Pedro Zenteno Santaella, director of ISSSTE, tested positive for COVID-19

January 30, 2022

The director deepened that he will soon return to work normally (Photo: EFE/José Méndez)

The head of the Institute of Social Security and Services for Workers (ISSSTE), Pedro Zenteno Santaella reported that he tested positive for Covid-19.

It was through his social networks, where the director of the unit indicated that he is stable and with few symptoms.

“I inform you that I tested positive for Covid-19. I’m fine with mild symptoms, I already find myself under homeopathic medical treatment”, he expressed on Twitter.

He also deepened that he will soon return to work normally, but due to the contagion, he will remain at home for now.

“In a few days I will return to my activities, while I continue to monitor from home and isolated. A big hug from a distance,” he said.

However, Internet users did not react in the best way to the treatment that the official claimed to be carrying out.

They criticized the head of the ISSSTE for using homeopathic treatment (Photo: twitter/Birmex)
They criticized the head of the ISSSTE for using homeopathic treatment (Photo: twitter/Birmex)

“Everyone owns their body and their health. But nevertheless, that one of the heads of the Health Sector postulate homeopathy as a way to treat a disease potentially deadly concerns. I hope he recovers soon. Hopefully it also values ​​medical science”, highlighted the deputy of the Citizen Movement, Salomón Chetorivski.

While the journalist Azucena Uresti remarked: “With you the Director General of the ISSSTE who has COVID and is”under homeopathic treatment.

The Health Secretary (SSa) reported that up to this saturday january 29, there have been 4 million 916 thousand 143 cases of accumulated infections of coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, since the beginning of the epidemic, Mexico has suffered 305,762 deaths from the disease.

The above means that 42 thousand 582 infected were added, as well as 522 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Also, it is estimated that there has been 3 million 986 thousand 898 people recovered, 8 million 495 thousand 304 negative cases and a total of 14 million 49 thousand 746 people studied since the first case.

According to the daily technical statement, as of today there are estimates in the country 277 thousand 709 active cases of the illness; that is, the patients who began to present symptoms in the last 14 days (from January 16 to 29, 2022).

It is estimated that there have been 3 million 986 thousand 898 people recovered in Mexico (Photo: REUTERS/Gustavo Graf)
It is estimated that there have been 3 million 986 thousand 898 people recovered in Mexico (Photo: REUTERS/Gustavo Graf)

The entities with the highest number of active cases of SARS-CoV-2 in descending order are: Baja California Sur, Mexico City, Colima, Tabasco, Nayarit, Querétaro and San Luis Potosí.

Refering to hospital availability, the average occupation of general beds in health centers is 45% and of 29% for beds of intensive care.

The states with the highest percentage of occupation of overall beds son Mexico City (72.29%), Durango (65.38%) and Nuevo León (64.35 percent). In turn, those with the highest percentage in fan beds son Aguascalientes (69.11%), Chihuahua (49.74%) and Colima (41.17 percent).

At International panorama, there are a total of 364 million 191 thousand 494 infections and 5 million 631 thousand 457 deaths accumulated worldwide. In the last 24 hours there have been reports 3 million 321 thousand 782 and 10 thousand 314, respectively. The global lethality is 1.5 percent.

Currently, Mexico is the fifth country in the world with the most deaths because of the coronavirus, only below the United States, Brazil, India and Russia; And it is number 14 in number of infections, according the latest update from Johns Hopkins University.


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