A CoronaVirus (COVID-19) resource for the Lake Chapala area

Insufficient, COVID-19 tests in Mexico


In the country there are only 111 exams per day, on average; in others, as in South Korea, around 15,000

Although the World Health Organization (WHO) noted that doing the most tests for COVID-19 cases is the most effective measure against the pandemic, Mexico is left behind in implementation when compared to other countries that have slowed expansion of the disease.

One example is South Korea, where the spillover curve and incidence fell, with 51 million people, South Korea conducts around 15,000 tests per day.

Another is Germany, a nation that has the capacity to practice up to 160 thousand exams per week.

In Mexico, by contrast, according to the Federal Government's Daily Technical Communiqué, only two thousand 766 of February 27 (when the first case was detected) to March 22 – an average of 111 per day in a country with a population of 129 million.

The figure is reduced despite the federal undersecretary of health Hugo López-Gatellmended the number and said that nine thousand 100 tests have been carried out in January to date, but did not include them in the total number of discarded, confirmed or in-process cases.

Without these tests, "cases could not be isolated and the chain of infection is not broken," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom.

In Jalisco, 45 cases have been confirmed, four asymptomatic. However, the line enabled to report coronavirus symptoms has received more than five thousand calls.

In the country, there are 316 confirmed cases, 793 suspects and 667 negatives.


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Ministry of Health analyses death in public hospital

The Jalisco Ministry of Health reported that the State Epidemiological Surveillance System analyses whether the death of a 55-year-old jalisciense, staffed in a public hospital, was caused by coronavirus. He presented a "breathing difficulty with probable case of COVID-19".

Two deaths have been confirmed in the country for this reason: one in Mexico City and one in Durango.

Google translation from Informador.

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