Sunday, June 23, 2024

Transmission of coronavirus accelerates; 2,143 cases as of Sunday

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mexico had risen to 2,143 and deaths totaled 94, Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell told a press conference on Sunday evening.

He said that Mexico remains in Phase 2 of the outbreak and is slowly approaching the plateau of infections in which the number of new daily cases either remains the same or falls.

However, that is no reason to let up on the preventative measures recommended and implemented by the federal government for its emergency declaration, López-Gatell said.

The number of cases on Sunday increased by 253, after health officials reported on Saturday that confirmed cases totaled 1,890, deaths were at 79 and possible cases numbered more than 5,000.

President López Obrador said yesterday there is still a long way to go before the economy and society can see a return to normal life, and reiterated his call for people to remain at home as much as physically possible.

Coronavirus by state
State Deaths Cases Suspected Tested negative
Mexico City 19 560 697 1382
Sinaloa 12 90 248 242
Jalisco 6 123 774 1036
Baja California 6 69 201 360
Hidalgo 5 34 73 227
Coahuila 4 82 222 439
State of México 3 204 434 745
Tabasco 4 97 342 313
Veracruz 3 40 404 280
Morelos 3 15 45 126
Quintana Roo 4 86 110 214
Querétaro 2 38 37 247
San Luis Potosí 2 37 111 407
Baja California Sur 2 28 92 180
Durango 3 12 48 99
Zacatecas 2 10 45 164
Puebla 1 147 199 346
Nuevo León 2 91 203 819
Michoacán 3 30 49 222
Sonora 1 28 114 227
Guerrero 2 30 112 160
Oaxaca 1 25 30 198
Tamaulipas 1 26 67 156
Nayarit 1 9 18 84
Yucatán 2 67 68 262
Guanajuato 53 162 924
Aguascalientes 49 122 378
Chiapas 25 52 128
Chihuahua 15 29 85
Tlaxcala 11 72 153
Campeche 8 10 39
Colima 4 19 40
Deaths Cases Suspected Tested negative
Total 94 2143 5209 10682

 

López-Gatell said that Phase 3 of local transmission, in which community transmission of the disease is widespread and cases number in the thousands, will begin in around two to three weeks.

The area of Mexico hit hardest by the virus so far is the Valley of México, which includes Mexico City and México state with 560 and 204 cases, respectively.

Source: El Universal (sp)

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