Coronavirus in Mexico: first Saturday of the year reports 334 deaths and 6,359 new infections

Nurses speak to family members to wish them a happy new year as they work in the intensive care unit to treat patients suffering from the COVID-19 disease (Photo: REUTERS / Jose Luis González)
Nurses speak to family members to wish them a happy new year as they work in the intensive care unit to treat patients suffering from the COVID-19 disease (Photo: REUTERS / Jose Luis González)

This January 2, the Ministry of Health reported that there are already 126,851 deaths confirmed in Mexico due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and what’s up 1,443,544 infections accumulated. In this way, in the last 24 hours there were 6,359 new infections and 334 new confirmed deaths.

Mexico City and the State of Mexico are the entities with the highest number of estimated active cases (with start date of the last 14 days by the positivity index, by entity and epidemiological week). Until this day they are estimated 57,998 infections of this type.

At this Saturday’s information cutoff, 126,851 total deaths from COVID-19 were registered; likewise, they have 17,754 suspected deaths from COVID-19 which include the pending by laboratory (3,510) and those that are in the process of association-clinical-epidemiological judgment (14,244) in SISVER.

A medical worker receives an injection with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 at the Regional Hospital of Military Specialties in San Nicolás de los Garzao on December 29, 2020 (Photo: REUTERS / Daniel Becerril)
A medical worker receives an injection with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 at the Regional Hospital of Military Specialties in San Nicolás de los Garzao on December 29, 2020 (Photo: REUTERS / Daniel Becerril)

Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Nuevo León and Guanajuato are the entities with the highest number of active cases, followed by Jalisco, Tabasco, Querétaro, Puebla, Coahuila, Sonora and Hidalgo as the entities with more than 1,000 active cases and that in together they account for more than two thirds (85%) of the active cases in the country.

The distribution by sex in Confirmed deaths show a prevalence of 63% in men. The median age of the deaths is 64 years.

Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Veracruz, Jalisco, Puebla, Baja California, Guanajuato, Nuevo León, Chihuahua and Sinaloa rank as the 10 entities that have registered the highest number of deaths and that together represent more than half (62.4%) of all those in the country. Mexico City alone accumulates 17.2% of all deaths nationwide.

  The median age of the deaths is 64 years (Photo: REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez)
The median age of the deaths is 64 years (Photo: REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez)

It should be remembered that on December 24, the national campaign of vaccination against COVID-19. In the first stage the health personnel is the first to receive the dose of Pfizer-BioNTech that the government of Mexico got.

Although 23 adverse reactions to the drug had been registered so far, it was until this Saturday, January 2, that the first serious case in a 32-year-old doctor, who is hospitalized in the intensive care unit of a high specialty hospital attached to the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in the state of Nuevo León.

The above, after presenting a skin rash, seizures, decreased muscle strength and respiratory distress, within half an hour after application. This reaction was detected within the observation area of ​​the vaccination cell in which the doctor received her vaccine.

Photograph dated December 27, 2020 where a health control for the prevention of COVID-19 is observed in Mexico City (Photo: EFE / José Pazos)
Photograph dated December 27, 2020 where a health control for the prevention of COVID-19 is observed in Mexico City (Photo: EFE / José Pazos)

For his part, the Ministry of Health, reported that it is already studying the case to know the direct cause of the condition presented by the doctor. “The initial diagnosis is encephalomyelitis under study, it is reported stable, without the presence of seizures in the last hours.”

It should be noted that the doctor has a history of alergia al Trimetroprim con sulfametoxazol, which can cause serious symptoms and even death and is characterized, among other things, by skin rashes, angioedema and anaphylactic reaction.

At the moment, the affected person is under observation and treatment by specialists in critical medicine to reduce the brain inflammation that she presented.

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