Micron spanned 26 states; Increases 69% in 6 days

The Omron version of COVID-19 has expanded to 26 states, with 808 infections confirmed by the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) database and state health secretariats.

According to the Global Monitoring Forum, the entities with 340 micron cases are Mexico City; State of Mexico, 81; Sinaloa, 51; Yucatan, 44; Jalisco, 43; Quintana Roo, 36, and Tabasco, 31.

Also Guerrero and Oaxaca, with 11 each; Sonora, nine; Durango, Tamaulipas and Tlaxcala, seven each; Chiapas, six; Puebla and Veracruz, five in each state, and Aguascalientes, Baja California and Hidalgo, with one case each.

Despite the fact that Hidalgo appears with only one patient of the variant in GISAID, the state health secretariat confirmed on 3 January that 42 cases had already been detected.

In Jalisco, 23 more cases were confirmed this Monday than the 66 seen in GISAID.

As of this January 10, local authorities in Nuevo León have confirmed 36 cases; In Coahuila, three; In Colima, Guanajuato and San Luis Potosí, two each, and in Baja California Sur and Nayarit, one for each unit.

The only entities that do not have such records to date are Campeche, Chihuahua, Michoacán, Morelos, Queretaro and Zacatecas.

On January 4, data from GISAID and confirmation by state officials showed a total of 478 cases across 22 states, indicating that the 808 cases reported on Monday showed an increase of 69 per cent in six days.

admitted to hospital. As of the conclusion of this edition, Quintana Roo, Baja California Sur and Chihuahua are the states with the highest general hospital occupancy, registering 63.6, 60.3 and 57.4 percent, respectively, while the other 29 institutions are below 50 percent.

It also shows that 92 hospitals distributed across 26 states do not have room for general hospitalization to receive more patients, among which is IMSS’s La Raza National Medical Center in Mexico City.

On January 1 of the states’ general hospitalizations registered, Quintana Roo has seen the biggest increase, as it stood at 15.9 percent of capacity at the beginning of 2022, but rose to 63.6 percent this Sunday. . That means 300 percent more.

The second state with the highest rebound was Campeche with 214.8 percent, although its business is actually one of the lowest, as it went from 0.27 to 0.85 percent.

With regard to the occupation of beds with fans, Aguascalientes has already recorded 59.1 percent, which is why it ranks first in this area. Rest of the states report less than 37 per cent.

With regard to intensive care units, Zacatecas is the unit with the lowest capacity to receive patients, recording an occupancy of 77.7 percent, followed by Durango with 69.9 percent; Aguascalientes, with 66.6 percent; Queretaro with 56.2 percent, and Chihuahua with 52.7 percent.

The foregoing is part of what health experts point to as indicators that should alert us to the magnitude of the spread of the new Omicron variant.

“That 800 is the smallest figure we can realistically imagine. Mexico doesn’t have an information system that really tells us how many there are and where they are. If we already have 800 registered, that’s actually We must think that outside, in the street, there are hundreds of thousands of people infected in this way,” said Malaquis López Cervantes, UNAM academic at the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine.

From his point of view, there has been “great contempt” by the authorities, not only in the face of the new edition, but from the very beginning, by not controlling international income and continuing the mass incidents.

The professor said that the hospitalization of people who have already been vaccinated, who have come to present serious pictures of Kovid-19 and who die, is a sign that not all vaccines are as effective or their not treated properly.

“How well has this worked in Mexico? I believe no one knows, is not interested in evaluating how they are received, stored, transferred and applied. We do not have the information and We cannot give strong opinions; they may have been good situations, but they could also have been bad”, said López Cervantes.

  • The data: The states that reported a reduction in hospitalizations were Baja California, which fell from 42.2 to 37.2 percent, and Durango, which was at 42.1 and decreased to 39.5 percent.

In the same sense, the epidemiologist Alejandro Macias reported via a message on social networks that President Andres Manuel López Obrador was positive for the second time, even though he already had a complete plan, except for reinforcements, which represented the “sample”. used to do. Of the great transmission of the Omicron version”.

In a separate message, the expert stressed that “no virus in the history of the world has transmitted globally,” the speed at which the new version is doing.

López Cervantes concludes with an exhortation to the population, because “it’s useless for the authorities to send them a message, they ignore it. My interest is to tell people not to miss out on information. Of this type, many In cases, there may not be a very bad outcome, but in some it may even lead to death; therefore, do not underestimate him, respect him”.

161% increase in hospital stays in 10 days

In the first 10 days of 2022, hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Mexico City increased by 161.5 percent.

Of the 311 hospitals reported on December 31, which represents 5.2 per cent occupancy of the six thousand two beds capable of care for the disease, with which the health ministry’s hospital network has it, as of January 10, the figure Jose Pea Merino, head of the Digital Agency for Public Innovation (ADIP), said the number had risen to 816. This means 13.6 percent hospital occupancy.

However, as of yesterday afternoon, the city government’s Covid-19 traffic light page reported 745 hospitalizations, which accounted for 12 per cent of the total beds.

The number of people in the hospital in the capital has remained stable since December 3 last year – less than 400 beds are occupied; However, till January 4, an increase was recorded, with 411 beds occupied, a figure that is steadily increasing every day.

In addition, as of this Sunday, January 9, the information system of the IRAG network of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) reported that 16 hospitals in Mexico City had 100 percent occupancy in their usual care beds.

This meant a 77 percent increase in the number of fully saturated hospitals in just one week, as nine hospitals were registered with their 100% normal beds on January 1.

With regard to beds with ventilators, as of January 9, five hospitals were 100 percent saturated: on October 1, Rebels General Hospital Zone No. 24, Manuel Velasco Suárez National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Carlos McGregor General Zone Hospital and San Angel Hospital. , when 10 days ago, on January 1, there was only one hospital with all beds with saturated ventilators.

While the number of hospitals with intensive care beds rose to 100 per cent from two saturated hospitals on January 1, from three earlier this week.

Ana Maria, a 25-year-old resident of the Venustiano Carranza mayor’s office, said she was shocked after testing positive for Covid-19 that she has had both doses of the vaccine, in addition to already suffering from the disease, because It considers “of vital importance” that the population “does not trust” in the face of the new rebound due to the Omicron variant.

“I get allergic in cold weather, I was already vaccinated with a complete plan and it doesn’t take much as covid gave me, few months; So I thought it would be an allergy and I was surprised to find that it was Covid again,” he told this newspaper.

Her first symptoms were “runny nose and slight cough”, which made her think it was an allergy or a seasonal change in temperature, as there were differences with her earlier symptoms. “It was so different, it was an unbearable body ache and fatigue that took me down for days; so now, that I didn’t feel so bad, I doubted it, but so I feel that one can no longer trust each other.” Can’t. At least they don’t make us stronger, the thing is, in laziness they get infected more and not everyone has the same fate, ”he said.

  • Data: Accumulated positive cases for COVID-19 during the pandemic indicate one lakh 41 thousand 573 infections as well as 52 thousand 911 deaths due to the disease.

The peak of the second wave has already been reached

Mexico City has already reached the number of Covid-19 infections it had during the peak of recorded cases last year, when the capital was going through a second wave of the pandemic, although this time six percent of people are hospitalized. , Jose Pea Merino, head of the Digital Agency for Public Innovation (ADIP), confirmed yesterday.

Through a tweet published on Monday, the official highlighted that 70 percent of people hospitalized for the virus were not vaccinated in this relapse, caused by the Omicron variant.

In this sense, he recalled that, as announced last week, from this day onwards, vaccines for youth aged 15 to 17 years and booster doses for healthcare workers will begin; In addition, the city will continue to apply dosages for strugglers over the age of 60 and in other age groups.

Pea Merino recalled that, currently, 96 percent of adult capital citizens already have a vaccine against the virus; That is, about 7.1 million people; However, he highlighted that there are around 296 thousand people who do not have the complete picture or are lagging behind, therefore, out of 816 patients of Covid-19 who remained hospitalized till yesterday morning, 571 (70 per cent) ) match that group Unvaccinated.

With information from Frida Sanchez