Mexico recorded a new daily record of Covid-19 contaminations on Thursday, with 7,280 new cases in the previous 24 hours, according to figures from the Health Secretariat. According to the latter in his daily point, Mexico has 282,283 positive cases and 33,526 deaths since the first case was registered in the country on February 28. The number of new deaths in the past 24 hours is 730.
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"The risk of contagion remains high, and therefore health measures must be applied to prevent an increase in cases," said José Luis Alomia, director of epidemiology, at his usual daily conference. Despite the one-time single-day contamination record on Thursday, José Luis Alomia said the general trend was downward for positive cases and deaths across the country. "We now have three (epidemiological) weeks , 24, 25 and 26, with a downward trend ," he said.
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Mexico started a gradual reopening of its economy in June, which according to Hugo Lopez-Gatell, Mexican head of the Covid-19 strategy, still carries the risk of increasing cases. Mexico, which has 127 million inhabitants, is the fifth country in terms of coronavirus-related deaths after the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Italy.