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Covid cases soar due to new classification methodology

Mexico’s Health Ministry (Ssa) has modified the way in which it classifies Covid-19 cases in the country, determining that symptomatic close contacts of lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases are positive without tests.


pg1aUntil October 4, the guideline to publish the number of cases and deaths was only through “confirmatory evidence,” i.e. a positive test result.

In order to have “a better approach to the pandemic in Mexico,” the Ssa says this criterion has now changed to include cases confirmed by epidemiological association.

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