Chronically ill, 1 out of 2 infected in eastern Mexico Valley

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The capital mayors and municipalities of Mexico that make up the eastern part of the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico not only are they dealing with the high number of infections of Covid-19, sino also with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, smoking or asthma, which suffer from 54% of the 2,797 confirmed cases of the virus in the region until April 28, according to data from the federal Ministry of Health.

In these 13 mayors and municipalities, more than 9 million Mexicans live, which makes it more difficult to stop the mobility of all, and for this reason is that the governments of Ecatepec and Nezahualcóyotl announced on April 29 coordinated measures to try to stop the advance of the virus. .

This decision was made days after the region was classified as a red focus of infection with 27 cases for every 100,000 inhabitants. This figure falls short when reviewing only the data of the four mayors of Mexico City (Iztacalco, Venustiano Carranza, Gustavo A. Madero and Iztapalapa), which have rates of between 40 and 56 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.

But when analyzing the detail of confirmed patients and their diseases, the municipalities of the State of Mexico that are part of the eastern part of the ZMVM are the ones that lead the numbers.

He also reads: “Together we are going to get ahead,” says Sheinbaum and the 16 mayors of CDMX.

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In Texcoco, Valle de Chalco Solidaridad and Chalco, six out of 10 patients of all their infections have some comorbidity, that is, they already had a previous disease and this increases their chances of requiring extreme measures to combat the Covid-19. In these three municipalities the hypertension It is present in 30% of the almost 200 confirmed patients with the new virus.

Although the records in areas such as Texcoco barely reach 32 infections, there are 11 cases with a high possibility of complications since their immune system is weakened by hypertension and diabetes.

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Misdiagnosis. In the country’s capital, the outlook is not encouraging either. In Iztacalco, 57% of infections, that is, 126 of the 222 confirmed, have some disease; in three out of 10 there is a record of hypertension or obesity.

These two conditions have positioned themselves as the main ills in the country’s mayoralties.

Another example is Iztapalapa, where 170 of the 724 patients also suffer from obesity, according to the analysis of data from the federal Ministry of Health.

Although diabetes has slightly lower numbers, it represents a risk for coronavirus sufferers; On average, two out of 10 of the confirmed cases in these 13 mayors and municipalities have a history of this condition.

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