The COVID-19 virus became the leading cause of death in the state of Puebla during the first half of 2021, according to data from the state Health Secretariat.
Statistics indicate that five thousand 105 people have died between January and June 2021, due to "COVID-19, the identified virus"; likewise, Health indicated that another two thousand 870 lost their lives due to "COVID-19, unidentified virus".
Meanwhile, the second cause of death with the highest incidence among Puebla residents was identified as acute heart attack without any specification, of which at least 4,455 people were victims.
In addition to the above, in Puebla there have been deaths from pneumonia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and liver cirrhosis, among others; this has resulted in 28,771 deaths throughout the state.
It is worth mentioning that the majority of deaths occurred during the month of January, with a total of 9,246.
Since the first death in 2020, due to the pandemic, and up to the cut-off date of August 27, 2021, the Secretary of Health of the State of Puebla has registered a total of 13,697 deaths.
The pandemic outlook in Puebla remains with an increase in infections since the August 27th report indicated that there are 1,697 active cases of COVID-19.
In addition, 175,224 samples have been processed, of which 104,761 have tested positive.
Health authorities continue to inform the population that it is necessary to remain vigilant and to continue with the necessary preventive measures in order to avoid the spread of the virus.
In this regard, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends:
- Keep a safe distance from other people, even if they do not appear to be ill.
- Wear a facemask in public, especially indoors or when it is not possible to maintain physical distance.
- Prioritize open, well-ventilated spaces over enclosed spaces. If you are indoors, open a window.
- Wash your hands frequently. Use soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Get vaccinated when it is your turn. Follow the vaccination guidelines of your local authorities.
- Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow or a handkerchief when you cough or sneeze.
- If you are not feeling well, stay at home.