COVID-19 Live Updates: Confirmed coronavirus cases in Mexico

05/07/2020
|
19:24
|
EL UNIVERSAL in English/Gretel Morales
COVID-19 Live Updates: Confirmed coronavirus cases in Mexico
The COVID-19 can be prevented through basic hygiene - Photo: Alfredo Estrella/AFP

COVID-19 Live Updates: Confirmed coronavirus cases in Mexico

05/07/2020
19:24
EL UNIVERSAL in English/Gretel Morales
Mexico City
-A +A
Mexico's contingency plan against COVID-19 includes three key phases

Mexican authorities hold news conferences every day to provide updates on the number of suspected and confirmed  COVID-19 cases in the country. Some of the authorities in charge of the conferences are Dr. Hugo López Gatell, the Vice Minister of Prevention and Health Promotion, and Dr. José Luis Alomía Zegarra, the general director of Epidemiology.

Recommended: Mexico's new data dashboard breaks down COVID-19 cases throughout the country

On July 5, health authorities confirmed 256,848 COVID-19 cases and 30,639 deaths in Mexico.

Recommended: Mexico City’s new app will help you find the nearest hospital in case you contract COVID-19

Protect yourself from COVID-19

The World Health Organization has issued several recommendations to protect yourself:

1. Wash your hands frequently: Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash them with soap and water.

2. Maintain social distancing: Maintain at least 1-meter distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

3. Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth: Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth and then enter the body.

4. Respiratory hygiene: Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.

5. Medical attention: Seek medical attention early if you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Stay home if you feel sick.

Recommended: Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases Mapped

Who is Dr. Hugo López Gatell?

He is a Medical Specialist in Internal Medicine and holds a Master in Medical Sciences and Doctor in Epidemiology.

He has extensive experience in academy and public service. Dr. López Gatell has served as general director of Epidemiology and National Focal Point for International Health Regulations, as well as Director of Innovation in Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control of the Research Center on Infectious Diseases (CISEI), and Director of National Health Surveys, at the National Institute of Public Health.

Furthermore, he was a research assistant in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), located in the U.S.

gm
 

Mantente al día con el boletín de El Universal