First death confirmed by COVID-19 in Mexico
The victim was a person with diabetes; a total of 118 confirmed cases, 787 discarded and 314 suspects in the country
The federal Ministry of Health (SSa) confirmed the first death from the COVID-19 coronavirus in the country.
The federal agency issued a message at 10:46 p.m. stating that the victim began with symptoms on March 9 and suffered from diabetes.
By this means he sent the condolences of the secretary Jorge Carlos Alcocer Varela to the bereaved. He did not elaborate.
Hours earlier, the testimony of a woman who claimed that a family member of her died of the disease in the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases ( INER ), located in Mexico City , came out in the media .
She pointed out irregularities in the care provided in that space: confusing medical reports, lack of supplies and lack of diagnosis to assess her health. He also noted that he was told that his loved one had the virus, but they never confirmed the diagnosis.
Until yesterday's cut, the SSa noted that 118 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Mexico. He added that in 314 others there is suspicion and 787 were ruled out.
Regarding Jalisco, there are already eight affected. The last was a 36-year-old woman who was infected by contact. Today the state Secretariat of Health will give more details about it. In addition, another 15 cases are evaluated.
The Government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador estimates that the epidemic will last at least 12 weeks in the national territory, a period similar to that which China went through.
Worldwide, until yesterday, 191,127 confirmed cases and 7,807 deaths were reported.
Jalisco adds eight patients
Last night, the state secretary of Health, Fernando Petersen Aranguren, confirmed one more case of coronavirus, bringing the official number of patients in Jalisco to eight; two of them have no symptoms. It was announced that the eighth person under medical care for this disease is a 36-year-old woman, who was infected by contact with another patient, although more details will be given today.
Of the 400 travelers who are considered a "potential contagion front," the official asked them to remain in permanent isolation and to contact the Secretariat. "We don't want this to be the start of a major coronavirus spread."
For his part, the commercial director of the agency “Viajes Panorama”, Juan Pablo Mackissack, confirmed the number of 400 people who hired a flight to the United States that took place between February 27 and March 7.
He assured that they already maintain communication with them, in order to serve as a bridge with the State Government and the Ministry of Health. They also recommended that they stay home and that, should they develop symptoms, they call the state line (33 3823 3220) immediately for testing.
Google translated from Informador.