27,121 deaths, 220,657 Confirmed CasesBy Ricardo Guzman | Mon, 06/29/2020 - 20:55
The Ministry of Health reported that 27,121 people in total have now died from COVID-19 after 473 new deaths were added in today’s report. Total infections rose to 220,657 after 3,805 cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. Of the accumulated positive cases, 23,389 are active director of Epidemiology José Luis Alomía said. The states reporting the most recent cases are Mexico City, State of Mexico, Puebla, Guanajuato and Tabasco.
The official reminded the conference that the states in orange traffic light are Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Coahuila, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacan, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan and Zacatecas. The rest of the country is on red.
As of Monday, June 29
3,805 new cases (from yesterday)
220,657 confirmed cases nationwide
66,910 under investigation
Impact on markets (19.30 hrs)
US Dollar MX$23.10 (0.57%)
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Mexico to test experimental vaccine
Mexico is in talks with China's government and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to test an experimental vaccine against COVID-19, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (SRE) Martha Delgado said. In an interview with Reuters, the official noted that Mexico is in talks to collaborate with different countries and laboratories working on experimental vaccines. “We had conversations with the University of Oxford and also directly with AstraZeneca,” Delgado said.
Gradual recovery has started, says Yorio
The country has already started with the economic recovery, Deputy Minister of Finance (SHCP) Gabriel Yorio said. “When the contingency started, we designed various packages of measures that depended on different recovery scenarios. A gradual recovery has already started as long as all productive sectors and states reopen activities,” he said in a virtual briefing.
Hotel chains predict full reopening in 2021
The National Association of Hotel Chains (ANCH) anticipated that it will be until January of next year when all of its units will be open, the office head Luis Barrios said. “We are seeing a slow recovery which will not be even throughout the country,” he said and explained some areas in the country will see a greater benefit since they already started lowering on the infection curve.
Mexico capable to develop vaccine
Minister of Health (SSA) Jorge Alcocer said Mexico has the scientific and technological capacity to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. “Mexico has the scientific and technological capacity to promote the development of biomedical, pharmacological, genomics and proteomic research,” he said.
Dollar starts week at MX$23.11
The Mexican peso ended the first day of the week with losses. The exchange rate closed at MX$23.11 units per dollar, against the MX$22.98 recorded last Friday, Banxico has reported. The growing cases of COVID-19 infections and deaths in the US and Brazil are still affecting markets according to analysts.