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Coronavirus Infections in Mexico - Rises to 164

March 20, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in Mexico is growing. Will the number of reported cases continue to increase at an uncontrollable rate? We don't know. It looks as though government officials are concerned because the highest number of cases is in Mexico City and Puebla.

Mexico coronavirus update: first person dies, 164 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed (+46 in a day)
Published date: 20/03/2020

Source - Mexicanist

The number of coronavirus infections (Covid-19) has risen to 164 cases in Mexico, health officials said at their daily press conference. According to federal government health officials, in a single day 46 more cases were added, including the death of the first person in the country from the virus.

In addition to the person who died yesterday from the pathogen -the first in Mexico-, there is another individual who died today and is suspected of having been infected with the virus.

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"Today we had a death that is classified as suspicious, that is, it was one of these people who was waiting for a result, we are waiting for the result to see if it could be a confirmed case (of coronavirus)," said José Luis Alomía, director-general of epidemiology.

Alomía said that three people are also in serious condition. The age range of people who carry the coronavirus is from 17 to 80 years old. Likewise, the average age of this group of individuals is 42 years old.

So far, 90% of confirmed cases in Mexico demanded first-level care; about 87% of these cases are still in outpatient status, and about 8% were admitted to hospital, but are reported as stable.

The Director-General of Epidemiology said that Mexico is still in a transition period, from Phase 1 - Viral Import - to Phase 2 - Community Dispersion -, regarding the spread of the virus.

First death
Excelsior reports, that 19 days after the first confirmed case of COVID-19, the first death was recorded in the country, as a result of the global pandemic.

At 10:46 p.m. on Wednesday, without giving further details of the unfortunate event, through its Twitter account, the Federal Health Secretariat reported that on March 9 the patient, who suffered from diabetes, presented the first symptoms caused by the new strain of coronavirus already present in almost all countries.

It is known that the patient was admitted to the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER) on March 7. He was 41 years old, from the State of Mexico, and was admitted for pneumonia.

There is no reference to him having traveled abroad, although it is known that on March 3 he went to a concert, Ghost's, at the Palacio de los Deportes.

The only authority authorized to confirm whether he died from coronavirus is the Institute of Diagnostic and Reference Epidemiology (INDRE), by protocol, however hospital doctors indicated that the cause of death was the coronavirus.

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The objective is to stop the spread of the virus through social distancing, which experts feel is the most effective approach. This logical discipline prevents spreading the disease through inadvertent touching and breathing on one another. Medical professionals estimate up to four to six weeks of social distancing is requried to reduce the speed with which the virus spreads.
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