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  • #16
    From MOH Mexico, march 14:

    In Mexico to date, 41 cases have been confirmed of COVID-19.

    • The Sinaloa case and one of the cases of the State of Mexico,
    have been negative in your last sampling,
    being already recovered.

    • As of today's data cut, two SARS-CoV-2 carriers have been registered, asymptomatic in the state of Mexico (1) and Puebla (1).
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

    ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ ~~~


    • #17

      There are 53 positive cases of Covid-19 in Mexico
      Authorities of the federal Ministry of Health also reported that the number of suspected cases of the new coronavirus strain stands at 176
      03/15/2020 19:10


      Authorities of the federal Ministry of Health reported in a press conference that the number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus strain (Covid-19) rose to 53 in Mexico.

      While the number of suspected Covid-19 cases stood at 176 in different states of the country and another 482 have been ruled out.


      • #18
        Mexico coronavirus: Is Billionaire Carlos Slim's cousin Jose Kuri dead?
        Reports said Billionaire Carlos Slim's cousin Jose Kuri dies after being tested for Covid-19 in Mexico but Mexican Health Ministry denies it and says he is in critical condition
        By Parvathy Rajagopal
        Updated March 16, 2020 15:09 +08

        Speculations about Mexico's first death appeared on Sunday as the Mexican media reported the country's first Covid-19 death late night on March 15. The Mexican businessman Jose Kuri Harfush, reports said, passed away at the age of 71 after being tested positive for Covid-19. He had gone on a trip to the US recently. Kuri Harfush is the cousin of billionaire Carlos Slim.

        Reuters reported that two sources close to the businessman confirmed his death and said that Kuri died in the ABC hospital in Mexico City and the citizens have been alarmed over the arrangements and information gap about the deadly virus in the country.

        After posts about the death surfaced, the Mexican Ministry of Health said that the man is in a critical condition and has not passed away as reported in certain sections of media. But, the Mexican media has not changed the stance on the businessman's death so far.
        Twitter: @RonanKelly13
        The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.


        • #19

          Coronaviruses in Mexico reach 82, reports Salud
          The new balance represents an increase of 29 confirmed cases in a single day, after 53 were registered this Sunday.
          Mon March 16, 2020 07:19 PM

          Mexico opened this new week with a balance of 82 confirmed cases of Covid-19 coronavirus, the Secretary of Health of the federal government reported Monday night.

          The new figure represents an increase of 29 confirmed cases in a single day. In the Sunday night outage, the country registered a total of 53 infected people.

          So far, the country has not recorded deaths from Covid-19, although some patients are reported to be in serious condition. The undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, reported at the daily press conference to follow up on the issue that there are three citizens in that condition.

          In addition, 171 other suspected cases are registered in the country.

          The new report was released on the day off on the occasion of the birth of Benito Juárez.

          For this Tuesday, the country will resume regular activities, although at least five states in the country and several universities have decided to immediately advance and apply the suspension of classes, as a measure to prevent contagion.

          The states that decided to advance the suspension of classes for this March 17 are Guanajuato, Jalisco, Yucatan, Tamaulipas and Michoacán.

          Undersecretary López-Gatell said in this regard that, although the decision of those states was "unilateral", it does not have negative consequences.

          Previously, the federal government had proposed that the suspension of classes begin after Friday, March 20 and extend until April 20, in order to prevent contagion in schools.

          This measure is part of the "national healthy distance day" launched by the federal authorities to face the expansion of the coronavirus.

          The Ministry of Health insists that this plan is not equivalent to an extension of the vacations, but to a sanitary measure destined to stop the expansion of a virus that to this day has infected more than 167,000 people in the world and caused death over 6,000.


          • #20

            Ssa confirms 93 cases of Covid-19 in Mexico
            Laura Poy Solano | Tuesday, Mar 17 2020 7:19 PM

            Mexico City. At an evening press conference in the National Palace, the Ministry of Health (Ssa) reported that the number of positive cases of Covid-19 in Mexico is 93, there are 11 new cases in 24 hours. At least 206 suspected cases in the country, and 672 cases dismissed. Campeche continues without positive cases.

            José Luis Alomía, general director of Epidemiology, explained that around 180 thousand positive cases are reported worldwide to date in the world. Europe continues with the highest burden of new cases, with 70 percent in the last 24 hours. In the Americas, positives are increasing, with just over 2,300 new cases.

            He detailed that 61 percent of the patients are male, and 86 percent of the 93 positive cases are kept on an outpatient basis, and 14 percent were hospitalized. Of them, he indicated, 9 percent has remained stable, and only 2 percent are reported as delicate. He indicated that to date 3 percent of cases are considered recovered patients and more than half are already asymptomatic or with mild symptoms. The mean age of the 93 cases is 44 years. The youngest patient is 18 years old and the oldest is 80 years old.

            Regarding the study of positive contacts to Covid-10, it indicated that 376 were evaluated. 91 percent of them have remained asymptomatic, and 9 percent did present symptoms, and as a positive case contact, they became suspicious cases and entered the study protocol, that is, a total of 34 contacts. Of these, 9 were positive, as cases associated with importation.

            He added that there is only one family outbreak, so it continues in scenario one, with a process of transition to scenario two, that is, with community contagion.


            • #21

              There are already 118 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Mexico
              While there are 314 suspected cases in six states
              Jacob Sánchez | The Sun of Mexico

              The General Directorate of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (SSa) announced that this Wednesday it increased to 118 cases confirmed with Covid-19, that is, 36 more cases compared to the last report.

              Its owner, José Luis Alomía Zegarra also indicated that there are 314 cases suspected of being infected by the virus from Wuhan, China, as the number of “cases associated with importation” currently increased by two, going from 11 to new, as well as that the second family outbreak was identified, that is, "direct or intra-household relatives who had been infected and had developed the disease."


              Of these three are in Mexico City, two cases in Puebla and Querétaro, each and one in the State of Mexico, Quintana Roo, Guerrero, Jalisco, respectively.

              However, he stressed "we are still in the framework of what has been proposed as scenario one."

              For his part, he explained that in the follow-up of contacts, 47 contacts were detected who developed symptoms, which represents 10 percent of the total contacts that people confirmed with others had.

              For its part, reported that the virus is more present in men, having 59 percent of cases, while women represent 41 percent of confirmed cases.

              He explained that, of the cases infected by coronavirus, 89 percent received outpatient care, while 7 percent are stable hospitalized patients, 2 percent severe, while another 2 percent are already in recovered status. Of the latter, it was said that there are three recovered cases, which are located in Mexico City, Sinaloa and Coahuila.

              He also commented that 71 percent of the patients have been attended by SSa institutions and 23 percent in private institutions.


              • #22

                First COVID-19 related death in Mexico, positive cases increase
                By Riviera Maya News on March 19, 2020

                Mexico City, Mexico — The Secretary of Health has reported the first death of a person in Mexico with COVID-19. The agency said the 41-year-old victim had diabetes and showed symptoms of coronavirus since March 9.

                Arturo Herrera, head of the agency explained the victim was a 41-year-old man who was infected with coronavirus at a concert he attended with his wife in Mexico City March 3 and that he he had no history of having traveled abroad. He died in a Mexico City hospital...


                • #23

                  Coronavirus in Mexico: There are 164 confirmed cases of COVID-19
                  The Ministry of Health indicated that there are also 448 suspected cases under investigation.
                  By Heraldo de México March 19, 2020

                  This Thursday, March 19, the Ministry of Health (SSa) of the Federal Government reported in a press conference that the number of positive cases for coronavirus COVID-19 reached 164.

                  The General Director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, explained that 64% of these cases are of male patients, while 36% are female.

                  The Health Ministry official indicated that there are also 448 suspected cases under investigation and 921 were discarded.

                  Unlike yesterday, 46 new cases were reported today, which is the most important increase since positive cases were registered on February 28 last.

                  On the other hand, José Luis Alomía reported that of the 448 of the suspected cases, a person who lost his life this day is included.

                  The official clarified that they are waiting for the results of the diagnostic test to find out whether or not it is a person who had been infected with the coronavirus.

                  "We are waiting for the result to know if this case could be confirmed, we will be waiting for the result so that we can confirm it."
                  José Luis Alomy

                  He detailed that he is an adult older than 74 years, with 15 years of arterial hypertension, of antecedent of trip to the United States.


                  • #24

                    Confirmed second death from coronavirus in Mexico; there are 203 cases
                    The Ministry of Health confirmed that the 74-year-old man who died in Durango tested COVID-19 positive; there are 39 new cases.

                    At a press conference, the Ministry of Health confirmed the second death from coronavirus in Mexico on Friday and updated the number of confirmed cases to 203.

                    Dr. José Luis Alomía, director of Epidemiology and spokesman for the subject, confirmed that the 74-year-old man who died Thursday in Durango tested positive for the Wuhan virus. Therefore, there are already 2 deaths in Mexico from COVID-19, with which the case fatality rate is 1%.

                    Of the 203 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Mexico, Dr. Alomia noted that 27 are associated with imports. That is to say, infected patients abroad transmitted the virus to them. However, this is still contemplated within Scenario 1 of the epidemic.

                    Also, during the event, the general director of Health Promotion, Ricardo Cortés Alcalá, presented “Susana Distancia”, a ‘heroin’ with whom they seek to explain what is the measure to avoid the transmission of the virus.

                    Check here the daily statement of the Ministry of Health with the updated figures of COVID-19 in Mexico and the world until this Friday, March 20 ...


                    • #25

                      There are already 251 confirmed cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in Mexico
                      By Agencies
                      March 21, 2020, 7:23 PM

                      The confirmed cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in Mexico are already 251. This afternoon the undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell announced the update of the figures at a press conference.

                      The suspect cases that are still under study are 697. The discarded cases are 1,463 and there are two deaths, of which it had already been reported.

                      In the conference it was added that we are in the transition stage from phase 1 to 2, since there are confirmed cases that were infected by others in the country and were not imported cases.

                      The Director of Epidemiology of the Government of Mexico, José Luis Alomía, in a press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, pointed out that a third of those infected are women and the remaining two thirds are men. 90% of the cases have received outpatient care and the rest, 10%, have been treated in hospitals, he explained.

                      He said that in most cases, 90% have presented as a mild illness and have allowed their receipt to be of a domiciliary type and only 10% have received medical attention at a second level and of this percentage, 6 % has had a stable evolution.

                      On where COVID-19 could affect the most in Mexico, Hugo López-Gatell said that due to the large amount and density of population that exists in the metropolitan area of ​​the Valley of Mexico.

                      López-Gatell explained that the Mexican Government has not prevented private laboratories from participating in the diagnosis of the disease, but they must meet certain requirements, including demonstrating that they have technical competence.


                      • #26

                        Coronavius ​​in Mexico
                        Coronavirus cases: 316
                        Deaths: 2
                        Coronavirus cases in Mexico by State

                        31 cases in Mexico City
                        29 cases in the state of Nuevo León
                        28 cases in the state of Jalisco
                        14 cases in the State of Mexico
                        14 cases in the State of Puebla
                        13 cases in the State of Yucatan
                        11 cases in the State of Querétaro
                        11 cases in the State of Quintana Roo
                        7 cases in the state of San Luis Potosí
                        4 cases in the state of Aguascalientes
                        4 cases in the state of Baja California
                        4 cases in the state of Durango
                        4 cases in the state of Guanajuato
                        4 cases in the state of Guerrero
                        4 cases in the state of Veracruz
                        3 cases in the state of Sinaloa
                        2 cases in the state of Chihuahua
                        2 cases in the state of Chiapas
                        2 cases in the state of Hidalgo
                        2 cases in the state of Morelos
                        2 cases in the state of Oaxaca
                        2 cases in the state of Sonora
                        2 cases in the state of Tabasco
                        2 cases in the state of Tamaulipas
                        1 case in the state of Coahuila
                        1 case in the state of Colima


                        • #27

                          Covid-19 Conference: In Mexico there are already 367 confirmed cases and 826 suspects
                          March 23, 2020

                          In a press conference, authorities of the Ministry of Health reported updated data on the progress of the coronavirus in Mexico and the world.

                          Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, reported that 332 thousand 930 cases are reported worldwide.

                          The coronavirus case fatality rate increased to 4.4 percent.

                          In the national panorama, he explained that the number of confirmed cases increased 367 cases, 826 suspected cases under analysis and 1,856 cases discarded through laboratory tests.

                          He stressed that this Monday, 51 new confirmed cases were detected.

                          López-Gatell announced that four deaths have also died in Mexico from the coronavirus, two in Mexico City, one in Jalisco and the other in Durango.

                          Of the total confirmed cases, 63 percent are men and 37 percent women, with a median age of 39 years.

                          In addition, López-Gatell indicated that of the 367 confirmed cases, 89 percent were treated on an outpatient basis and 11 percent required hospitalization.

                          Hugo López-Gatell added that of the total of confirmed cases, which is 367, 291 are imported cases, 70 are cases associated with importation, and 5 are cases with no identifiable import history.

                          The Undersecretary of Health estimated that, as happened with Asia, and later Europe, America will become the main focus of cases in a few weeks.

                          The official recalled that the population must take into account and implement prevention measures, such as the use of antibacterial gel, constant hand washing for at least 20 seconds, and maintain a healthy distance from people.


                          • #28

                            [Latin Press]
                            Wednesday March 25, 2020
                            Five deceased and 405 confirmed in Mexico by Covid-19

                            Mexico, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Mexico registered another deceased by Covid-19, a woman, and now they reach five, while those confirmed increased to 405, Health specialists reported today in the usual evening conference at the National Palace.

                            The director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía Zegarra, reported that the largest number of cases are concentrated in the capital, the state of Mexico, Jalisco and Nuevo León, and the total accumulated cases total 1,291 but they will continue to increase.

                            Of the total affected only 10 percent required hospitalization and 90 percent received outpatient care and isolation at home. Seven percent were in a stable clinical state and two percent were severe.

                            Deaths and morbidity percentage were 70 percent due to obesity, diabetes, hypertension and kidney failure, and other collateral diseases. The death rate is well below the international level, he said.

                            The undersecretary of Prevention, Hugo López-Gatell, official spokesperson for the epidemic, reiterated that Mexico prepared very well from the beginning of the disease, which enabled the entire health system to be activated to broadly apply the repertoire of interventions and control of problem management.

                            He explained that the mitigation repertoire aims to reduce the contagion curve and slow down the transmission of the virus, thus delaying the peak of the epidemic, that there are fewer cases per day and that the level of hospital care is not exceeded.

                            He considered it extremely important to define the critical moment of the evolution of the epidemic in order to implement the corresponding measures at the appropriate time without affecting the community or losing its usefulness. It is what they technically call opportunity, and it is what has allowed Mexico to face this challenge.

                            He said that the ideal point for interventions is when the rapid increase in cases begins, which occurred in Mexico on the 23rd of this month with the five cases of community contagion, and that is when the healthy distance journey begins to be applied as had been programmed.

                            Mexico disclosed in the morning conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador a set of measures that intensifies the battle against Covid-19, which already keeps a significant part of the population locked up in their homes and very few people in the streets.


                            • #29


                              Covid-19: MEXICO: 6 dead and 475 confirmed cases

                              By El Imparcial
                              March 25th
                              Six people have died from the coronavirus in Mexico and 475 have been affected with the disease, revealed Hugo López-Gatell, undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion.

                              MEXICO CITY.- Six people have died from the coronavirus in Mexico and 475 have been affected by the disease, revealed Hugo López-Gatell, undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion.

                              The last person who died from COVID-19 was from San Luis Potosí, had a history of having had contact with a person from the United States.

                              She was 70, male, hypertensive, and obese.


                              • #30

                                By MInuto30 - 03-28-2020 - 5:34 am
                                Mexico reaches 717 cases of COVID-19 with 132 new infections

                                Mexico reported 132 new infections of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours to accumulate a total of 717 confirmed cases with 12 deaths, four more than the previous day, the country's health authorities reported this Friday.

                                The number of infections in the last 24 hours represents an increase of 22.5% compared to the 585 confirmed cases that were reported this Thursday, March 26, according to the epidemiological report presented this day at the National Palace.

                                The director of Epidemiological Information, Christian Arturo Zaragoza Jiménez, reported at a press conference that there are also 2,475 suspected cases of the disease.

                                Most deaths, 83%; they are men; 89% of the total cases are kept at home with outpatient treatment measures and the remaining 11% have required hospitalization, Zaragoza Jiménez confirmed.

                                Of the universe of hospitalized patients, 5% are in a serious condition, said the expert from the Mexican government.

                                Regarding the indications from various sectors that the Government could be hiding COVID-19 cases and passing them off as atypical pneumonias, the Mexican health authorities indicated that currently there has been no increase in patients with this disease.

                                "We have had an increase in disabilities due to respiratory infections in people, but we do not have a higher occupation than that observed due to respiratory problems," said Víctor Hugo Borja Aburto, director of Medical Benefits of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS).

                                This day, the Secretary of Health of the Mexican state of Sonora and the National Guard began this Friday screening tests of the COVID-19 to travelers entering Mexico through the border gate with Arizona, United States.

                                Mexico declared on March 23 the so-called Healthy Distance Day that will run until April 19 and during which the inhabitants are asked to stay at home to avoid crowds in order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.