CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- It was a deadly month of May from coronavirus in the city of Juarez, Chihuahua state health officials noted Monday.
As it enters June, Juarez has tallied 266 deaths and 1,263 cases to date.
The city is responsible for the majority of infections and fatalities in the state, which totaled 331 deaths and 2,252 cases as of Monday.
Chihuahua Gov. Javier Corral cautioned that while the state will be moving into what he called the "economic reactivation stage," things will be done very gradually because a serious virus threat continues to exist in northern Mexico.
“This is not the time to go out on the street. We need to gradually recover our activity. It cannot be hit and miss, because we can get into a bigger problem than we have faced, "he said.