Coronavirus : critical situation in the United States, heavy toll in Mexico - The Point

The epidemic of coronavirus is still touching the full force of the North America. The balance sheet of the pandemic of sars coronavirus in Mexico has exceeded

Coronavirus : critical situation in the United States, heavy toll in Mexico - The Point

The epidemic of coronavirus is still touching the full force of the North America. The balance sheet of the pandemic of sars coronavirus in Mexico has exceeded 40,000 people, was announced Tuesday by the mexican secretariat of Health. "Deaths : 40 400," points out the point of the secretariat's daily Health on the evolution of the disease, which indicates that 915 new deaths have been recorded over the past 24 hours. The first case of contamination in Mexico had been detected on the 28th of February.

Mexico, with 127 million inhabitants, has the second largest number of deaths in Latin America, after Brazil, which has 80 000 dead. It is situated at 4th rank of all the countries in the world in number of deaths related to the Covid-19 behind the United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom. This week, the president Manuel Lopez Obrador has promised to improve the standards of health in the country to help combat the threat of the virus. The mexican capital was the epicentre of the virus. On Tuesday, she recorded 64 431 confirmed cases and 8 354 deaths combined.

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north of the border, the United States has, for the eighth day in a row, recorded over 60 000 new cases of contamination coronavirus in the space of 24 hours, according to the count Tuesday at 20: 30 (local time) from Johns Hopkins university. The 68 524 new infections are seen on a day relate to more than 3.89 million the total number of positive cases in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, which appeared in December in China before spreading into the rest of the world. The Covid-19 has also caused the death of 961 people in the last 24 hours, for a total of 141 883 deaths, according to the university based in Baltimore, whose balance sheets are reference.

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By far the most affected country in the world in absolute terms, the United States, after having experienced an improvement towards the end of the spring, see them for several weeks, the epidemic is starting to increase again, particularly in the south and west of the country. "This will probably, unfortunately, get worse before they get better ", said on Tuesday Donald Trump at the White House during his first press conference since April on the health crisis. The us president has for the first time clearly recommended wearing a mask " when the detachment physics is not possible ". "That you like the masks or not, they have an impact ", he pleaded, even going so far as to " beg "youth to avoid" crowded bars ".

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 02:33

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