The use of the automated screening SMS system has been one of the tools used by the government of Mexico City to detect cases of SARS-CoV-2.
Designed by Digital Agency for Public Innovation (ADIP)So far it has been used by 827,113 people, of which 570,370 are residents of the capital.
The service has no cost, which has allowed that even without a data plan you can use the service.
May has been the month in which more people used the SMS system, around 6 thousand per day, however, as of June 8, before the capital will go to an orange traffic light, there was a reduction of up to 50% in the number of users and currently, as revealed, only about 900 people occupy it per day.
“What we have been doing permanently, from a healthy distance, staying at home and now the use of face masks and all the protection, control and contact measures of Covid people and their contacts, this whole program that we have been developing, What we do in the neighborhoods, house to house, the objective is to reduce the number of infections “, said Claudia Sheinbaum / head of government of the CDMX
In addition to the SMS, 911 and the Locatel number 55 56 58 11 11 were enabled, so that people with any symptoms associated with Covi-19 could, by means of a phone call, take the test to know their probability of being carriers of the Coronavirus .
Through this medium, also in May, the highest number of care was recorded, reaching 347 calls on the 9th, of which 77 led to the dispatch of an ambulance to the patient’s home for care.
According to the information from the capital’s administration, until September 16 there had been an 82% decrease in calls received.
On the other hand, it was reported that in this city, to date, 256 thousand 473 detection tests have been carried out for SARS-CoV-2, 66.2% have been negative and 33.8% positive.
This, according to the capital’s president, translates into a positivity by Covid-19, 24%, when between the months of May and June it exceeded 50%.
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