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There are 254 cases of COVID-19 in Jalisco; they notice differences in data from the Federation


The Secretary of Health, Fernando Petersen, explained that the Federation only registers the positive cases resulting from the State Laboratory of Public Health, and not those of the tests carried out using the Jalisco Radar.

At the last cut of this Tuesday, presented at 5:00 p.m., the Jalisco Health Secretariat reported a total of 254 positive cases of COVID-19, however, as reported by the Health Secretary, Fernando Petersen, the records will not coincide with the federal report released every day at 7:00 p.m.

The foregoing, he explained, is due to the fact that the Federation only registers the positive cases resulting from the State Laboratory of Public Health, and not those of the tests made by means of the Jalisco Radar , a strategy started last week for the application of PCR tests in coordination with the University. of Guadalajara and the Civil Hospital of Guadalajara, despite having the endorsement of the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE).

"The national platform is the one that decides how many cases goes up and how many do not. We have asked for a key to upload them and they have not given it to us and that is why we want to make this identification, what are the cases and where are the tests done and in any case say that, however, all the laboratories (where the tests are done) they are validated by the InDRE ”, expressed the secretary.

For her part, Bárbara Casillas, General Coordinator of Social Development, said that this is not an exclusive situation in Jalisco, but that it occurs in other states that have had authorization processes from private laboratories that cannot share such information with the Federation, such as It also occurs in Nuevo León or Tamaulipas.

"What we want is to have that information to be able to isolate the sick, to be able to make decisions and to be able to give them adequate treatment," he said.

The coordinator reiterated that yesterday Monday afternoon there were changes in the way in which the Federation presents cases, for which the entities were not consulted "and apparently there will continue to be changes in that information and for us now it is doubly important to present this information that does have consistency with what we have been presenting previously, ”he added.

The Secretary of Health also reported that this day a new death from coronavirus was added, registering a total of 15 deaths. The last death corresponded to a 59-year-old woman residing in Tomatlán who was admitted to hospital on April 1 . The patient had diabetes comorbidities, was insulin-dependent, had hypothyroidism, chronic kidney failure, and morbid obesity.

On the other hand, he said, of the 26 positive cases of Coronavirus in Puerto Vallarta, 12 correspond to medical personnel who had contact with the rest of the patients , before which, he assured, sanitation and isolation measures have been taken to prevent the virus continue to spread.

Rapid tests continue without entering the country

Despite the fact that the State Governor reported last days that the Federation had already given the green light for entry into the country and application of rapid tests such as Xpert and Abbott, for the early identification of coronaviruses, Bárbara Casillas reported that so far these continue without entering the country.

"First they say to the governor that they do, they say to the secretary that they do, and today the secretary has another videoconference with the authorities, asks what happened to those tests and they no longer give him an answer. We have been talking to Cofepris and InDRE and there is no positive or negative response, "said the coordinator.

After the approval of the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris), the governor announced that once these were released by the federal authorities, they would then begin to search for suppliers to be able to acquire and apply them in the State.

Google translation from Informador.

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