For the head of the secretariat of Hidalgo State Health (SSH), Alejandro Efraín Benítez Herrera, the current numbers that emerge from the current health situation, “is entering a new pandemic”, now with the Delta variant.
In a recent court that presented the staff of the Hidalgo Medical College, Federation of State Medical Colleges, on the night of Friday, July 23, the state health officer also indicated that the original virus shows that it will become endemic and now we must continue to observe the evolution of what is causing the Delta variant especially in the sector young.
“According to information from the State Laboratory, we are in a situation that I would say is as critical or more as the one experienced at the beginning of last year; from July 1 to July 22, a total of 1,481 samples have been received of suspected patients, of which 687 have been positive, and of these, 55.1 percent of the samples studied correspond to genomic variants of the original strain.
“These were samples taken at random, but what is observed in this period of time, 40 percent of the mutations detected are from the delta strain, 9.4 from gamma, 3.2 from alpha, the rest are from strains eta, kappa, epsilon, and zeta and, for this day, July 23, 150 samples were analyzed, of which 90 were positive for variants, and of these, 76.6 percent corresponded to the delta variant, which indicates that probably We are observing how the original virus becomes an endemic virus, but for more than a month, with the acceleration in the number of cases, and due to the structural characteristics of the virus, we are entering an epidemic different from the original Sars -Cov-2, from my particular point of view, “said Benítez Herrera.
This in response to why young people are getting sick in this new wave of infections, since it is a sector that until now is being infected, “and the vaccine has nothing to do with it, because that group has always been exposed,” he explained.
Hidalgo went back to an orange traffic light; The positive cases of covid-19 in minors and young people from Hidalgo continue to increase
After the methodological review of the epidemiological risk traffic light, Hidalgo is at an orange traffic light, this due to the alert of infections and evolution of the pandemic in the state.
This was reported by Dr. Eduardo Bustos Vázquez, state deputy director of epidemiology, who pointed out that there is a very evident acceleration of cases to reach 990 active cases in the state, “it is atypical”, he exposed.
“We are facing an increase in the acceleration of covid-19 in the country, as well as in the entity, and the number of states in orange color increased by 13, including the State of Mexico, Mexico City and Hidalgo, as well as other states. who are neighbors of our entity, which reflects the situation that is occurring in the central situation of the country, “said the specialist.
In 24 hours, there are 239 more accumulated positive cases, reaching 42,244, while there is a record of 118 active cases and, unfortunately, five people who lost their lives in the entity derived from the pandemic.
He pointed out that within the internal activity of the state, there are five localities that contribute with the presence of 43.3 percent with active cases, such as Pachuca, which is the epicenter of the pandemic, already having 198 cases, “they have accelerated significantly in other municipalities such as Tulancingo, which is now in 92 cases, Tizayuca is also shown in this case with 82 and Ciudad Sahagún with 29, while Apan, 28 active cases, “he reported.
Reiterated that the infected population groups continue to be children, adolescents and young people, “These groups are accelerating more frequently and it is shown by the presence of these cases and the pattern has changed, especially now that there is a school break, so that favors the measures being relaxed and that acceleration occurs,” he said. , but not without first pointing out that the application of sanitary measures should be reinforced.
“The largest number of those affected in this increase are young adults who work, so we have indicated that they must be aware of being socially responsible, and if they feel bad, it is necessary that they do not attend to work for personal and social good” , He said.
Finally, he indicated that 67 percent of the people who have tested positive are ambulatory and 33 percent are treated in a hospital.