Mexico reported 182 new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, to reach 294,428 deaths, and three thousand 345 new infections, for a total of three million 891 thousand 218 infections, as reported this Wednesday by the Ministry of Health.
With these figures, Mexico remains the fourth country with the most deaths from the virus, behind the United States, Brazil and India, and 15th in number of confirmed infections, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.
Of the number of confirmed cases, there are 21,229 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 stands at 17% and the use of intensive care beds at 14%.
Given the recent recognition of omicron as a variant “of concern” by the World Health Organization (WHO), authorities indicated that they are updating genomic surveillance protocols for the intentional search for said variant.
The Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, took “for granted” that omicron will reach Mexico and the rest of the countries of the world, but considered that the effectiveness of the vaccines “is still valid.”
The authorities also indicated that within the vaccination program, which includes all those over 18 years of age, more than 132.8 million doses have been applied, adding 204,091 during the last day.
So far, 77 million 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% (65.09 million) have received the complete scheme.