Mexico is registering a rebound in covid-19 infections in six of its 32 states after 20 weeks of a national downward trend, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo López-Gatell said on Tuesday, June 15.
Yucatán and Quintana Roo have a “very substantial” increase in covid cases, followed by Baja California, Campeche, Sinaloa and Veracruz, according to the official.
“We will be working with these six states, where our collaboration with state governments is very good,” Lopez-Gatell, who has acted as Mexico’s official spokesperson for the pandemic, said during a press conference.
He called on Mexicans to seek medical attention as soon as suspected covid-19 symptoms arise, as there is no overcrowding in pandemic-oriented hospitals at the moment, he said.
As of Wednesday, June 16, Mexico had registered 2,459,601 confirmed covid-19 cases and 230,429 deaths, although unofficial figures are believed to be much higher.