterated that, through its Health Services, it continues to implement a comprehensive prevention model to minimize the spread of COVID-19 between the oil community and its beneficiaries."

Through a statement, Pemex detailed that out of a rightful population of approximately 750,000 people (among workers, retirees and workers), they have 6,380 suspected cases of COVID-19.

The new coronavirus has represented significant damages for employees of essential sectors in the Mexican economy and an example of this is Pemex.


Although Pemex has implemented a prevention model whose purpose is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 among its employees, retirees and their families, The oil company has been criticized for considering that it did not take this type of action quickly enough, as it began to evacuate its workers from offshore platforms in late April.

In Mexico there are 65,856 registered cases of COVID-19 and 7,179 deaths, the director general of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, José Luis Alomía Zegarra, reported this Saturday.

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Of the total cases, 14,253 remain active, having had an onset of symptoms in the last 14 days. In addition, there are 31,663 suspected cases accumulated, he said at a press conference.


Likewise, 215,665 people have been studied, of which 118,137 obtained negative results. Mexico City and the State of Mexico concentrate the greatest number of accumulated cases, with 18,912 and 10,606, respectively.

He stressed that in the last 24 hours three were reported 3,329 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, representing an increase of 5.3 percent compared to the previous day.

Nationally, he mentioned, hospital occupation is 38%. This represents nine 1,206 IRAG beds out of a total of 24,042.


The entities that register the highest occupation of general hospital beds are Guerrero with 76%, Mexico City with 69% and the State of Mexico with 58%.

While Baja California with 65%, State of Mexico with 62% and Mexico City with 58 & represent the states of the Republic with the highest occupancy of beds with fans.

When two months have passed since the formal start of the National Sana Distancia Day, Mexico City continues to lead the accumulated number of confirmed cases (18,912), followed by the State of Mexico (10606) and Baja California (4097).

REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez
REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez

In fourth place is the state of Tabasco, the birthplace of President López Obrador with 3,044 cases, Veracruz (2,689), Sinaloa (2,438), Puebla (2,015), Quintana Roo (1,580), Yucatán (1,419), Michoacán (1,330) , Sonora (1,264), Hidalgo (1,192), Tamaulipas (1,183), Morelos (1,171), Chihuahua (1,170), Jalisco (1,132), Nuevo León (1,120), Guerrero (1,086), Chiapas (1,050), Guanajuato (1,028 ), Oaxaca (964), Coahuila (816), Tlaxcala (749), Querétaro (669), San Luis Potosí (640), Aguascalientes (614), Baja California Sur (521), Campeche (406), Nayarit (404) , Zacatecas (230), Durango (217) and Colima with 100 accumulated cases.

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Likewise, the authorities indicated that there are 718 suspicious deaths, 96 less than those registered yesterday, which could add to the total number of deaths from Covid-19 when the results are provided.


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