Mexico records the highest number of COVID-19 infections in one day with 6,741



Mexico this Thursday registered a new record of confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 6,741 infections and reached a cumulative of 238,511, in addition to reporting 679 deaths to total 29,189 since the start of the pandemic last February.

"The percentage increase in the last 24 hours was 2.9%, which represents 6,741 cases; it has remained more or less at this average in recent weeks," said the director of Epidemiology of the Mexican Government, José Luis Alomía.

The cases registered today exceed 6,288 infections last June 23.

Presenting the daily technical report of the coronavirus, Alomia confirmed 29,189 deaths since the start of the pandemic, in addition to indicating that there are another 2,185 suspected deaths of COVID-19 that are in the process of laboratory study.

Deaths presented a percentage increase of 2.3%, compared to the 28,510 of the previous day, in which Mexico passed Spain to become the sixth country in the world with the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus.

Alomia said that of the total of 610,495 cases of suspected contagion in the study protocol, 295,561 have already been ruled out as having a negative result for the SARS-CoV2 virus, and that there are another 76,423 suspects awaiting laboratory results.

Both confirmed cases and active and COVID-19 deaths are concentrated mainly in Mexico City and the State of Mexico, according to the senior official.

Alomía also explained that a total of 142,593 people have already recovered from the disease, representing 60% of the accumulated confirmed cases since the pandemic was declared.

The Mexican Health authorities reported 12,688 occupied general beds, 45% of the 27,928 that are available in 882 hospitals; and that in the case of intensive care beds, the occupation reached 3,642 of the 9,509 installed.

Since June 1, Mexico has been in a "new normal" period in which it regulates economic and coexistence activities through a four-color epidemiological traffic light.

In 14 of the 32 states of the country, red is applied, with maximum risk; and in the remaining 18, orange, with high risk. No Mexican territorial entity has yet been declared at a yellow light (medium risk) or green (low risk).

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