Mexico registered 38 new deaths by COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the third lowest figure for a single day since last June, to reach 293,897 deaths, as well as 1,050 new infections for a total of 3 million 883 thousand 842 infections, reported this Sunday the federal Ministry of Health.
On June 1 and 14, 33 and 37 deaths were reported, respectively.
In Mexico, in the Sunday and Monday reports, the figures decrease due to the processing of information over the weekend.
The country adds 17 consecutive weeks of decline in infections after a third wave that reached its peak between July and August.
Last Tuesday, the government strategist against the pandemic, Hugo López-Gatell, boasted a “substantial” and “sustained” reduction in covid-19 cases and a “lower epidemic intensity” after leaving behind the third wave of contagions.
This, despite the fact that the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer, declared that in the country “there are small signs of a fourth wave.”
Of the number of cases, there are 22,034 active, who have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for 0.5% of the total.
The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals remains at 16% and the use of intensive care beds at 13%.
Regarding deaths, Mexico City, the focus of the pandemic, accumulates about 18% of all deaths nationwide.
As of this Monday and until December 14, 27 of the 32 states of the country will be at an epidemiological risk traffic light in green (low risk of contagion) and five in yellow (medium risk), none in orange (high risk) or red (maximum risk).
Given the recent recognition of omicron As a variant “of concern” by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Mexican health authorities indicated that they are updating genomic surveillance protocols for the intentional search for said variant.
Advance of vaccination against COVID-19
The authorities also indicated that within the vaccination program, which includes all those over 18 years of age, more than 132.3 million doses have been applied, adding 211,396 during the last day.
Up to now, 76.6 million of people over the age of 18 have at least one dose. That is, 85% of the total population of legal age.
Of that total, 85% (64.92 million) has received the complete scheme.
Since the end of December 2020, 174.64 million vaccines have arrived in Mexico from various pharmaceutical companies, such as the American companies Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, the British AstraZeneca, the Russian Sputnik V and the Chinese CanSino and Sinovac.
In recent days, the country has vaccinated minors between the ages of 12 and 17 with comorbidities and recently announced that it will immunize all adolescents between the ages of 15 and 17.