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Mexico reaches 949 thousand confirmed cases; added 5 thousand 567 in 24 hours


Due to the occurrence of 544 new deaths, in Mexico deaths from covid-19 rose to 93 thousand 772.

In addition, there are 544 suspicious deaths with the possibility of a result, 10,680 from which a sample was not taken and 4,285 deaths that will not have a result.

There are 949 thousand 197 confirmed cases of coronavirus, due to the record of 5 thousand 567 new infections.

With regard to suspected cases, there are 186,632 without a sample.

On the other hand, in Mexico the new antigenic tests can be used, which in practically a matter of minutes detect whether a person with symptoms is infected with covid-19, said José Luis Alomía, director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health. Health.

This Friday, Institute for Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (Indre) publish the technical report of the evaluation of said tests so that they can later be endorsed by the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) and can be used in the country.

This test, which is performed through a nasopharyngeal exudate to detect SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins, will be included as another option that can be used, in addition to the PCR test, which, due to its high specificity and sensitivity, is considered the gold standard for detecting infections, even in asymptomatic patients.