New Lion registered nine consecutive days this Friday with an increase in the number of infections with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, when reporting 674 cases in the 24 hours previous, to reach a total of 123 thousand 929 infected patients since March 11 last year when the pandemic began in the entity.
The State Health Secretariat ireported that this day there thousand 533 hospitalized patients presenting complications for the new coronavirus, 38 less than on Thursday when they were admitted to the public and private hospitals of New Lion1,571 people, the highest number recorded in the more than nine months of the pandemic.
The increase in covid-19 cases has occurred since December 23 when 505 infections were reported, and from that day there were 510, 524, 530, 538, 547, 551, 619, 651 and 674 infected patients this Friday. On December 7, a record number of 895 cases had been registered, but with essential and non-essential business closings on two Saturdays and two Sundays, in 16 days it was possible to decrease to the 505 cases mentioned.
According to the State Secretary of Health, this day 34 deaths were reported by covid-19, with which there have been 6,579 deaths since April 4, when the first death from the viral disease occurred.
However, the total number of critically ill patients who are maintained with the support of a mechanical ventilator was 351 people for the third consecutive day, this being the highest number of people with a ventilator that has been recorded.
The increase in deaths, infections and hospitalizations that was observed in recent weeks, forced the state health authorities to put another into force the closure of commercial establishments, until the trend is reversed and saturation in hospitals, since in hospitals such as the Metropolitan Hospital, which has 228 beds for covid-9 patients, the capacity was exceeded and 30 people had to be treated in chairs.
The closings starting next Sunday will affect supermarkets, convenience stores of the Oxxo and Super 7 chains, restaurants, outlets and beer warehouses, as well as mobile markets in popular neighborhoods and fruit and vegetable supply centers such as Mesón Estrella in downtown Monterrey.
Likewise, the aforementioned establishments must reduce their hours from Monday to Saturday when they will remain open, because instead of operating from five in the morning to ten or until twelve at night, depending on the case, they must now close at eight at night , and in the case of restaurants, they will have authorization to provide home delivery after 8 p.m.
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