34,191 Deaths, 289,174 Positive CasesBy Ricardo Guzman | Fri, 07/10/2020 - 22:09
The Ministry of Health reported a daily increase of 665 deaths and 6,891 new cases, bring total deaths from COVID-19 to 34,191 and total positive cases to 289,174, of which 29,627 are active. These are among the highest figures reported since the beginning of the pandemic.
During today’s briefing Deputy Minister of Health Hugo López-Gatell said of the confirmed cases 52.84 percent are women and 47.16 are men. Likewise, 13.38 percent are hospitalized and 86.62 percent are self-caring. Over 344,283 patients have tested negative and 177,097 have recovered from the virus.
López-Gatell announced the release of the new epidemiological traffic light which would apply from next Monday until Sunday will be postponed, since the information sent to be evaluated is not consistent in all states.
Worldwide there are near 12.5 million confirmed cases and some 560,000 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
As of Friday, July 10
6,891 new cases (from yesterday)
289,174 confirmed cases nationwide
81,838 under investigation
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PAHO and WHO to apply new tool in Mexico
The WHO and the PAHO are working with state authorities and the federal government on how to correctly complete death certificates and applying a new tool to measure deaths by COVID-19 in the country. “We are responding to a request from federal and some state authorities that are asking for support, including Mexico City,” PAHO International emergencies consultant Jean-Marc Gabastou said. He estimated that so far over 500 deaths might have not been recorded as caused by COVID-19 in Mexico.
Border wall prevent infections, Trump says
The US would be flooded by the new COVID-19 virus if it were not for the border wall, US President Donald Trump said. His remarks come two days after Trump met with his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who today thanked the US President for not having addressed the border wall issue during their meeting in Washington. “The wall is going very well. Especially with COVID-19 we were lucky that the wall was there or we would have been flooded, because they do have a lot of problems,” Trump said referring to Mexico.
Mexico City remains in orange
Mexico City will remain at orange in the traffic light from July 13 to 19 abiding the same rules in the past weeks, Head of Government Claudia Sheinbaum said. The country's capital city will record the third straight week in orange, just one step away from the red light. “The number of hospitalized patients in the city continues to decrease, slowly, but is decreasing,” Sheinbaum said.
Virus unlikely to be eliminated
In the current situation it is unlikely that the COVID-19 virus could be eliminated, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. “You have to be prepared to move forward and backward in the reopening of countries and accept the fact that in our current situation it is highly unlikely that we can eradicate or eliminate the virus,” said WHO’s Chief of Emergencies Mike Ryan.
PAHO’s warning on Mexico
The PAHO warned that Mexico is facing an “extremely complex” situation due to the increase of COVID-19 infections and deaths. As activities have resumed, there is confusion among the population regarding social distancing measures said the regional health agency's representative in Mexico Cristian Morales.
INEGI’s head tests positive
INEGI’s head Julio Santaella tested positive for COVID-19, the official confirmed. “At the moment I feel very good. I will remain isolated and under strict medical supervision, attending INEGI from the distance,” he reported on his Twitter account.