Baja California Gov. Jaime Bonilla on Sunday insisted on questioning federal health’s report on COVID-19 death toll in states.
In a social media message, he said there is no reason why Federal Health does not present up-to-date data on daily deaths, and therefore there is a gap with those he presents in the entity.
On Sunday, the governor reported 83 deaths from Covid-19 in Baja California. On Saturday, he reported 81, while 68 deaths appeared in the Federal Health report.
“In this age we live where everything is instantaneous, there is really no reason, according to the scientists I have consulted, why they do not really report, as they do in America, the dead of the day,” Bonilla said.
“This is what it is, if someone reports differently in Mexico, one minus or one more, it’s not the information we have here, so it’s very important our pages,” he added.
Last week, The deputy of Baja California, the moranalist Jaime Bonilla, claimed that the Federation is “dosing reality” and sub-registered the death toll from coronavirus.
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In view of this, the Under-Secretary for Prevention of the Ministry of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, argued that the Constitution is clear on what each level of government is responsible for epidemiological matters and stated that they are going “very well” in coordination with the entities.
José Luis Alomía, General Director of Epidemiology of the federal unit, detailed that, at the local level and directly, epidemiologists come into direct contact with patients, gather information about the condition and enter it, through a user and a password, into the Epidemiological Surveillance System of Respiratory Disease (Sisver), which arrives in the federal government database.
“It is an activity born of the local, which is part and is what the whole National Surveillance System does every day, and it is precisely from the states from which all this information flows, it is the same states that capture their probable cases, their results, always taking the contemplation that there are also regional laboratories that concentrate samples from several states and that it is these that emit the results, but this is given in a systematization in which we can have in 48 to 72 hours not only the notification of the cases, but also of the results that are currently carried out”, he explained.
The commitment of the Government of Baja California is to inform the public daily the update of cases by Covid-19. We share this important message, #EnBCNosCuidamosTodos #Coronavirus #COVID19 #CoronavirusBC #COVID19BC pic.twitter.com/HvRGBR24jS
— Jaime Bonilla Valdez (@Jaime_BonillaV) April 19, 2020
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