Mexico recorded 473 deaths and 3,805 cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 27,121 and the number of infected to 220,657 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 1.8% increase in confirmed cases accumulated in Mexico to date marked “a new low point of growth” in one day, guaranteed by the director of Epidemiology of the Mexican Government, José Luis Alomía on Monday.
Mexican health authorities have also indicated that 2,055 deaths are considered suspicious, pending laboratory tests to confirm the cause of death.
People recovered from covid-19 in the country total 131,264, which represents 59% of confirmed cases, explained Alomía, who also specified that 55% of confirmed cases and 66% of deaths correspond to male patients.
Between March and May, Mexico experienced a phase of mobility restrictions and suspension of non-essential activities and, in June, it entered a period of partial lifting of the imposed limitations that resulted in the adoption of an epidemiological 'traffic light'.
Since Monday, 14 Mexican states have remained at a maximum risk level marked by the color red.
At the maximum risk level, hotels are allowed to occupy a maximum occupancy of 25%, restaurants can offer take-out food, hairdressers only provide home delivery, parks and squares at 25% and supermarkets open with 50% occupancy and one person per family.
At high risk orange traffic lights, hotels can operate at 50% occupancy, restaurants can open at 50% capacity, as well as hairdressers, preferably with reservations, parks and plazas at 50% and supermarkets at 75% and one person per family.
The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 502,000 deaths and infected more than 10.20 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the France-Presse news agency (AFP).
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.
After Europe succeeded China as the center of the pandemic in February, the American continent is now the one with the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.
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