A CoronaVirus (COVID-19) resource for the Lake Chapala area



Mexico is one of the countries that has documented lower numbers of COVID-19 infections compared to China, Italy, or the United States, although it is worth mentioning that Mexico has tested less than 90,000 people since February while other countries are testing over 100,000 people daily.

Although a possible decrease in transmission rates was forecast for the end of May for Mexico, it is likely that a second wave of the disease will return to Mexico in October.

Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, assured that several cities in the country “can already see the light at the end of the tunnel”, yet there is a risk of having a second battle against the disease in October 2020.

Undersecretary assured that it is not possible to think about a total eradication of the virus, since all the countries around the world are going to have some risk of having a reinfection, as happens with seasonal influenza, according to the data he gave to the news agency Reuters.

“(Seasonal) influenza is going to return in October and is going to go away in March. This is definitely going to happen. What we do not know – and it is probable – is that, along with influenza, the second wave of COVID-19 could come,” he said.

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