Mexico became Saturday the 5th country in the world the most bereaved by the COVID-19, ahead of France, with 30 366 deaths, according to an official tally of the mexican ministry of Health.
“As of today, 30 of 366 persons who had been reported as positive to the Covid-19 in the laboratory are dead,” said at a press conference José Luis Alomia, national director of the department of epidemiology of the ministry of Health.
The manager has additionally reported 252 165 confirmed cases of contamination with the novel coronavirus, are 6 914 persons more than on Friday, a record since the outbreak of the epidemic in this country.
Mexico, with 127 million, had already overtaken Spain as the number of deaths last Wednesday and was then the sixth is the most affected country.
On the american continent, which has become the epicenter of the pandemic, Mexico is the third the most affected country after the United States and Brazil.
Since the first case of novel coronavirus has been reported in late February in Mexico, the health authorities of this country have adjusted their estimates of deaths, which amounted originally to 8 500.
At the end of may, Hugo Lopez Gatell, the vice-minister of health in charge of the fight against the pandemic, said in an interview with AFP that if the containment measures were not taken, the number of deaths could rise to about 30 000.
Mexico city, the capital, is the city most affected by the disease. This has not prevented the municipal authorities to initiate the beginning of July, a re-opening partial economic.
The mayor of Mexico city, Claudia Sheinbaum, was warned Friday that some of the shops in the centre had not complied with the strict conditions for the reopening and ordered their closures until Monday.
The shopping centres, which were to reopen on Monday, will have to wait until Wednesday, according to the mayor.