To say of the governor Miguel Barbosa Huerta, the third wave of covid-19 reached Puebla, since the Health Secretary (Ssa) state reported that between Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday July 11, 261 new infections were registered in the state.
In a morning press conference, the president warned that next Tuesday will issue a decree with new sanitary measures that help mitigate the coronavirus among the entire population and avoid the same impact that the waves of May-June-July 2020 and January-February 2021 had.
Barbosa called on parents to take care of their children and be more responsible, since the young population is now “the target” in the new upturn and because “the daring have already managed to bring to Puebla what was announced should have arrived.”
“It is once again obliged to take care of ourselves, gentlemen fathers, gentlemen mothers, take care of yourselves and your children who right now are being the target of contagion, they are young people and that is because their behavior has not been disciplined.”
Contagions soared 158% in a week
In his speech, José Antonio Martínez García, head of the state SSA, pointed out that covid-19 infections had a 158 percent increase in just one week, while active cases were up 24 percent compared to seven days ago.
He confirmed what Barbosa said regarding the young population and their risk of becoming ill, since the average in Puebla of people with the virus is 27 years old, while the range with the most cases is between 20 and 40 years old.
He stated that like other neighboring states that have already confirmed the third wave, “Puebla unfortunately is not the exception” and now he is facing an “ascending” scenario of infections.
Asked about the existence of the delta variant in the state, Martínez García highlighted that the Institute of Diagnosis and Epidemiological Reference (InDRE) is the agency that will confirm it but “so far it has not sent official notification.”
Puebla in figures
Having stated the above, the Secretary of Health stressed that during the entire pandemic, 149 thousand 282 laboratory tests have been carried out in Puebla, with 88 thousand 5 positive cases and a positivity rate of 58.95 percent.
He stated that on Friday the 9th there were 98 infections and 3 deaths; on Saturday 10, 106 infections and 3 deaths; and on Sunday the 11th, 57 infections and 3 deaths, for a total of 261 new patients and 9 deaths in 72 hours.
He specified that to date a total of 12,821 people have died from coronavirus, with a fatality rate of 14.56 percent.
It indicated that 28 out of 217 municipalities concentrate 225 active state cases, 46 undergoing treatment from home and 179 hospitalized, with 20 of them seriously ill and connected to a mechanical ventilator.
He pointed out that 68 patients are cared for in the Ssa, 9 serious; 35 in the IMSS, none serious; 31 in private clinics, 4 serious; 22 in the Issstep, 3 grave; 14 in the Issste, 2 grave; 7 in the Regional Military Hospital, 2 serious; and 2 in the University Hospital, none serious.
Regarding the color that Puebla has in the local epidemiological traffic light, the state government stated that it is “yellow but with an upward trend”.