Coronavirus in Mexico: 11,091 new cases and 700 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours

National Panorama of the COVID-19 epidemic until January 1, 2021 (Photo: Ministry of Health)
National Panorama of the COVID-19 epidemic until January 1, 2021 (Photo: Ministry of Health)

The Ministry of Health announced, this Friday, January 1, 2021, the record of 11,091 new infections, as well as 700 deaths caused by COVID-19, disease caused by the Sars-Cov-2 virus, in the country.

That way, until the day 216 of the new normal, They have registered 1,437,185 accumulated confirmed cases and 126,507 deaths caused by the new coronavirus disease. The health authorities also reported the existence of 407,709 total suspected cases, as well as a total of 1,808,703 negatives and 3,653,597 people studied since the first case registered in the country. On the other hand, to this day 1,083,768 people have been discharged when recovering from illness.

Additionally it was reported the estimate of 79,213 patients who presented symptoms of the disease in the last 14 days. According to the statistics presented until December 31, 2020, when there was 79,283 cases, the figure represented a decrease of 70 patients with positive diagnosis. The data is relevant, since they are those who can potentially contribute to the transmission of the virus.

Healthcare workers line up to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Regional Military Hospital of Specialties in San Nicolás de los Garza, outside Monterrey, Mexico.  December 29, 2020. REUTERS / Daniel Becerril
Healthcare workers line up to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Regional Military Hospital of Specialties in San Nicolás de los Garza, outside Monterrey, Mexico. December 29, 2020. REUTERS / Daniel Becerril

In that sense, The states that accumulate the most active cases nationwide are headed by Mexico City. It is followed by State of Mexico, Nuevo León, Guanajuato and Jalisco. The same states also lead the list that counts the number of confirmed cumulative cases. The capital of the country represents the 23% of all registered cases

On the deaths, according to the daily technical report, until the January 1, 2021 They have registered 17,817 suspicious deaths. Of the total, 5,223 correspond to those without possibility of results, 786 to which they have a possibility of being confirmed by means of a sample, as well as 11,808 deaths without sample.

On November 17, 2019, the first person in the world was diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease. However, it was until January 2020 that the World Health Organization was notified of the outbreak. By then, the new coronavirus had already transcended the borders of the Asian continents.

Graph showing the incidence of active cases by entity until January 1, 2021 (Photo: Ministry of Health)
Graph showing the incidence of active cases by entity until January 1, 2021 (Photo: Ministry of Health)

In Mexico, the first person with a positive diagnosis for the contagion of the new disease was notified on February 27, 2020. A day later, the health authorities reported the existence of three confirmed cases. Given the increase in the number of infected people, with 367 positive cases and 4 deaths, on March 23, 2020 the National Healthy Distance Day began. Thus, for 69 days sanitary measures such as confinement were established in order to reduce the exponential growth of the statistics.

On June 1, 2020, the National Healthy Distance Day concluded and the Mexican government implemented the epidemiological coronavirus semaphore. That way The colors red, orange, yellow and green were determined as indicators of the level of contagion risk present in each of the 32 states. Thus, state governments have the capacity to establish it according to the number of infections and hospitalizations in the region.

The new classification of the epidemic risk traffic light will be announced on January 4, 2021. Until then, 5 entities are on high alert for the contagion of COVID-19. Although at first it was contemplated Baja California, Mexico City and the State of Mexico in this category, on December 23, the status of Morelos and, later, Guanajuato.

Archive image.  A member of the medical staff is screened after receiving the Pfizer / BioNtech vaccine against COVID-19 at the General Hospital, as the spread of the coronavirus continues in Mexico City.  December 24, 2020. REUTERS / Edgard Garrido
Archive image. A member of the medical staff is screened after receiving the Pfizer / BioNtech vaccine against COVID-19 at the General Hospital, as the spread of the coronavirus continues in Mexico City. December 24, 2020. REUTERS / Edgard Garrido

Similarly, 22 entities are in orange, 3 in yellow, as well as Chiapas and Campeche with the lowest level of risk. On the other hand, the states of Sonora, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Aguascalientes and Hidalgo They are under close scrutiny due to having a higher score in the orange category.

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