26,381 deaths, 212,802 casesBy Ricardo Guzman | Sat, 06/27/2020 - 20:54
The Ministry of Health reported 602 new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total to 26,381.
A further 212,802 cases were recorded, after 4,410 more infections were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
There are 25,700 active cases and 1,972 suspected deaths still waiting for laboratory results.
In today´s daily briefing, Health Promotion head Ricardo Cortés said Mexico City is the entity with the highest number of confirmed cases with 46,610, followed by the State of Mexico with 33,153 and Tabasco with 9,988 cases. While Mexico City is on orange in the epidemiologic traffic light the State or Mexico remains in red, leaving neighboring zones in the Valley of Mexico with a different status.
Cortés said there is 44 percent availability of general hospital beds nationwide, and 39 percent for beds with ventilators.
As of Saturday, June 27
4,410 new cases (from yesterday)
212,802 confirmed cases nationwide
67,099 under investigation
Mexico City staggered reopening
Mexico City’s Historic Center reopening plan will start with a gradual return of trade, however there will be restrictions to prevent further COVID-19 infections, Head of Government Claudia Sheinbaum said. The staggered reopening after the orange traffic light was confirmed goes as follows: Starting on Monday, trade and retail will be allowed. On Tuesday, businesses based in the Historic Center will reopen. On Wednesday hotels and restaurants will resume activities but at 30 percent of their capacity. From July 2, street and established markets will open with restrictions followed by beauty salons, Finally, department stores and shopping centers will reopen at 30 percent of their capacity.
Thirty new pedestrian streets
Mexico City Minister of Mobility Andrés Lajous defined the Historic Center areas where vehicles will be restricted from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 hours starting Monday, as a part of the plans to control traffic in Mexico City’s Historic Center. Over 42 streets will be partially blocked and 30 of them will be pedestrianized. Lajous said Metrobús will continue with its normal operations in the city’s downtown.
Mexico is Eighth in deaths per 100,000 inhabitants by country
Mexico is the eighth country with the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 for every 100,000 inhabitants. Countries with the most deaths in this category are topped by Belgium with 84.9, followed by the United Kingdom (64.9), Spain (60.3), Italy (57.4) and France (44.4). The next in the list are in the American continent, with the US recording 37.2 cases per 100,00 inhabitants and Brazil 25.6, both above Mexico’s 19.2.
Monitoring Herrera contacts
The Ministry of Health reported that it is tracking 60 people who had contact with Finance Minister (SCHP) Arturo Herrera, who announced on Thursday that he tested positive of COVID-19. Other ministers and even President López Obrador are among the people who met Herrera in recent days.
Nuevo León cases rocket
New cases of COVID-19 in Nuevo León increased by 63 percent, from 372 confirmed cases on Friday 26 to 609 cases today, leaving the accumulated total for the state amounts at 9,174 confirmed cases. Secretary of Health Manuel Cavazos said infections rocketed given the recent increased mobility, driven by the reopening of activities in the state.