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Hospital personnel in CDMX add 1,054 infections and 46 deaths

Eight of its workers died at the Iztapalapa General Hospital, 90 recovered and 12 are under treatment. Photo: Cuartoscuro


So far in the pandemic, Mexico City hospitals have registered 1,154 infections among their staff and 46 deaths from covid-19. The centers that have presented the most deaths are the Iztapalapa General Hospital, with eight cases, and the Rubén Leñero General Hospital, with six, according to figures from the Second Report of the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum.

165 patients have had the General Hospital of Iztapalapa and the General Hospital Rubén Leñero among their staff

In the General Hospital of Iztapalapa, 25 doctors, eight residents, 44 nurses, and 33 administrative staff, laboratory workers, cooks and nutritionists fell ill. Of them, 90 recovered, eight died and 12 are in recovery.

At the Rubén Leñero General Hospital, 18 doctors, five residents, ten nurses, and 22 administrators were infected. Of these, 40 recovered, six died, and nine have yet to recover.

Among hospital personnel, the group most affected by COVID-19 infections have been nurses, with a total of 402 cases in hospitals.

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The Dr. Belisario Domínguez Hospital stands out, where 91 nurses were infected; the Balbuena General Hospital, with 51 nurses with covid-19, and the Iztapalapa General Hospital, with 44 infections among these workers in the health sector.

In the Second Report of the Government of Claudia Sheinbaum it is observed that the second group most affected by the contagions of the pandemic in the hospitals of the city are the administrative, laboratory workers, cooks and nutritionists.

In total, 338 of these workers have had covid-19. The hospitals with the most cases in this sector are the Altadena Hospital, with 42 patients; the General Hospital of Iztapalapa, with 33, and the General Hospital of Tláhuac, with 25.

In third place of the staff with the most infections of this disease are doctors, with a total of 272 in local hospitals.

The penitentiary centers stand out, where there were 56 infections among doctors; It is followed by the General Hospital of Balbuena, with 28, and the General Hospital of Iztapalapa, with 25.

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June is so far the month with the highest percentage of global positivity in the covid-19 tests that the government has applied.

While that month registered 47 percent of positivity, in July it was reduced to 40 percent and in August, to 36 percent, according to Claudia Sheinbaum’s Second Government Report.

Data of the Health Secretary local authorities indicate that so far 203 thousand 563 tests have been carried out by the local government.

Through the house-to-house information campaign, where the health brigades give information to people about the basic rules to avoid contagion and infection, until July 31, they had visited 2,124,964 homes in all municipalities.

On the other hand, it is shown that as part of the strategy of case detection and isolations, as of July 31, 10,494 people had provided contact information; of them, 25 thousand 183 answered the call and 17 thousand 493 agreed to answer the questionnaire to find out their symptoms and in turn give details of their recent contacts.

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-Georgina Olson

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