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They attribute the death of 90 people in Mexico to high temperatures

Temperatures of up to 45 degrees were recorded in locations in Baja California and Sonora.

The high temperatures in Mexico, which is approaching its fourth heat wave of the year, have already caused 90 deaths nationwide and 1.937 cases of heat stroke this 2024 until the first week of June, the Secretariat (Ministry) reported this Friday. of Health (Ssa).

In its latest weekly epidemiological surveillance report, the agency specified that, in week 22 alone, which spans from May 29 to June 5, 591 cases associated with extreme natural temperatures and 29 deaths were reported nationwide.

Of the total deaths reported, one “is attributed to the second heat wave, and 25 deaths are attributed to the third wave.”

The entities that register deaths are: Veracruz (25), Tabasco (15), Tamaulipas (13), Nuevo León (10), San Luis Potosí (10), Hidalgo (5), Oaxaca (4), Querétaro (2), Baja California (1), Campeche (1), Chiapas (1), Guanajuato (1), Guerrero (1) and Sonora (1), which corresponds to a global fatality rate of 4,64%.

In addition, he recalled that this Friday, June 7, the fourth heat wave of the season will begin over the country, with which temperatures higher than 40 degrees are predicted in 14 states of the country.

He specified that in Baja California and Sonora temperatures above 45 degrees will be recorded.

While Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Veracruz and Campeche will reach maximum temperatures of 40 and 45 degrees.

Likewise, Durango, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, the north of Hidalgo, the north and southwest of Puebla, Morelos, Chiapas, Tabasco and Yucatán will have maximum temperatures between 35 to 40 degrees.

In addition, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Querétaro, the southwest of the State of Mexico, Mexico City and Quintana Roo will reach between 30 and 35 degrees.

Researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) warned last month that the country would experience the highest temperatures in its history in the last 15 days of May.

Only Mexico City recorded its highest temperature in history on Saturday, May 25, registering 34,7 degrees, the fourth time this year that it has broken its record.

The fourth heat wave will begin just three days after the third, which occurred from May 20 to June 4 and left four dead, in addition to temperature records in several cities, including the Mexican capital.

The Mexican Government predicted at least five heat waves between March and July on April 16.

sourceEFE

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