On the penultimate day of 2020, Mexico City reached 21,224 deaths per COVID-19, while the total cases recorded since the start of the pandemic in the capital are 320 thousand 251. Of these, 4, 503 joined in the last 24 hours.
Availability in general hospitalization beds is 24.2% and in intensive intubation therapy of 25%.
During her daily press conference, the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, explained that this availability is due to several institutions expanding their number of beds, including hospitals of the Mexican Institute of Social Security and the ISSSTE of Tláhuac. Sedesa herself still has some beds for intubation, she said.
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To date there are 5 thousand 961 hospitalized patients in CDMX, of these thousand 570 are intubated. From Monday to Tuesday there was a stabilization, Sheinbaum reported, even a bed was released, but it cannot be assured that a downward trend is coming.
Even Sheinbaum noted that yesterday was the day that the most emergencies were attended in the capital by COVID. There were 243 ambulance dispatches and 68 transferred to hospitals. In May and June, the head of government stressed, there weren’t that many ambulance dispatches, but it was because there weren’t that many vehicles.
The representative emphasized it is very important, in the presence of symptoms, to call 911, TO LOCATEL, for medical guidance. If the blood oxygen level, measured with oximeter, drops to more than 90, it must be called, he warned, «there they are oriented so that either by their own means or by an ambulance they can reach a hospital. But, we repeat, it is very important that you continue to use this SMS system, LOCATEL, 911 and the general guidance for early arrival in hospitals.»
Sheinbaum stated that it is not convient to stay at home alone with oxygen without the proper supervision of a qualified physician.
The head of government reported that there will be no additional measures, such as double Today does not circulate, dry or operational law in squares and avenues, but asked the public to stay at home and celebrate the arrival of the New Year only with the people with whom they live.
«The 31st and 1st of January comes, asking them not to hold parties, that the celebrations be essentially with the family with which we live. If we comply with health measures, the faster we’re going to reduce hospitalizations, and of course, the unfortunate deaths we’ve had in the city,» he said.
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