Coronavirus October 17. Mexico adds more than 847 thousand cases of Covid and 86 thousand deaths

Authorities of the Health Secretary reported that in Mexico there are 847,108 cases of Covid-19 confirmed and 86,059 deaths from the virus.

Ruy López Ridaura, director of Preventive Programs and Disease Control, reported that 17 states remain in orange at the epidemiological traffic light due to Covid-19, in addition, 14 remain in yellow and Campeche continues in green.

In Mexico, several states raised their risk level again from yellow to orange in the epidemiological traffic light by Covid-19.

In Mexico, Covid-19 it is the fourth leading cause of death below heart disease, diabetes and malignant tumors, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).

Also read: CDMX continues at an epidemiological orange traffic light with an alert

Compared with the previous day, accumulated cases presented a percentage increase of 0.64% while deaths grew by 0.41, according to the figures of the national balance on the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

The patients studied add up to 2 million 176 thousand 522, of which 97% underwent a laboratory study, said the general director of the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control (Cenaprece), Ruy López Ridaura, when presenting the balance .

Positive cases represent 38.9% of the universe of patients studied; In addition, there are one million 13 thousand 186 negative cases, which account for 46.5% of the universe of people studied, said the specialist.

The other 14.6% of the people studied remain suspects, classified in the groups of patients without a sample (176 thousand 633), patients without the possibility of having a result (92 thousand 718) and those who do have the opportunity to have it (46 thousand 827).

The projections of the health authorities indicate that in the country there are 97 thousand 793 deaths and 983 thousand 791 estimated cases, of which 4% (45 thousand 199) would be active cases, as the patients who developed their symptoms in the last 14 days.

The number of patients recovered since the beginning of the pandemic to date is 615,680, explained López Ridaura.

In the country, 10,957 people were hospitalized by Covid-19, of which 2,617 are patients in beds equipped with a ventilator to receive respiratory aid.

Elections in Coahuila and Hidalgo amid Covid-19

Some 4.4 million voters will go to the polls this Sunday in the Mexican states of Coahuila and Hidalgo to renew 109 public positions after seven months of postponement due to the pandemic of the Covid-19.

The National Electoral Institute (INE) suspended the state elections after declaring the pandemic in late February and it resumed them in September with a date to vote this Sunday, October 18, for which a health protocol has been established to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

In total, 2.22 million voters in the northern state of Coahuila are summoned to the polls to elect the 25 seats in the local congress, and 2.18 million citizens in Hidalgo to renew the 84 municipalities.

Also read: Pandemic has lasted longer than expected: AMLO

With information from EFE

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