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There are 1,036 Mexicans killed in the US by coronavirus: New York is the state with the most

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SRE staff must maintain close communication with families to record these figures. (Photo: Luis Torres / EFE)
SRE staff must maintain close communication with families to record these figures. (Photo: Luis Torres / EFE)

The number of Mexicans who have passed away in the United States because of COVID-19 it already added 1,036, according to data from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), which also disclosed that NY is the entity with the highest number of deaths with 671. Then there is california, with 103; and in the end was Illinois, Chicago, with 73.

The numbers reported by the federal agency through a statement correspond to the provided by consular authorities starting at notifications who have carried out the families of the deceased. It is worth mentioning that the data may varyIt depends on whether or not loved ones provide the information of their dead.

"Consular personnel in the United States maintain a close contact with the families of people affected by COVID-19 in that country. The objective is provide consular assistance necessary and guide them on resources and supports at your disposal ”, detailed the SRE.

Colorado, New Jersey and Wisconsin register 20 deceased Mexicans in every state. In Maryland there have been 13 deaths, while in Pennsylvania and Washington have been 11 in eachas well as others 10 in Texas. The list also includes Indiana and Michigan, with nine cases; Minnesota with eight; and North Carolina, Massachusetts and Virginia with six each.

In the state of New York is where more cases of dead Mexicans have been recorded. (Photo: Jeenah Moon / Reuters)
In the state of New York is where more cases of dead Mexicans have been recorded. (Photo: Jeenah Moon / Reuters)

Regarding the number of people with Mexican nationality who have died in other countries of the world, the Ministry of Foreign Relations reported that the figure has remained at seven: three in Spain, two in Peru and a couple more in Colombia and France.

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Furthermore, the government also reported that two flights arrived in Mexico with 189 compatriots who were returned to the country from United States. Upon arrival at the airport facilities in that country, they were subjected to health protocols

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early detection of coronavirus symptoms before traveling.

They could only board the flightsfrom San Diego and Texas, the people who "Showed no signs or were asymptomatic"Mexican government entities said in a statement involved in repatriation, among them the chancellery.

Likewise, the United States Immigration authorities assisted Mexicans in returning by land to their places of origin, was stated in the statement, but did not detail what that assistance consisted of.

Manual for serving Mexicans in the US and Canada

The SRE communicated a manual for embassies and consulates in the US and Canada where it instructed to monitor and protect Mexican workers in those countries. (Photo: Nick Oxford / Reuters)
The SRE communicated a manual for embassies and consulates in the US and Canada where it instructed to monitor and protect Mexican workers in those countries. (Photo: Nick Oxford / Reuters)

This Friday, the Undersecretariat for Foreign Affairs for North America published a Handbook through which indicates the instructions what the consulates and embassies for attend to compatriots in United States and Canada.

One of the points is provide assistance and protection complying with the health and safety regulations of both countries. Also contemplates offer documentation services emergency consular and support in repatriation the remains of those who have died, as well as monitor, as far as possible, the infected people.

Likewise, it details that channel local resources to attend to all the issues that arise related to COVID-19 and even offer help prioritizing mental health of people and report on support programs which can be accessed through remote community windows.

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Another of the relevant instructions marked in the document, which was disseminated through the digital platforms of the embassies and consulates, is ensure the rights of Mexican workers, particularly the agricultural in order for them to have the sanitary measures in their work and they can report possible violations regardless of their immigration status.

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