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XINHUA

Mexico has seen a “sustained decline” in the number of infections and deaths caused by the novel coronavirus over the course of the past six weeks, the country’s covid.19 czar, Hugo López-Gatell said Tuesday, Aug. 18.

“The trend is clear. Some indicators … show that consistently, in most of the country, the number of daily cases is decreasing and the number of deaths,” Lopez-Gatell said.

“Similarly, hospitals are gradually less occupied, to the extent that the number of sick people who need hospitalization and are admitted daily is already less than the number of people who recover.”

According to Mexican government statistics, an average of eight out of 10 people hospitalized with covid.19 recover and return home.

Mexico has one of the world’s largest outbreaks, reporting a total of 531,239 confirmed cases of infection and 57,774 deaths from the disease as of Tuesday, Aug. 18.

…Aug. 19, 2020

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