The third wave of COVID-19 infections in Mexico is already causing saturation in hospitals in the Valley of Mexico and other states of the Republic.
Saturation by states
In Nuevo León, of the 24 hospitals destined to the care of COVID-19 patients, 11 are already saturated.
In the private sector. At least four institutions already have 100 percent occupancy for this type of patients.
The case of Colima
Manuel de la O Cavazos, Secretary of Health of Nuevo León, confirmed that the growth of hospitalized patients is very accelerated. And that most hospitals are almost full.
In Colima, four public hospitals, the ones with the largest capacity in the state, already have beds with a ventilator and in three of them there is also a 100 percent occupation in general hospitalization.
On the reconversion of hospitals
Cristina Bayardo Quezada, president of the Colima College of Physicians. He indicated that the reconversion of hospitals is essential to expand the number of beds in each of them.
In Jalisco, there is an increase in hospitalization for COVID-19.
Currently, the total capacity of the hospitals in the entity remains at 82.9 percent of its total capacity.
Of the 1,0102 beds destined for the public sector, at least 913 are already occupied.
The Jalisco health authorities confirmed that 70 percent of those hospitalized are between 50 and 59 years old and 90 percent are not vaccinated.
It is estimated that at least 102 hospitals throughout Mexico, the majority in Mexico City, are saturated.
The Information System of the IRAG Network of the Health Secretary The federal government details that until July 26 there were 102 medical units with 100 percent occupancy in general beds due to COVID-19.
The country suffers a third wave of infections that accumulates two weeks registering more than 15 thousand new cases, something not seen since the peak of the second wave last January.
With these records, Mexico is the fourth country with the most deaths from COVID-19, behind the United States, Brazil and India, and is sixteenth in number of confirmed infections, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.
According to the most recent data from the Ministry of Health, this Friday Mexico adds 2 million 829 thousand 443 cases and 240 thousand 456 deaths confirmed by COVID-19.
In the last 24 hours, the country registered 19 thousand 346 new infections and 459 deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
This figure represents that for the third consecutive day a new peak of infections was reached so far in the third wave of the epidemic.
With information from López-Dóriga Digital and Noticieros Televisa
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