In Mexico, 12 people have died from coronavirus COVID-19, up to 13 hours on Friday, while there are 717 confirmed contagions and 2,475 suspects.
Health authorities reported that of the confirmed cases, 67 remain hospitalized; 63% of them remain stable; 30% are severe, and 7% are intubated.
Of the 12 fatalities, 66% were obese; 50% hypertension and diabetes, authorities reported.
The Hidalgo government reported on Friday afternoon the first death of a COVID-19 patient in the state.
Governor Omar Fayad Meneses reported, via his Twitter, that he is a 46-year-old man.
The patient had been admitted to pachuca General Hospital on March 15, but voluntarily and with consent, the family transferred him to ABC Hospital, located in Mexico City, where he eventually died.
I’m sorry to inform the public of the first death for #coronavirus #COVID19 in Hidalgo. He is a 46-year-old male person who arrived at Pachuca General Hospital on 15 March.
— Omar Fayad (@omarfayad) March 27, 2020
As of this Thursday Hidalgo had 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 24 suspects.
Globally, 509,000 contagions were confirmed on Friday, 74% of them in the last 14 days, raising the mortality rate to 4.4%.
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