6,995 New Cases Set New Daily RecordBy Ricardo Guzman | Wed, 07/08/2020 - 21:30
The Ministry of Health reported 782 new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total to 32,796. According to the daily report, Mexico recorded its highest increase in positive cases in one single day with 6,995 new confirmations, bringing the national total to 275,003 since the pandemic started.
During today’s briefing Director of Epidemiology José Luis Alomía reported that the occupancy of general beds at the national level is 46 percent. Tabasco registers 86 percent occupancy, he said. ICU beds occupation in the whole country is at 37 percent.
Deputy Minister of Health Hugo López-Gatell said the epidemic in Mexico is slowing down and highlighted that resuming activities has not been reflected in a resurgence of the virus, although there is a risk that it will happen as it has in other countries. “The epidemic in Mexico is slowing down,” he said and confirmed that in Mexico City the pandemic has been on the decline for two weeks.
As of Wednesday, July 8
6,995 new cases (from yesterday)
275,003 confirmed cases nationwide
80,893 under investigation
Impact on markets (19.30 hrs)
US Dollar MX$22.74 (0.29%)
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