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647,353 Deaths and 16,171,112 Corona Virus Infections, Mostly in the US, Brazil, UK, Mexico, Italy, India, France, Spain, Peru, Iran, and Russia
July 25, 2020
As of July 25, 2020, 22:34 GMT,
World: 16,171,112 Infection Cases, and 647,353 Deaths.
A list of countries with the highest Coronavirus (Covid-19) deaths:
4 Mexico 378,285 infection cases, and 42,645 deaths.
5 Italy 245,864 infection cases, and 35,102 deaths.
6 India 1,385,494 infection cases, and 32,096 deaths.
7 France 180,528 infection cases, and 30,192 deaths.
8 Spain 319,501 infection cases, and 28,432 deaths.
9 Peru 379,884 infection cases, and 18,030 deaths.
10 Iran 288,839 infection cases, and 15,484 deaths.
11 Russia 806,720 infection cases, and 13,192 deaths.
WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 23 July 2020
WHO, 23 July 2020
‘This is about saving lives not playing politics:’ coronavirus czar says he won’t resign
Opposition parties have been calling for his dismissal
Mexico News Daily, on Saturday, July 25, 2020 •
“I am committed to Mexico. I will not resign,” López-Gatell, who has a doctorate in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University, told reporters at the Tabasco airport yesterday, just before his evening coronavirus press conference. “This is not about playing politics, it is about saving lives and protecting people,” he said.
His statements come after politicians from three parties demanded that he be ousted from his position as head of prevention and health promotion and chief strategist for the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We come to do technical work. We are technical officials dedicated to public health, and we come to do that work. The government of Mexico and President López Obrador have made it very clear since this pandemic began that in Mexico health decisions are made with technical and scientific criteria, and that’s our commitment,” he told journalists.
Leaders of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) the Citizens’ Movement (MC) and the National Action Party (PAN) have all asked for his resignation claiming that he has failed at managing the pandemic.
As of Friday, Mexico had registered 378,285 cases of the coronavirus, 7,573 more than on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health.
In addition, 737 people died during that 24-hour period, bringing the death toll to 42,645.
Increased hospital occupancy will leave Mexico City on orange next week
The city will remain at the second-highest level of coronavirus risk
Mexico News Daily, on Friday, July 24, 2020 •
Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Friday that Mexico City will remain at the orange alert level due to a growing demand for hospital beds and fears that there could be a resurgence of coronavirus cases.
The city remains at the second-highest risk level due to the increase in the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients during the last five days, Sheinbaum explained.
“We call on all the inhabitants of Mexico City to protect themselves,” she cautioned, adding that safe distance measures and the use of face masks must continue.
Currently, 2,674 people with the coronavirus in Mexico City are in hospital, and 774 are on ventilators.
If the number of hospitalized patients with coronavirus reaches 5,000 in the Valley of México, the city will revert to the red light, or maximum risk level.
“According to the epidemiological stoplight of the Ministry of Health, if occupancy increases to more than 5,127 beds, we would need to be taking more restrictive measures and have to return to a red light and stay like that for several weeks so that we can drop the level of hospitalization in the city,” Sheinbaum warned.
Not changing the trend of the virus could lead to exponential growth and a return to maximum-risk restrictions by October.
Permitted activities will remain unchanged next week, although businesses in the city’s historic center, where the largest crowds of people have been seen, will close at 5 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. and will be closely monitored for compliance.
As of Friday, officials said, there have been 66,444 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Mexico City and 8,638 deaths. Active cases currently number 4,638.
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