How Many People Have Died from the Heat in Mexico?


The National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported that there are up to 13 states with temperatures of up to 45 degrees Celsius.

The heatstroke gives no rest, as high temperatures continue in the country and have already claimed the lives of 61 people nationwide, as seen in the weekly report of the Ministry of Health.

According to the latest epidemiological surveillance report, there have been 1,346 cases of heatstroke so far this year. According to the report, in the week from May 22 to 28, 390 people were announced to have been affected by extreme temperatures.

Only six deceased citizens were attributed to the second heatwave, while three more to the third wave. The SSA identified the entities that have deaths, some of which are:

Which States Have Deaths Due to Heatstroke?

– Veracruz (16)

– Tabasco (11)

– San Luis Potosí (9)

– Tamaulipas (9)

– Oaxaca (4)

– Nuevo León (4)

– Hidalgo (4)

– Chiapas, Campeche, Guanajuato, and Sonora with one case each

According to statistics, a lethality of 4.52% is suggested. The most recent report from the National Water Commission (Conagua) suggests that there will be extreme heat in at least 13 entities.

The thermometer will mark up to 45 degrees Celsius in areas of Campeche, Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacán, Morelos, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and Zacatecas.

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) also forecasted a hot to very hot environment with maximum temperatures of 40 to 45 degrees in entities such as Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, northern Hidalgo, Jalisco, Nayarit, northern and southwestern Puebla, northern Querétaro, Quintana Roo, Sonora, and Yucatán.

As well as temperatures of 35 to 40 degrees in the southwest of the State of Mexico, and 30 to 35 degrees in Aguascalientes and Mexico City.

The heatwave will be generated by an anticyclonic circulation positioned at mid-levels of the atmosphere.

Due to the high temperatures, Conagua has released some tips to prevent heatstroke.

– Avoid prolonged exposure to solar radiation.

– Stay properly and constantly hydrated.

– Pay more attention to chronic patients, children, and the elderly.

– Follow the instructions of the Health Sector and Civil Protection.

In contrast, the meteorological service also predicts strong winds with gusts of 60 to 80 kilometers per hour (km/h) and conditions for the formation of whirlwinds and tornadoes in areas of Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas; as well as wind gusts of 50 to 70 km/h with whirlwinds in areas of Aguascalientes, Jalisco, and Zacatecas, and with dust storms in Chihuahua and Durango.

As well as wind gusts of 40 to 60 km/h with dust storms in Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Mexico City, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Sonora, Tlaxcala, and Veracruz.

Source: Infobae