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53,003 Deaths, 485,863 Positives Cases

By Ricardo Guzman | Mon, 08/10/2020 - 20:52

The Ministry of Health reported 705 deaths in the last 24 hours from COVID-19 siring the death toll to 53,003. A further 5,558 infections from yesterday were confirmed increasing the national total to 485,863 positive cases of which 39,674 are estimated active, or with symptoms of the virus in the last 14 days.

During today’s briefing director of epidemiology José Luis Alomía said there are 79,213 suspected cases still waiting for laboratory results. Of the 1 million 97,000 tests applied, 532,028 were negative and 327,993 patients have been recovered.

Alomía said that a decline in the epidemic has been reported, and that in some states decreases are reported in straight weeks.

General hospital bed occupancy is at 41 percent while ICU beds saturation reaches 36 percent.

The number cases globally passed the 20 million mark today and the death toll is nearing 750,000, according to John Hopkins University (JHU) data.

 

As of Monday, August 10

5,558 new cases (from yesterday)

485,836 confirmed cases nationwide

79,213   under investigation

53,003   deaths

 

Impact on markets (19.30 hrs)

US Dollar              MX$22.48            (0.38%)

BMV IPC               38,289.77             (0.75%)

Dow Jones          27,791.44             (1.30%)

 

 

Claudia Sheinbaum isolated

Mexico City Head of Government Claudia Sheinbaum will be isolated and under observation after Secretary of Government José Alfonso Suárez del Real tested positive for COVID-19. “In accordance with protocols I will stay at home for the next few days until I re-apply the test. I am in perfect condition and attending everything remotely,” Sheinbaum said on her Twitter account. Suárez del Real reported earlier today that he tested positive and was also isolated and leading all his duties from his house.

 

COPARMEX warns on USMCA laws

Energy investments are protected by the USMCA trade treaty, so if the Mexican government tries to change the rules for US or Canadian companies will file lawsuits against Mexico, COPARMEX head Gustavo de Hoyos has warned. The employers' organization leader questioned that just when is needed to show confidence for investments President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is tempering the autonomy of the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH), to favor PEMEX and CFE.

 

Mexico has not yet flattened the curve

Mexico has not yet flattened the COVID-19 infections and deaths curve and the epidemic is at its peak, WHO and PAHO representative in Mexico has warned. “We are experiencing one of the most complex and dangerous moments of the epidemic, where several states are either on top, or just started to descend but are still very close to the top” Cristian Morales said.

 

State of Mexico hospitalizations down

71 days after the new normal started the State of Mexico maintains a downward trend in hospital occupancy for COVID-19 patients, currently registering an average of 41 percent in general beds and 38 percent in ICU beds. Compared with data from July 9, the entity reports a decrease from 55 to 41 percent.

 

Sharp infection increase among US children

The American Academy of Pediatrics reported a 40 percent increase in COVID-19 infections among children, after 97,000 cases were reported in last two weeks. Between July 16 and 30 cases among minors rose from 241,904 to 338,982 across the US, where the federal government is still pushing for resume the school year with on-site classes.

 

New Zealand reports 100 days with no cases

After New Zealand celebrated 100 days without new cases of COVID-19, after registering the last communitarian infection on May 1, authorities warned not to relax measures. “Achieving 100 days without contagion in the population is an important step. However, as we all know, we cannot afford the slightest negligence,” the local Health Director Ashley Bloomfield warned on the milestone reported during the weekend.

 

Ricardo Guzman Ricardo Guzman Editor