Chihuahua, Chih. For the second consecutive day, Chihuahua exceeded the maximum number of Covid-19 deaths registered in the entity since the beginning of the pandemic, with 100 deaths and 208 accumulated deaths in epidemiological week 43, a figure that doubles the records of all the previous weeks .
Arturo Valenzuela Zorrilla, medical director of the local Ministry of Health, observed that the figures for the current epidemiological week, “once again have a record of cases with 3,295 infections, an extremely important number that tells us that we Chihuahuas still have a lot to do. , that we have to keep trying and not underestimating our participation as individuals in this pandemic, to assume our own responsibility as leaders at home ”.
The official reported 427 new infections this Saturday for a total accumulated cases of 28 thousand 776, and one hundred confirmed deaths from coronavirus.
Regarding the accumulated 208 deaths from Covid-19 in epidemiological week 43, he said that the figure “so far is doubling any previous figure for this pandemic.”
On Friday, the entity confirmed 76 deaths and until this Saturday accumulated 2,338 deaths, mainly in patients from the municipalities of Juárez, Chihuahua, Delicias and Cuauhtémoc.
Alert about illegal sale of Covid-19 tests
The State Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risks (Coespris) of the Government of the State of Chihuahua, warned the population about the commercialization of rapid tests for detection of Covid-19 offered illegally on social networks.
He warned that the tests are sold on social networks at a cost below the market, with supposed effectiveness similar to PCR tests, with results in less than 15 minutes and application at home, but they lack health registration and authorization from the Institute of Diagnosis and Epidemiological Reference (Indre).
“It was detected that the vendors offer an effectiveness similar to that guaranteed in the molecular diagnosis PCR, which is a null possibility, due to the high levels of error that it implies,” said the agency.
“These instantaneous analyzes promise a true result in less than 15 minutes, and at a cost below the market, but its origin is doubtful because it lacks a sanitary registration and authorization.”