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Thirty four Percent Diagnosed in Last 14 Days

By Ricardo Guzman | Sun, 05/03/2020 - 20:54

COVID-19 active cases are concentrated in Mexico City, State of Mexico, Tabasco, Sinaloa and Veracruz, said Deputy Minister of Health Hugo López-Gatell on Sunday’s special briefing. After reporting the total number of positive cases rose to 23,471 and deaths to 2,154, the official added that so far 59,704 patients have tested negative for the virus.

López-Gatell noted that from the first infection to date, there are over 3.3 million cases worldwide, 34 percent  of which have been diagnosed in the last 14 days. He noted that people are amazed on how fast the disease can evolve and said that this is a reason why individuals in high-risk groups must go to the doctor as soon as they notice symptoms. “When the virus becomes severe, it inflames the lungs. This is pneumonia, pneumonitis,” he said.

 

As of Sunday, May 3

1,383     new cases (from yesterday)

23,471   confirmed cases nationwide

12,664   under investigation

2,154     deaths

 

Suggestion for Organizations

Organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the G-20 group must reconvert to become true promoters of cooperation for development and the well-being of peoples and nations, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said. During his Sunday video-message, the president presented the paper he wrote under the title ’Some lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic‘, where he stated that the international organizations stated should get rid of the prevailing mercantile approach “to make sure that ideas and actions in all countries are guided by humanitarian principles, rather than by economic interests,” he said.

 

New expansion hospital

IMSS is working on an Expansion Hospital at the Hermanos Rodríguez Racetrack. “The hospital will allow us to have more beds, especially for patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms but who require hospitalization and cannot go home,” IMSS head Zoé Robledo said in a video message. Eight modules with 24 beds each and 16 intensive care beds have been installed in the stands of the sport venue. Robledo reported that IMSS has 17 reconversion hospitals in Mexico City.

 

Mexico City will tag high risk sports

The Mexico City government highlights 89 areas considered to area of high contagion for COVID-19 due to the have large concentration of people in a regular basis. Public markets, metro stations and transport system facilities are now considered high-risk spots and will be identified through banners and posters.

 

Thirty tons of supplies distributed

The Mexican Army (SEDENA) and Air Force have distributed more than 30 tons of medical supplies and equipment in military hospitals in three states, according to a SEDENA report. Supplies were moved from Mexico City to Chihuahua, Quintana Roo and Yucatan, as part of the army’s DN-III Plan which is applied to support the population during health crises.

Ricardo Guzman Ricardo Guzman Editor