In a span of six days, Mexico has seen a steep climb in confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) going from 26 at the end of last week to 118 presently.
Mexico’s Health Secretariat released the new figures on Wednesday evening in a streamed news conference. Currently, Mexico has 118 confirmed cases, 314 under review, and 787 cleared.
— SALUD México (@SSalud_mx) March 19, 2020
The new figures show a jump of 25 cases from Tuesday night, when health officials confirmed 93 since the start of the pandemic. The total previously increased by two or three daily until March 13, when figures jumped from 15 to 26 and began increasing between 11 and 29 daily. More are expected to be announced later Thursday.
Mexican health officials are being criticized by news outlets for not taking harsh measures to avoid the spread of the virus. State health departments are taking independent actions like closing beaches, schools, and ordering leave for certain employees.
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