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In Mexico, only one out of ten people with COVID-19 symptoms are tested. The Federal Statistics only include the public hospital system, coronavirus cases detected in private hospitals and laboratories are not reported by the Federal Government. The government acknowledges that the pandemic is more wide-spread than reported due to a lack of testing available in the country. Mexico remains one of the lowest testing countries in the world. A lack of confirmed cases should not allow tourists or residents to let down their guard. Please wear a mask and social distance.

Coronavirus in Mexico News Updates

The Ministry of Health (SSa) confirmed 145 more deaths from the coronavirus, bringing Mexico’s total death count to 857. There were also 729 new cases of the virus recorded in the past day, bringing the total to 9,501 confirmed cases in Mexico. During the presentation of the technical report on the progress of COVID-19 in...
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US automaker Ford said Tuesday it will produce 100,000 face shields for medical personnel at its Chihuahua plant in northern Mexico, where it typically makes engines. “Ford of Mexico aims to produce 100,000 face shields within the next few days and as needed to increase production in the coming weeks,” the company said in a...
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Puerto Vallarta, like the whole country, is going through difficult times and more complicated days are ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is necessary for people to be disciplined, take care of themselves, protect themselves and follow the indicated protocols to overcome this health emergency, emphasized Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña. During the weekly...
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Mexico has entered its most serious stage in the spread of the coronavirus, which the government calls “Phase 3,” as the spread of the virus is intensifying, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Tuesday. Mexico has registered 712 coronavirus deaths and 8,772 infections, with 511 new cases reported on Monday. Lopez-Gatell said it was...
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Health authorities in Mexico reported on Monday that there are 712 deaths from the coronavirus epidemic in the country. In addition, 8,772 confirmed COVID-19 cases have accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic. This means that 511 new positives and 26 fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours. After the highest peak of infection...
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The Jalisco Department of Transportation warned that all public transportation routes that take passengers without masks will be sanctioned. The order, which is mandatory, is for all public transport: Macrobus, Light Rail, SiTren, taxis, transport network companies. Also public transportation and taxis from Puerto Vallarta, Zapotlán El Grande and Tepatitlán. Without exception, all users must...
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During the evening press conference on Sunday, April 19, the Ministry of Health ( SSa ) confirmed that in Mexico there are already 686 deaths from coronavirus, as well as 8,261 confirmed cases. This is 36 deaths and 764 new cases in the last 24-hours. The Ministry of Health reported during its conference that the...
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The Governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, announced this Sunday that social isolation measures will be mandatory throughout the state and if they are not followed there will be sanctions. “Today I call the people of Jalisco to act responsibly, to stay at home, to fulfill their civic obligation. The message is clear, for the good...
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The world is practically confined. The premise for keeping billions of people at home is that this stops the spread of a virus whose mortality is between 1% and 3%, according to studies by the World Health Organization. In the United States, for example, the decision to close everything was based on models that indicated...
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The Ministry of Health reported 104 new deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, this is Mexico’s deadliest day from COVID-19, now totaling 650 deaths. The deadliest day had been reported on April 14 with 74 deaths. Currently, Mexico has a mortality rate of 8.7%, compared to the worldwide average of 6.8%. The high level of deaths...
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One of the measures that world governments have adopted to try to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, facing phase 3 of the pandemic, is the mandatory use of face masks. Jalisco has decided to adopt the same policies in the capital city of Guadalajara. The Council of Industrial Chambers of Jalisco (CCIJ) reported that the...
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A medical intern from the Ixtapa II Health Center, located in Puerto Vallarta, tested positive for coronavirus forcing the health center to close. All 24 employees at the clinic are isolated and awaiting COVID-19 test results. Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) personnel, with support from the Vallarta City Council, intervened in the situation with the closure...
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Mexican health officials reported on Friday 578 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 60 new deaths, bringing the country’s total to 6,875 cases and 546 deaths. Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Thursday the country might have nearly 56,000 people infected with the fast-spreading coronavirus. Citing government models, Lopez-Gatell has said many who...
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The recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation to use cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19 has generated numerous how-to articles and videos. As academics who focus on personal protective equipment (PPE) research and development, we are concerned about the lack of information about two critical features of home mask...
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Mexico is the country in Latin America with the lowest package of resources allocated by the Government to lessen the economic impact of the pandemic, according to data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Belize and Mexico are the bottom two economies with the lowest percentage of investment for the pandemic, with amounts less than...
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