Mexico City exceeded the COVID-19 hospitalization limit set by the capital government to return to the red light.
On July 24, Claudia Sheinbaum, head of capital government, said that if COVID-19 hospitalizations reached more than 5,000,127 beds in mexico’s Valley Metropolitan Zone, the CDMX would return to red light.
The last official figures of November 30 indicate that this number has already been oversized by reaching 5 thousand 174 occupied beds, 3 thousand 839 correspond to people hospitalized only in Mexico City.
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«If the occupancy grows to more than 5 thousand 127 beds, we would have to be taking even more restrictive measures and have to return to the red light and thus stay for several weeks so that the level of hospitalization in the city can fall again,» she said on July 24.
As of November 30, 3,839 occupied beds were registered in Mexico City: 2,000,930 are general beds and 909 intensive care beds.
«That number is for the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico and obviously depends on the hospital capacity, the one that was in June and the one that will be there now and obviously it is an issue of the indicators defined by the Federal Ministry of Health,» he said at a press conference on Wednesday.
It indicated that, if more restrictive measures were to be implemented, this would have to be done.
«If you remember when we announced mexico City’s Plan for New Normality, we defined a number of criteria for traffic lights in the city, after that a series of meetings were held with all entities in the Republic, including the coordination of the Governor of Yucatan, who is responsible for the Conago Health Commission,» he said.
So Mexico City isn’t on a dangerous threshold, a reporter questioned.
«On Friday we are going to talk about the issue of COVID, obviously it is very important all the measures that we have to take and we are working very responsiblely on a general plan for the city that controls growth in hospitalizations and at the same time allows us not to lose jobs,» Sheinbaum replied.
It maintained that the increase in cases was being addressed and, if necessary, more restrictive measures would be taken, but reiterated that it all depended on the indicator defined by the Ministry of Health.
As of December 1, Mexico City has recorded 17,686 deaths and 211,007 confirmed cases of COVID.
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