Mexican Border State Hospital Manager Dies from Coronavirus

UN predicts 'deep recession' in LatAm due to virus

The administrative manager of a hospital in the border state of Coahuila died from complications with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), relatives say. State health officials remain quiet, however, the death marks the third of such from the same clinic.

Through social media posts and interviews with local reporters, relatives say that Mario Trejo, the administrative manager of the government-run hospital IMSS in Monclova, passed away from Coronavirus-related complications. Coahuila health officials have not made any confirming public statements.

Trejo’s death is the third stemming from a contagion last month in that hospital. Close to two dozen healthcare workers became infected there. The case has led to numerous protests by health workers who claim they are not being provided with personal protective equipment. They also argue that officials are covering up the magnitude of the pandemic for political reasons. The hospital is now shut down for a full decontamination protocol.

According to Mexicans Against Corruption, patient zero in Monclova is a truck driver who was in the U.S. before spending a week in that hospital.

On Wednesday evening, Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez Gatell made a bombshell revelation: while Mexico has more than 3,000 confirmed cases, he estimates that the real number is more than 26,000.

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Tony Aranda from Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project contributed to this report

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