15,944 Deaths, 133,974 Confirmed CasesBy Ricardo Guzman | Thu, 06/11/2020 - 21:14
The Ministry of Health reported 587 new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total to 15,944. A further 4,790 more cases recorded in the last 24 hours bought the national total to 133,974 since the pandemic started. There are 20,832 are active cases.
In today’s briefing, Deputy Minister of Health Hugo López-Gatell said there is no a scientific resolution on asymptomatic patients, so the basic recommendation is to keep themselves isolated just like everyone else. “The COVID-19 pandemic is a matter of co-responsibility between citizens, health authorities and the government,” he said and explained that drowsiness and diarrhea, to a lesser extent, can also go along the virus.
On day 11 of the “new normal”, the country remains at the highest level of risk and tomorrow an updated federal traffic light will be released.
As of Wednesday, June 11
4,790 new cases (from yesterday)
133,974 confirmed cases nationwide
55,700 under investigation
Impact on markets (19.30 hrs)
US Dollar MX$22.63 (4.07%)
BMV IPC 36,827.36 (-3.76%)
Dow Jones 25,128.17 (-6.90%)
Puebla extends closure
Faced with the continuous increase in COVID-19 infections, Puebla Gov. Miguel Barbosa will issue a decree tomorrow to prevent the automotive and construction industries to resume operations in the state, including Volkswagen and Audi plants. Barbosa said there are no conditions for both sectors to return gradually, not even with only 30 percent of personnel and capacity, contrary to the federal authority’s recommendation.
Queretaro will go orange
Opposed to what was established by the federal government, Querétaro will go to the orange color of the epidemiological traffic light next Wednesday, Gov. Francisco Domínguez has announced. Considering the specific situation in the state, the change in color will be effective by midweek and non-essential businesses will gradually start to resume operations.
Rapid test on tourists considered
The Quintana Roo government is evaluating applying rapid COVID-19 tests to tourists at the Cancun, Chetumal and Cozumel airports, Gov. Carlos Joaquín González said. “Those who have COVID-19 will have to be isolated,” he said and highlighted that today an average of 12 percent of occupancy in the state’s hotels, after 60 hotels resumed operations.
Germans doctors will support Mexico
Minister of Foreign Affairs (SRE) Marcelo Ebrard agreed with his German counterpart Heiko Maas to bring German doctors to Mexico to assist on COVID-19 cases. About a dozen epidemiologists will arrive in July said the German Embassy attaché Mirko Schilbach. During a virtual briefing, a €7 million donation from the European Union to Mexico to fight the pandemic was also announced.
Peso drops 4.07 percent
The peso plummeted today in line with other currencies in the region after a stronger US dollar was reported, along with increasing oil prices the fall in industrial activity. The Mexican currency closed at MX$22.63 in today’s trading, losing 4.07 percent from yesterday’s price according to Banxico.
Stock exchange extends losses
The Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) hit a third day of losses after the speech given yesterday by the Federal Reserve about a slow economic recovery. IPC ended operations today plunging 3.76 percent while BIVA lost 3.75 percent.