2 months after first coronavirus case was detected, there are now 16,752
There were 1,223 new cases yesterday, the second highest single-day increase recorded
Two months after the first case of Covid-19 was detected in Mexico, the total number of confirmed cases rose to 16,752 on Tuesday and the death toll increased to 1,569.
The federal Health Ministry reported 1,223 additional cases of the infectious disease and 135 new deaths. The former figure represents the second highest single-day increase in case numbers since health officials announced the first two on February 28.
Since the government declared the commencement of phase three of the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday last week, confirmed cases have increased 91% from 8,772 to 16,752.
Almost 4,500 Covid-19 cases have now been detected in Mexico City, more than 2,700 people have tested positive in neighboring México state and nearly 1,400 cases have been confirmed in Baja California. At the other end of the scale are Colima, Durango and Nayarit, which have reported just 26, 56 and 67 cases, respectively.
Almost half of all municipalities across the country – 1,164 of 2,458 – have not yet reported a single Covid-19 case.
Continue reading on Mexico News Daily.