COVID-19 hospitalization levels in Mexico City already exceeded the peak recorded last May, reporting 4,598 patients treated for the disease.
The country’s capital has already surpassed the largest hospitalization record on May 22, when 4,533 hospitalizations were reached.
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According to capital authorities, there is a hospital occupancy of 66%, with 2 thousand 361 beds still available for patients with COVID-19.
Between 7 and 13 December last, the authorities recorded a 7% increase in hospitalizations.
«We are right on the edge that we were in May, that is why it is this insistence on citizenship, this call and that is why we call it emergency by Covid in Mexico City,» said the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, at conference.
#EnVivo 📹🔴 We’re in emergency for COVID-19. Do your part to reduce contagion, we all have something to do. Remember the five rules.https://t.co/Lxie8xkHkw
— Claudia Sheinbaum (@Claudiashein) December 14, 2020
«The hospital capacity we had in May grew, that’s good because more people can still be cared for, but we need to get into a stabilization level and after reduction,» he explained.
Data from the Federal Ministry of Health indicate that in Mexico City hospitalizations, in general beds is 83%; state of Mexico is 71%; Guanajuato, 66%; Durango, 60% and Hidalgo, 59%. They are the entities in the top five of general hospital saturation.
This Friday, December 11, Mexico City’s head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, did not disclose whether the capital is in orange or if it has already gone to red light, although she warned that the capital is in «COVID emergency».
The civil service member said that beyond the color of traffic lights it is important for citizens to answer the call to stay home.
The capital of the country is also in the first place in occupancy in fan beds, with 71%; Aguascalientes has 65%; Baja California, 63%; State of Mexico, 53% and Zacatecas, 48%.
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