Saturday, June 22, 2024

Active coronavirus are cases up 4% nationally but down in Mexico City

Mexico City will remain high risk orange on the coronavirus stoplight map as hospitals continue to admit new patients, albeit at a somewhat reduced rate, city officials said Friday.

Another piece of good news was that the number of active cases fell — after 11 weeks of increases — to 34,365, down from a peak of 57,828 cases on July 27.

On the other hand, the number of active cases was up nationally to 153,081, an increase of 4% since Thursday.

There were 22,758 new cases reported by the federal Ministry of Health Friday afternoon, raising the accumulated total to 3.68 million.

Another 603 deaths were recorded, bringing that total to 247,414.

Coronavirus cases and deaths in Mexico as reported by day

In other Covid news:

• Health authorities in San Luis Potosí warned Thursday of the imminent return to maximum risk red on the stoplight map after a record number of new cases was recorded. And although another new record was set in the previous 24 hours, officials said Friday morning that the state remained one point below the threshold for going red.

There were 813 new cases reported today and 745 yesterday.

The state’s point system tallied up 29 on Friday, one short of the 30 that would have triggered the maximum risk level. However, the minister of health warned that the situation in the Huasteca and Media regions, where hospitals are saturated, is such that they can be considered high risk red.

• Querétaro announced new measures as it downgraded its risk measurement system to Stage B from Stage A due to rising case numbers.

Commercial centers will close at 9:00 p.m., capacity is limited to 60% and only two members of a family may enter. Bars and casinos are restricted to 50% and they must close at midnight.

Gyms, dance schools and sports centers must limit their capacity to 30%.

With reports from Pulso SLP, Milenio

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