Mexico rules out three more COVID-19 suspected cases
The novel coronavirus is now named COVID-19 – Photo: Peng Ziyang/Xinhua

Mexico rules out three more COVID-19 suspected cases

12/02/2020
13:40
Perla Miranda
Mexico City
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Mexico’s Health Ministry analyzed three suspected coronavirus cases located in Mexico City, Nuevo León, and Jalisco

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Mexico’s Health Ministry analyzed three suspected coronavirus cases located in Mexico City, Nuevo León, and Jalisco; one of the patients had to be hospitalized but is already in stable conditions, according to the agency.

Until now, Mexico has not confirmed any case of the COVID-19 disease but there have been 16 suspected cases. Currently, there are no suspected cases in Mexico. The three men of between 27 and 45 years of age who were located in Mexico City, Nuevo León, and Jalisco all tested negative to COVID-19.

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Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, deputy secretary of Health Prevention and Promotion, pointed out that the suspected cases have the antecedent of having traveled to China.

The Health Ministry stressed that the Sanitary and Epidemiological Intelligence Unit (UIES) made available the telephone number 800044800 to address the COVID-19 issue; until now, they have received 263 calls.

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“From these calls, 78% of people inquired for information related to the COVID-19, 13% about the statement of a transport company, 4.2% about medical attention, and 4.5% about another kind of information, such as travel restrictions,” says the document.

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