The states of Chiapas, Chihuahua and Guerrero reported on Monday on their first deaths from COVID-19.
The Chiapaneca Ministry of Health reported that the deceased person is a 55-year-old man who refused mechanical respiratory assistance.
«With address in the municipality of La Independencia, belonging to the Health District number III of Comitán, whose sample analyzed by the State Laboratory of Public Health was positive on April 1, when he entered the General Hospital «Maria Ignacia Gandulfo» in Comitán, where he remained isolated, denying both him and his relatives to receive mechanical respiratory assistance through the intubation method, so his deterioration led to a respiratory arrest from which he could not recover,» said Salud de Chiapas.
«Since entering the General Hospital of Comitán, the patient was at all times received care from health personnel, made up of a group of specialist physicians, however, his denial of respiratory assistance deteriorated and his health worsened,» he added.
State Health Secretary Daniel Alberto Díaz Martínez reported the first coVID-19 death in Guanajuato, where the number of confirmed cases increased to 58.
In a videotaped message, the official detailed that they were notified by the Pemex Regional Hospital in Salamanca of the deaths of two men with breathing problems, one of them due to the coronavirus and on the other are awaiting the results.
He added that these two people, one 64 and one 68 years old, had returned from a trip to the state of Chiapas.
«These people who unfortunately died recently made a trip with a group of people between March 16 and 24, so we are investigating whether it was on this trip that they may have been infected. In addition to them there are three more people who made the trip and are hospitalized,» she said.
The State Government Health Secretariat reported that two people infected with coronaviruses lost their lives while in hospitals in Ciudad Juarez.
The deputy director of Epidemiology, Gumaro Barrios, noted at a press conference that the victims were male patients aged 45 and 49; one of them had diabetes problems.
It was explained that the first of the death occurred on Saturday and the second on Sunday, but it was until Monday, after the corresponding formalities were carried out, that both cases were confirmed.
Previously, it was announced that confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state reached 20, there are 31 suspects and 81 have been negative in laboratory tests.
In addition, there are two cases recovered: a 47-year-old man in the state capital and a 21-year-old in Ciudad Juarez.
With information from Notimex
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