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Mayor of Mexico City announces she has COVID-19 for the second time

The Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported during the night of June 15 that she tested positive for COVID-19, the second time she has been infected.

The mayor immediately clarified that she is well in terms of her state of health and she will continue her work remotely.

Additionally, she took the opportunity to send a message of support to those who have been affected by the virus or by any other illness that has reduced their work performance, for which she invited them not to give up.

“I inform you that I tested positive for COVID. I feel good and I keep working remotely, or in other words, you can’t beat someone who doesn’t know how to give up,” the mayor posted to her official Twitter account.

This is the second time that the CDMX Head of Government has tested positive for COVID-19, in October 2020 she became one of the first personalities in Mexican politics to confirm her contagion. At that time, Sheinbaum Pardo published a similar message on her social networks, where she stressed that she was under medical supervision by the Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition.

Claudia Sheinbaum joins the rising number of infections that Mexico and its capital are experiencing, since a couple of hours earlier the same Ministry of Health reported that in the last 24 hours there were 9,452 new infections and 29 deaths in the country.

Mexico City remains the entity with the highest number of active cases in the Mexican Republic, with a total of 14,820; however, it is the second state with the highest rate, since Baja California Sur heads the demarcation with 230 cases per 100,000 inhabitants; while CDMX remains at 170 per 100 thousand people.

The first time that Claudia Sheinbaum tested positive for COVID-19, corresponding to week 43 of 2020, at that time the accumulated number of infections in seven days was 44,012 cases; while the last weekly record provided by the Ministry of Health (SSa) reaches 21,925, corresponding to week 22 of 2022.

This represents a decrease in cases of just over 50% compared to the first contagion of the mayor; however, the positivity rates per test performed are not that far apart.

During week 43 of 2020, the time of Sheinbaum’s first contagion, positivity reached 41%, while currently, the latest record provided by the SSa indicates 33% positivity, a trend that has been on the rise since last month of April.