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Mexican coronavirus tally rises to 118, one reported death

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mexico rose on Wednesday to 118 from 93 a day earlier, the Mexican health ministry said.

There are currently 315 suspected cases currently waiting test confirmations.

“Of the cases, 59 percent have been male and 9 percent have required hospitalization, not necessarily because of presenting a serious illness,” said the health ministry.

These numbers do not include the report on what is the first death of a person due to the infection, which was confirmed to La Jornada by health cabinet sources.

The victim is a 41-year-old man with no history of travel to any of the places where the virus circulates. He was hospitalized at the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER) in Mexico City.

In addition, there is another person admitted to a private hospital, also a 41-year-old male, with Covid-19, intubated and in intensive care. He also has no travel history and attended the Vive Latino Festival, the largest music festival in Mexico that brought tens of thousands of music lovers together in the midst of a pandemic, but the festival continued.

Coronavirus paralyze Mexicans

The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancellation of various entertainment, sports, and religious events, as well as the suspension of classes and the implementation of the home office mode in various Mexican companies.

Undersecretary of Health in the Federal Government, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, warned last Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic will last in Mexico for at least 12 weeks, as that was the period that led to China, the country where the virus emerged. Being able to control infections, however, may take longer.

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