By adding 7,633 coronavirus deaths, Mexico has become this afternoon the nineth country with more deaths from the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The Ministry of Health (SSa) reported that, until this Monday, May 25, there are 71,105 accumulated confirmed cases, which position the Mexican nation at number 17 in the global table in this area. Additionally, they were accounted for 641 suspicious deaths.
As part of the daily report on COVID-19, the director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, disclosed that total 14,020 active infections, which means that these patients presented symptoms in the last 14 days.
As for the number of suspected cases accumulated, the figure rises to 29,509 and the tests that have given negative results add up to 125,036. The total of people studied with suspected coronavirus in the country, as reported by the epidemiologist, is 225,650. He also disclosed that they are going 64 days of the National Day of Healthy Distance and missing five more days.
On the international scene, there have been 5,304,772 positive cases accumulated globally. Of these1,298,573 –24% - belong to the group of patients who are active and sources of contagion. The global case fatality rate is 6.4 percent. In addition, the official reported that America is the region most affected by the pandemic, since it houses the 53.4% (692,901 confirmed active cases), while Europe at 22.6% (293,571 cases).
On the figures by state, the data show that Mexico City continues to record the highest number of infections and deaths nationwide, with 20,235 and 2,024, respectively.
However, Mexico City is positioned as the leading active cases confirmed (3,654) and are followed by the State of Mexico (1,422), Tabasco (606), Veracruz (600), Sinaloa (557) and Baja California (553).
On the other hand, Alomía explained that the incidence rate of active cases for every 100.00 inhabitants in the state is 10.9. The Mexican capital is the state with the highest disease burden within the active epidemic (40.51%), also highlighting Tabasco (23.55%), Sinaloa (17.64%), Yucatan (17.26%), Tlaxcala (15.57%) and Baja California (15.21%).
According to official counts, the five entities most affected, in terms of people who have passed away due to illness, are the Mexico City at the head, followed in descending order, the State of Mexico, Baja California, Tabasco and Sinaloa.
In addition to this, health centers for the care of patients with coronavirus continue to register capacity saturation. According to the data of the Secretary of Health, until the last cut of May 25, at the national level, 61% of general hospitalization sites are available and 39% occupied. In beds with fans 65% are available and 35% have reached the limit of their capacity.
However, in the Mexico City only has a capacity of 22% of total general hospital beds before a 78% occupancy. Regarding care with fans, said entity has a 65% full spaces and 35% availability.
As every Monday, the health authorities released the distribution data by age and sex, highlighting that, of the total accumulated infections, 43% have affected women and 57% men; In addition, the average age is located in 46 years, which is related, according to Alomia, to are the people who are in full production stage and they have to go out to essential activities.
Regarding the accumulated deaths, the median is located in 60 years. Of people who have died from the disease, 32% are women and 68% men.
Comorbidities associated with accumulated deaths were also discussed, the three most important being hypertension (42.8%), diabetes (37.6%) and obesity (26.7%).
On tests to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in people, the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference Dr. Manuel Martínez Báez (InDRE) authorized the Preclinical Research Unit (UNIPREC) from the Faculty of Chemistry of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) for perform diagnostic tests for COVID-19 for epidemiological surveillance purposes.
Through a statement, the house of studies reported that the permission was granted in the category of Laboratory of the Academy, which will allow offer this service to the public health sector in the detection of coronavirus disease.
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Mexico is the country that least tests for virus infection among the 36 nations that make up the body. Based on data from a study carried out by the organization, in the country it has 0.4 tests per 1,000 inhabitantsIn contrast, the average of the OECD members is located in 22.9 tests per 1,000 inhabitants.
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