July 12, 2020

Mexico registers 5,432 new infections and 648 more deaths from COVID-19



Mexico reported 648 deaths and 5,432 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, to reach 226,089 cases and 27,769 deaths since the declaration of the pandemic last February.

When presenting the daily report, the director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, confirmed an increase this Tuesday of 2.5% of accumulated cases compared to the previous day, when deaths grew by 2.3% compared to the day previous.

Infections and deaths reported today represented, in both cases, the highest figures in the last four days, according to technical reports from health authorities.

Mexico currently occupies the eleventh place in the world for the number of accumulated cases and the seventh in deaths.

Alomia also reported 2,197 new suspicious deaths that are in the process of laboratory studies to determine if COVID-19 has been the cause of death.

Since the start of the pandemic, on February 28, 581,580 people have been studied in Mexico, of which 283,450 had a negative result and 72,041 remain suspicious and are awaiting laboratory results.

Alomia confirmed that today 134,957 patients, 60% of the total confirmed cases, have recovered from COVID-19 and have become part of people who are already immune to the disease.

Mexico has 27,261 general beds for COVID patients and 9,303 intensive care with ventilators for the most serious cases in a network of 882 hospitals distributed throughout the country.

The country’s authorities clarified that 12,358 general beds and 3,609 intensive care beds are now occupied, representing occupations of 45% and 40%, respectively.

Since June 1, the Mexican Health authorities have applied a four-color epidemiological traffic light ranging from maximum risk (red), to high (orange), medium (yellow) and low (green).

This week, 14 of the 32 Mexican states are in a phase will be at a red light (maximum contagion) and the remaining 18 at an orange light (high risk).

In red, hotels allow 25% occupancy, restaurants only sell takeaways, beauty salons, barbershops and hairdressers attend by appointment and parks allow 25% capacity.

In orange, hotels increase their activity to 50%, restaurants can have 50% of tables occupied, the same percentage as parks and hairdressers for admission, and shopping centers can have 75% occupancy.

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