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Virus peak predicted soon in Juarez; death toll grows by 10, cases by 25

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CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- The medical director for the northern zone of Mexico predicted Tuesday that the state of Chihuahua and the city of Juarez will see their highest peak of the coronavirus epidemic in about a week.

That word came as the number of virus deaths in Juárez jumped by ten and cases rose by 25.

Arturo Valenzuela Zorrilla said his projection is based on the latest modeling he's seen and urged people to "not neglect prevention measures" or the state could run the risk of adding further to the caseload.

Across the state of Chihuahua on Tuesday, there were 154 total deaths as of Tuesday, with 123 of those in Juárez and 24 to the city of Chihuahua - which officials noted has become a hot-spot in recent days.

There were 859 confirmed virus cases statewide, of which 532 were in Juárez and 255 were in the city of Chihuahua.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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