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This November 14 there were more than 1 million accumulated infections in Mexico (Photo: REUTERS / Henry Romero)

This Saturday, November 14, day 168 of the Nueva Normal, the Ministry of Health (SSa), reported that they already add 98,259 deaths confirmed in Mexico due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and what’s up 1,003,253 infections accumulated. Thus, in the last 24 hours, 5,860 new infections and 635 new confirmed deaths were added.

Mexico City and the State of Mexico are the entities with the highest number of estimated active cases (with start date of the last 14 days by the positivity index, by entity and epidemiological week). At the national level, 52,131 infections are calculated.

They also accounted for 1,222,753 negative cases, 77,183 suspects with possibility of result and patients 745,361 recovered out of a total of 2,604,659 tests performed.

National panorama in El Corte this Saturday (Photo: SSa)

Until yesterday they counted 15,580 suspected deaths from COVID-19 which include those pending by laboratory (2,591) and those that are in the association-clinical-epidemiological trial process (12,989) in SISVER.

Mexico City, State of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Baja California, Sinaloa, Guanajuato and Sonora continue to rank as the 10 entities that have registered the highest number of deaths and that together represent more than half (62.1% ) of all of the country. Only Mexico City accumulates 16.5% of all deaths nationwide.

Equally, Mexico City and Nuevo León are the entities with the highest number of active cases (less than 3,000 cases), followed by Guanajuato, Querétaro that goes up one place, Coahuila, Durango, Jalisco that goes up one place today, the State of Mexico and Zacatecas, as the entities with more than 1,000 active cases and that together account for 66% of active cases in the country

Estimation of active infections in Mexico (Photo: SSa)

Estimation of active infections in Mexico (Photo: SSa)

According to the total bed occupancy, reported that 33% are being used. Of the beds with fan, needed to care for critically ill COVID-19 patients, 27% are busy. Also, 35% of general care beds are occupied.

He noticed that the maximum occupancy reached was 18,223, while the minimum has been 9,927. Until this November 14, 12,887 beds were inhabited, which means a decrease of 29% compared to the previous accounting.

Leprosy

This Saturday was present Fatima Leticia Luna López, Director of the National Mycobacteriosis Program of the National Center for Disease Control and Preventive Programs (Price), who spoke about Mexico’s outlook for leprosy infections, as well as the symptoms of the contagious disease.

Occupancy of general beds and with fan (Photo: SSa)

Occupancy of general beds and with fan (Photo: SSa)

What is leprosy and how is it transmitted?

The doctor reported that this disease presents as one or more lesions on the skin They are not sensitive to touch or pain and can be located anywhere on the body.

– It is a chronic disease caused by the bacillus. Mycobacterium lepare

– It is transmitted through droplets that are expelled through the nose or mouth (not transmitted by occasional contact)

– It mainly affects the skin and peripheral nerves.

– It has an average incubation period of 5 to 20 years.

– It is not a hereditary disease

Entities with cases of leprosy in Mexico (Photo: SSa)

Entities with cases of leprosy in Mexico (Photo: SSa)

Luna López, warned that this condition is still active in MexicoHowever, its incidence rate went from having more than 150 cases to about 50 cases in 2020 in 2019. He recalled that in the country treatment is free and confidentialFor this reason, he urged people with symptoms of leprosy to go to the nearest health center.

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