Coronavirus Cases in Mexico Nearing 1000 Total

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 13: A passenger wearing a protective mask checks a phone after arriving at Mexico City airport on March 13, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexican peso, crude oil price and Mexican stock market have been plunging considerably after WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on Wednesday …
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Mexican health officials revealed that over the weekend, they saw a spike of 276 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for a total of 993 infected since the start of the pandemic. Two governors and a congresswoman are also patients.

On Friday night, Mexican health officials previously confirmed a total of 717 cases and 12 fatalities. By Saturday night, that figure rose to 848 and 16 deaths, however by Sunday night, the latest count was 993 cases with 20 fatalities. Officials release new figures on a nightly basis through streamed news conferences.

On Saturday night, Hidalgo Governor Omar Fayad announced he tested positive and was going self-quarantine. The announcement caused broader commotion since the politician met with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on March 18. On Sunday morning, Tabasco Governor Adan Augusto Lopez also announced he tested positive and was going into seclusion.

On Sunday evening, Congresswoman Maria de Jesus Rosete Sanchez from the Parliamentary Social Encounter Party (PES) announced she also tested positive. The politician attended the most recent legislative session in Mexico City on March 18 and 19, plus a press event on March 25.

Mexico’s Undersecretary of Health is begging the public to stay indoors in order to slow down the rise of new cases, Breitbart Texas reported.

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Tony Aranda from Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project contributed to this report

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