Jalisco continues to register growth in COVID-19 infections, the technical statement from the federal Ministry of Health reports a record of active cases for the second consecutive day, it is realized that there are 9,751 people who have shown symptoms of the disease in the last 14 days.
The increase in cases is accelerating: A month ago, 597 active cases were reported; for the first of January there were 1,227, yesterday the maximum registered last year was exceeded with 8,203, a figure that was exceeded in this Thursday’s report.
Jalisco is the sixth state with the highest number of active cases behind Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Nuevo León, Guanajuato and San Luis Potosí.
In terms of hospitalizations, the database of the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) registered 307 patients in public hospitals and 43 in private ones. It is the highest number of hospitalized since October last year. Hospital occupancy in general areas is at 24.5% of the 1,253 beds that can be enabled. In the breakdown by institutions, the IMSS reports 217 people hospitalized, in SSJ hospitals there are 46; in the Civil Hospitals of Guadalajara 37 and in ISSSTE facilities seven more.
What’s more, nine more deaths caused by the disease were reported, so far this year there are 68 confirmed deaths. The accumulated since the health contingency began reached 1,700 fatalities from the virus.