López-Gatell Warns Flu Could Match COVID-19By Ricardo Guzman | Wed, 08/12/2020 - 21:28
The Ministry of Health reported 5,858 more COVID-19 cases than yesterday, raising the total number of infections to 498,380. Over 737 deaths in the last 24 hours brought the accumulated total to 54,666.
Director of Epidemiology José Luis Alomía pointed out that there are 83,473 suspected cases still waiting for laboratory results and that 42,530 cases have been registered in the last 14 days, which is 8 percent of the accumulated total.
In today’s briefing Deputy Minister of Health Hugo López-Gatell acknowledged that the flu season will be from October to March or April 2021, so he expects that the COVID-19 outbreak can increase its transmission in winter. “This would represent a significant challenge for the health system, since there would be two similar respiratory diseases that could lead to many people hospitalized,” he said.
As of Wednesday, August 12
5,858 new cases (from yesterday)
498,380 confirmed cases nationwide
83,743 under investigation
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