20,781 Death, 175,202 Positive CasesBy Ricardo Guzman | Sat, 06/20/2020 - 21:17
The Ministry of Health reported 387 new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total to 20,781. A further 4,717 cases were confirmed since yesterday raising the national accumulated to 175,202. Active cases amounted for 23,567, Director of Epidemiology José Luis Alomía said during Saturday’s briefing at the National Palace.
States leading the list of confirmed active cases are Mexico City, State of Mexico, Puebla and Guanajuato.
Nationally, there is a 45 percent occupancy rate in general hospital beds and 39 percent in beds with ventilators. States with the highest hospital saturation are the State of Mexico and Baja California.
As of Friday, June 19
4,717 new cases (from yesterday)
175,202 confirmed cases nationwide
60,621 under investigation
Volkswagen and Audi resume on Monday
Volkswagen and Audi will resume activities on Monday at their Puebla assembly lines, as well as other auto parts and construction companies, despite the state is still in red light of the epidemiological traffic light. Gov. Miguel Barbosa said he will not prevent companies from resuming operations starting next week, but he will be vigilant about a possible spike in COVID-19 infections.
Opportunity for emerging markets
Investment in infrastructure development will be one of the main drivers of growth in emerging markets after the COVID-19 crisis, reported the Swiss Re Institute. According to their Sigma research, emerging markets will invest US$2.2 trillion in infrastructure annually in the next 20 years. The institute said sectors related to energy, particularly renewables, infrastructure and new health facilities would attract investment and therefore investors in the Mexican market should take this factor into account, given that construction and operation of infrastructure projects will generate new demand.
US cases spike
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US had their greatest increase in three weeks, as new infections topped 30,000 for the second consecutive day, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than two dozen states reported more cases than a day earlier. On Friday new 34,284 confirmed cases were added to reach 2.24 million, more the double of Brazil in second place.
Oaxaca beaches reopen
Beaches reopen in Oaxaca. State and municipal authorities along with service providers decided the opening of some beaches in Bahias de Huatulco and Puerto Escondido gradually with reduced visitors, in addition to having to comply with the sanitary guidelines.
20 ventilators arrive for Colima patients
Colima Gov. José Ignacio Peralta reported that today the first 20 ventilators arrived to the state after being acquired by the state government. Also, a CT scanner was given to the University Regional Hospital.