In the last 24 hours, the Health sector of the state of Chihuahua counted 55,612 patients who have contracted Covid-19 during the pandemic in Chihuahua, where Ciudad Juarez concentrates more than half of them, equivalent to 53 percent. Of these people, 5,418 have died from this virus and 2,769 have died on this border, representing 52 percent,...

Mexico is looking for a way out of the economic and health crisis caused by the pandemic a year after its official arrival. The vaccine is in the spotlight. The government has agreed to purchase more than 234 million doses of five different prototypes: AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sputnik V, Sinovac, and CanSino. The authorities have contacted at least a...

During the afternoon conference led by the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, it was reported that five variants of the coronavirus have been detected in Mexico.

Covid-19 became the second leading cause of death in Mexico in the first months of 2020. The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) estimates that 108,658 of the deaths that occurred between January and August were directly due to the coronavirus. This figure is 40% higher than that reported by the Ministry of Health at the end of...

The purchase of the covid-19 vaccine cannot be carried out through private instances because it does not have a complete sanitary registry certified by the Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) that allows its sale to the general public.

The China state agency said samples taken from shipments of Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila SA, Empacreci SA, and Empacadora Del Pacifico Sociedad Anonima Edpacif have yielded six positive Covid-19 results. However, coronavirus tests on the frozen shrimp and the inside of the packages were negative.

How Covid-19 cases are counted in Mexico

The National System of Epidemiological Surveillance (SINAVE) is carrying out fieldwork to compare the numbers of COVID-19 in the country. This is a community of doctors and epidemiologists, men and women, from all the states. Patient by patient, they conduct interviews and collect case study information on symptoms, comorbidities, travel history, and contacts.

All of the information that you see presented overnight at the press conference gets released because someone in a community or district health unit was there with a case study and asked the patients for all of this information.

Once they have collected this information, they report it and upload it to an online system of the Sisver (System of Epidemiological Surveillance of Respiratory Disease). A password is entered and, with this database, the cases of COVID-19 are counted.

Through this system, they enter all the information they took from the patient. The moment they click on Submit, the information falls into the federal database. Each of the health care units and jurisdictions has access to this database. It is the states themselves that capture their results.

Through the data on that platform, the federal government extracts the information that the states capture and prepares the slides on COVID-19 that are presented daily. They also use the information to make decisions about the epidemic.

How Covid-19 patients are treated in Mexico

There are two key elements in the care of patients who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, both for those who do not generate serious symptoms and for people who require hospitalization.

There is no specific treatment for the coronavirus in the world, since it is not directly treatable. Early detection in high-risk patients can help reduce the likelihood of complications and even death from covid-19.

Almost 8 out of 10 positive cases, which present mild symptoms, will recover spontaneously since the immune system will eliminate the virus, and among the medical recommendations, such as isolation and rest, abundant hydration with liquids, even with electrolytes. He did not recommend the use of antibiotics to treat the disease.

High-risk populations (older adults, people with serious diseases, pregnant women) should go immediately to a health center, where doctors will perform medical tests and, if necessary, stay in hospital. Drugs are used to treat fever and pain, corresponding to the symptoms of the coronavirus. At-risk patients who are hospitalized may require even non-invasive oxygenation for 5 to 7 days.