Mexico City and State of Mexico Top Active CasesBy Ricardo Guzman | Sun, 06/28/2020 - 21:43
The Ministry of Health reported there are 26,648 deaths from COVID-19 and 216,852 accumulated cases, of which 25,558 are active after starting with symptoms in the last 14 days.
There was an increase of 267 deaths while positive cases rose to 4,050 Deputy Minister of Health Hugo López-Gatell detailed in today’s briefing. There are further 64,143 cases still under investigation.
Mexico City, State of Mexico and Puebla are the states that top the list of positive cases reported in the last two weeks López-Gatell said, highlighting that these active cases represent the highest threat, since they can transmit the virus. On the other hand, Chihuahua, Colima, Zacatecas and Quintana Roo are the entities with the least active cases.
As of Sunday, June 28
4,410 new cases (from yesterday)
216,852 confirmed cases nationwide
64,143 under investigation
AMLO rules out recession
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ruled out a recession due to the COVID-19 crisis, since he insisted the economic recovery of Mexico will be in the shape of a “V” letter, which implies a sudden drop followed by a rapid rise. “Some analysts think is not going to be a ‘V’, but an ‘L’, which is falling and staying at the bottom, with an economic recession. Fortunately, this won’t happen,” he said in a video message. López Obrador said that, according to preliminary data he has, 70,000 formal jobs have been lost in June. He said that no further jobs will be lost due to the pandemic in July.
Over 10 million cases worldwide
The number of COVID-19 deaths worldwide passed the 500,000 mark today, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) account. Contagions also passed through the 10 million barrier. The US, which is experiencing major outbreaks in southern states such as Florida and Texas, remains the country with the highest number of cases with more than 2.5 million and over 126,000 deaths.
Graciela Marques tests negative
After being in contact with Finance Minister (SHCP) Arturo Herrera, who tested positive for COVID-19, Minister of Economy (SE) Graciela Márquez reported her results were negative. Via her Twitter account, Márquez said that she will continue following all recommendations to avoid contagions.
Bonus or unionized IMSS workers
IMSS reported that a COVID-19 bonus worth MX$871 million has been allocated for workers affiliated to the Social Security Union (SNTSS). IMSS head Zoé Robledo said SNTSS workers are facing the greatest professional challenge in their entire history, so they deserve the special bonus.
Putin tests himself on a regular basis
Russian President Vladimir Putin undergoes COVID-19 tests once every three to four days, according to an interview with Russian public television. Putin said there is no reason to think of an artificial origin of the virus, and called on countries to join efforts to face the epidemic, instead of speculating on its origins.