Mexico remains phase 1, despite local contagions
According to WHO's 63rd status report, the country has not only imported cases, but a local transmission already exists, so it should be in phase 2
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported yesterday that Mexico is in the local transmission stage of Coronavirus Covid-19. However, at a press conference in the afternoon, Dr. Hugo López Gatell, undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, ruled out the country being already in stage two of the three contemplated.
According to WHO's 63rd status report, Mexico has not only imported cases, but local transmission already exists.
Information disseminated by WHO is cut at 10:00 a.m. in central Europe, 15:00 hours in central Mexico.
According to this report, reported by the Mexican authorities to WHO, the number of confirmed cases was 251 and two deaths.
The transmission classification in Mexico is already established as "local transmission". In its Report on the Eve, WHO had Mexico as a type of transmission "only with imported cases".
During the 19:00 conference from The National Palace, López-Gatell updated the contagions to 367, and four dead.
In five of the 367 cases confirmed by Covid-19,the SSA found that no identifiable import history could be found.
"This is a very early but characteristic signal from Phase 2," Lopez-Gatell said, although he said that the country does not yet enter that scenario, even though he has already taken characteristic Phase 2 actions, such as class suspension.
It further stated that the WHO report catalogues only two types of contagion, imported and local.
He said it wasn't a question of a number changing the scenario, but that the phase change was somewhat gradual.
Google translation from Informador.