Third wave infections hit Guerrero and Jalisco faces hospital saturation

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The speed of contagion by Covid-19 in Guerrero is “surprising”, so if the situation is not stabilized, the state could go from orange to red at the epidemiological risk traffic light, warned Governor Héctor Astudillo.

The Secretary of State Health, Carlos de la Peña Pintos, pointed out that 65 percent of hospital occupancy is accounted for by the virus, with 388 serious patients and 94 who are intubated.

In a press conference at the Acapulco International Center, the president explained that the level of contagion during the third wave of coronavirus has no comparison with any of the other two phases in which the greatest peaks of the pandemic occurred, which were between May and June 2020 and January of this year.

In this context, the indigenous and feminist activist Martha Sánchez Néstor died from SARS-CoV-2 yesterday at dawn at the General Hospital of Ometepec, on the Costa Chica; Since the 1990s, he has participated in various social and political movements in the state.

According to the state report, in Guerrero, there have been 50,918 cases of Covid-19 since the start of the health emergency and 4,778 deaths.

In Jalisco, 24 hospitals are at the top of their capacity to care for infected people, local authorities reported.

According to official figures from the State Secretariat of Health, there are 1,30 hospitalized and the infrastructure in place barely exceeds 1,100 beds.

In the second week of July, 9 thousand infections were detected, with an increase of 25 percent in the last two days; 339 deaths have also been reported so far this month.

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They will attend a community center

Meanwhile, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mayor Jorge Antonio Quintero announced that the Ixtapa Community Development Center will be enabled to serve people who do not require intensive care, only use of oxygen.

Data from the Federation indicate that in this entity there are 103 thousand 601 confirmed cases and 13 thousand 55 deaths.

In Nuevo León, the Minister of Health, Manuel de la O Cavazos, asked Governor Jaime Rodríguez to redirect resources from other areas to dedicate them to fighting the pandemic, since, he assured, more medical personnel and supplies are required in the face of the possibility of saturation in hospitals.

On the other hand, the state leader of the PAN, Policarpo Flores, delivered an exhortation to the municipal administration of Monterrey to request that in that city proof of vaccination be requested in bars and clubs.

In Nuevo León, the federal authorities certified 140 thousand 502 positive cases of Covid-19 and 10 thousand 55 deaths from the virus.

Meanwhile, in Chihuahua, the Ciudad Juárez Export Industry (Index), which brings together 306 maquiladora companies, yesterday sent 25 public transport buses with people of different ages to the Guadalupe-Tornillo border crossing, in order for them to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, single dose. In this state, the federal government confirmed a total of 59,978 infected by the virus and 7,648 deaths.

Guerrero, Jalisco and Nuevo León are in orange and Chihuahua in yellow.

(Héctor Briseño, Sergio Ocampo, Juan Carlos G. Partida, Javier Santos, Yolanda Chío, Raúl Robledo and Rubén Villalpando)

Source: jornada.com.mx

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