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World Mexico says it has avoided coronavirus 'deluge' even as cases mount

02:17  23 may  2020
02:17  23 may  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico 's government said on Friday it had the coronavirus outbreak under control even as the country becomes one of the global hotspots for In the past seven days, Mexico registered 27% of its total 6,510 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus and 24% of the 59,567 cases .

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The health ministry had forecast the outbreak could peak two weeks ago, but Mexico has posted its highest totals of deaths and infections in the past two days, trailing only the United States and Brazil for fatalities on Wednesday and Thursday.

"My grandparents were admitted the day before yesterday and they haven't given us any information," said 24-year-old Tania Gonzalez, as she stood outside a public hospital in Mexico City.

"We're worried. We don't know if they're dead, alive, if they're being treated, what sort of state they're in."

Under pressure from politicians, officials, and the business lobby in Washington, Mexico has already started to reopen parts of the economy.

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However, some politicians and public health experts fear that may be premature. In the past seven days, Mexico registered 27% of its total 6,510 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus and 24% of the 59,567 cases. It reported its first case in February.

On Friday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the country was coping.

"The key thing is that in spite of the suffering and the loss of human life, we've avoided a deluge," the president told a news conference. "We can rule that out."

Mexico has so far avoided the kind of devastating mass outbreaks seen in northern Italy or New York. But deaths and new infections in Latin America's second-largest country are still rising.

Mexico has not launched a widespread testing regime or imposed the kind of strict lockdown used in parts of neighboring Central America.

"It's not just that the risk of infection is high but what's being called a return to the new normal could make new cases increase exponentially... leading to more loss of life," said Trizia Herrera, an associate at public policy consulting firm EPLOC.

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Several countries have discovered that they already have community spread of the virus—as opposed to cases only in travelers from affected areas or people who were in direct contact “China is unique in that it has a political system that can gain public compliance with extreme measures,” Gostin says .

"It seems premature that President Lopez Obrador is talking about ruling out a deluge in Mexico, as the epidemic is still growing."

A Reuters survey of 18 funeral homes and crematoriums across the capital found that official statistics may be significantly understating the true death toll.

The government has said the actual number of cases likely exceeds the confirmed totals but Lopez Obrador has rejected reports the numbers are far higher.

Mexico City and the surrounding area has borne the brunt of the pandemic and occupation of hospital beds in the capital this week stood at 72%, a slight fall from last week.

Francisco Moreno, an infectious disease expert and head of the COVID-19 program at Mexico City's ABC medical center, said the main issue was the availability of ventilators and medical staff trained to use them.

Some 64% of beds in the capital with ventilators were occupied as of Wednesday, the latest data show.

(Reporting by Carlos Carrillo; Additional reporting by Dave Graham; Writing by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Daniel Flynn and Rosalba O'Brien)

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