Published On: Thu, Jul 16th, 2020

COVID-19 cases up 693% in Guanajuato

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Coronavirus case numbers have soared in Guanajuato, Durango and Nuevo León since the national social distancing initiative concluded at the end of May, while Sonora, Jalisco and Tamaulipas have seen sharp spikes to their Covid-19 death tolls.

Between June 1 – the date of the commencement of the so-called “new normal” in which coronavirus restrictions applied on a state by state rather than national basis – and July 15, Guanajuato’s coronavirus case tally increased from 1,680 to 13,329, a 693% surge.

The Bajío region state now has the sixth highest total of accumulated cases among Mexico’s 32 states behind only Mexico City, México state, Tabasco, Veracruz and Puebla.

Over the past 1 1/2 months, case numbers in Durango have increased by a similarly alarming 631%, increasing from 400 on June 1 to 2,924 on Wednesday.

The coronavirus epidemic in Nuevo León has also grown by 631% since the beginning of the “new normal,” with case numbers increasing from 1,481 to 10,830. The northern border state has the ninth largest case tally in Mexico.

Active coronavirus case numbers by state as of Wednesday.
Active coronavirus case numbers by state as of Wednesday. MILENIO

For confirmed Covid-19 deaths, Sonora has seen the sharpest increase since June 1. The northern border state had recorded 129 fatalities by the first day of June but by Wednesday its death toll had risen to 1,198, an increase of 829%.

Jalisco’s death toll rose 647% in the same period, increasing to 1,105 from 148. Confirmed Covid-19 deaths in Tamaulipas increased 533% from 101 on June 1 to 639 on July 15.

Across Mexico, confirmed case numbers have risen 250% since the beginning of the “new normal,” increasing from 90,664 to 317,635. Just over 71% of all cases detected in Mexico since the beginning of the pandemic in late February were reported since June 1.

Covid-19 deaths surged by an even higher 272%, increasing to 36,906 on Wednesday from 9,930 a month and a half earlier. Just over 73% of all confirmed Covid-19 fatalities were reported in the period.

And the numbers continue to climb.

The federal Health Ministry reported on Wednesday that it had registered 6,149 new cases and 579 additional Covid-19 deaths.

The daily tally of coronavirus cases and deaths.
The daily tally of coronavirus cases and deaths. Deaths are numbers reported and not necessarily those that occurred each day. MILENIO

Source: MND



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