It may be safer to be a nurse at a public hospital in Mexico than a Pemex worker when it comes to Covid-19.
A report from the health ministry released on Monday showed that 16 nurses have died from the deadly virus.Petroleos Mexicanos, the state oil company, reported the deaths of 28 workers and one contract worker over the same period. Pemex has about 30% fewer employees than there are nurses in the public health care system.
While it may be less dangerous to be a nurse, numbers for deaths of doctors are slightly higher than for Pemex workers, at 66 as of Monday.
Another eight Pemex workers have died since Monday from the fast-spreading coronavirus, with as many as fourreported in a single day. The 36 deceased Pemex workers represent almost 1% of the 4,477 registered deaths from Covid-19 in Mexico.
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