Death Count Nears 50,000 After 829 New DeceasedBy Ricardo Guzman | Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:13
The Ministry of Health reported that 49,698 people have died due to COVID-19 in Mexico so far after 829 more deaths were confirmed in the last 24 hours. A further 6,139 new cases brought the national total to 456,100, of which 44,636 are thought to be active or with symptoms of in the last 14 days.
In today’s briefing, Deputy Minister of Health Hugo López-Gatell asked the people not to relax their personal prevention measures. “Nine states have a three-week decline and 16 states have reached stability, or no change in daily cases”, he noted.
Confirmed cases worldwide rose over 18.8 million and deaths broke the 700,000 barrier, according to World Health Organization (WHO) data.
As of Wednesday, August 5
6,139 new cases (from yesterday)
456,100 confirmed cases nationwide
85,845 under investigation
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