COVID-19: Mexico reports 99 new deaths

The Ministry of Health reported this Sunday 99 new deaths by COVID-19 in Mexico for a total of 292,471 since the beginning of the pandemic, in addition to other thousand 225 cases to reach 3 million 863 thousand 362 detected.

The week opened with a 17% reduction in the number of cases compared to the previous week, according to the daily technical statement of the Federal Secretariat.

The country has spun 16 consecutive weeks of decline in infections after a third wave that reached its peak between July and August. Even so, the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer, acknowledged this weekend that “there are small signs of a fourth wave.”

There are 19 thousand 654 are active cases, which have presented symptoms during the last 14 days, and account for 0.5% of the total.

In addition, since the beginning of the pandemic, 3 million 224 thousand 604 people have been recovered.

The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals remained for the second consecutive day at 17% and that of intensive care beds at 14%.

Mexico remains the fourth country with the most deaths from COVID-19, behind the United States, Brazil and India, and the fifteenth in number of confirmed infections, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.

Advance of vaccination against COVID-19

The vaccination program against COVID-19 accumulates more than 130.9 million doses applied throughout the country, adding 185 thousand 842 during the last day.

Currently 75.8 million people have at least one dose and almost 64.25 million have completed the vaccination scheme, that is to say just over half of its 126 million inhabitants.

The Mexican government announced last Tuesday that it will vaccinate adolescents between 15 and 17 years old even if they do not have comorbidities, after months of resisting inoculating minors in a generalized way.

Since the end of December 2020, more than 167.9 million doses of the American vaccines from Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, Britain’s AstraZeneca, Russia’s Sputnik V, and China’s CanSino and Sinovac have arrived in Mexico.



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