Coronavirus in Mexico: 11,271 cases and 1,065 deaths in the last 24 hours

COVID-19 preview to January 5 (Illustration: Steve Allen)
COVID-19 preview to January 5 (Illustration: Steve Allen)

According to the figures presented by the federal government, until this Tuesday, January 5, 2021, the coronavirus has left a trail of 1,466,490 accumulated confirmed cases and 128,822 deaths. This means that in the last 24 hours they were integrated 11,271 new infections and 1,065 deaths.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which reached the republic in February last year, continues its advance, for such reason that the Ministry of Health (SSa) will continue with its dynamics of inform at 7:00 p.m., from the National Palace, the advance of SARS-CoV-2.

Incidence of COVID-19 as of January 5, 2021 (Photo: Ssa)
Incidence of COVID-19 as of January 5, 2021 (Photo: Ssa)

During the reading of the technical report Jose Luis Alomy, Director General of Epidemiology, also specified the active epidemic, the epidemiological curve, the accumulated incidence, the hospital capacity and the progress in the vaccination day for health sector personnel attending the COVID-19 emergency.

As for the data of the active epidemic, Dr. Alomía explained that it is estimated at 4%, which corresponds to a number of 68,767 patients carrying the new strain of coronavirus. It should be remembered that the active epidemic is considered to be COVID patients who manifested the symptoms of the disease in the last 14 days and therefore have the ability to spread this virus.

The lethality of the virus continues at 6%, which means that out of every 100 patients, 6 die from complications of this disease. While the accumulated incidence, the public official said that it continues to rise, since the rebound of the disease is a trend that has been registered since October last year, for which he reiterated the importance of confinement and personal hygiene.

Hospital occupation as of January 5 (Photo: Ssa)
Hospital occupation as of January 5 (Photo: Ssa)

Regarding hospital occupancy, according to what was reported by the SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Infection) bed network, Dr. Alomía explained that the national average in the general beds (without artificial respiration support) is 53 percent. This means that of the 30,715 general beds, 16,306 are occupied and 14,409 are available; however, he noted that There are five federative entities whose occupation is above 70%, which is a risk for the population of these places: Mexico City has an occupancy of 86%, the Mexico state has it at 82%, Hidalgo is at 80% and Guanajuato like New Lion they are at 78 percent.

With this same report, beds with fan (with artificial respiration support), Alomía gave a more optimistic report, as occupancy is at 45%, which means that of the 10,298 beds with a fan in Mexico, 4,610 are occupied and 5,688 available. In addition to this, in terms of occupancy greater than 70%, the diagnosis on Tuesday is also favorable, since only two entities are above that percentage: CDMX with 82% and Edomex with 78 percent.

Beds with a fan available in Mexico (Photo: Ssa)
Beds with a fan available in Mexico (Photo: Ssa)

Regarding the advancement of the vaccination dayHugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, took the microphone to report exactly how many people were inoculated. In this case, the UNAM epidemiologist reported that just this Tuesday 4,057 were applied vaccines and that in total, from 48.236. These injections began to be applied on December 24 after the arrival of the first batch at Mexico City International Airport.

Given this, López-Gatell specified that it is the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two applications. “In 21 days, people who have been vaccinated will receive their second dose and it will continue” with the day in favor of the rest of the health personnel.

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