Mexico Sets Daily Record: 6,914 New CasesBy Ricardo Guzman | Sat, 07/04/2020 - 22:27
The Ministry of Health reported 523 new deaths from COVID-19 bringing the total to 30,366 accumulated nationwide. There are a further 252,165 confirmed cases after 6,914 more were reported than yesterday, recording the highest number since the start of the pandemic and the second record in three days.
During today’s briefing Director of Epidemiology José Luis Alomía said 634,991 people have been studied so far, of which 308,439 were negative.
After today’s results, Mexico has the country with the fifth highest number of deaths in the world now surpassing France, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU) data. The US is on top with 129,654 deaths followed by Brazil with 63,174 cases, placing the American continent as the biggest contagion spot today. The UK’s 44,283 cases and Italy with 34,854 cases complete the four countries above Mexico.
As of Saturday, July 4
6,914 new cases (from yesterday)
252,165 confirmed cases nationwide
74,387 under investigation
212,326 new infections set record
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record increase of global COVID-19 cases with 212,326 new infections accumulated in 24 hours, a major increase compared to the previous record of 189,077 cases reported on June 28. The fastest rate of infections is reported in the US, Brazil and India according to an agency's report. The number of deaths worldwide nears 5,000 per day while the global accumulated cases passed 11 million, marking another milestone for the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months.
Decorum and dignity in US visit
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that on his next visit to the US next week, his first trip abroad as president, he will assert the great strength of Mexico. “I am representing you as you deserve to be, with decorum and a lot of dignity, asserting the strength of our great nation, Mexico,” he said in a video posted on his Twitter account. López Obrador congratulated the people and the government of the US for the celebration of their Independence Day. Next Wednesday he is expected to meet with US President Donald Trump as the USMCA trade treaty enters into force.
Joint effort for repatriation
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) reported that 3,325 people from Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Ecuador and Peru were repatriated in a joint operation between governments and supported by Mundo travel agency and Aeroméxico.
Temporary check points in the border
Mexican authorities will install health checkpoints at various border entry points, given concerns that increasing border crossings could spread the virus after US Independence Day celebrations. Mexican consulates in the US issued a warning last week about measures effective until tomorrow.