Mexico reports 10,037 new cases, the highest number in three months

Mexico registered this Friday 10 thousand 037 new infections of COVID-19 for a total of 3 million 979 thousand 723, as well as 143 deaths by COVID-19 to reach 299 thousand 428 total deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, reported the federal Ministry of Health.

The 10,037 cases represent the highest number of confirmed infections for a day, since 24th September past, when they registered 10,139. In addition, there are four days in a row with more than 4 thousand new cases.

Of the number of cases, there are 43,360. Active, who have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for 1% of the total.

In addition, since the beginning of the pandemic, 3 million 307 thousand 821 people have been recovered.

The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals stands at 15% and the use of intensive care beds at 12%.

Mexico detected the first person infected with the omicron variant on December 3 and since then there have been more than 40 cases confirmed by the state governments of Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Nuevo León and Sinaloa.

Unlike other countries, Mexico spent Christmas holidays without major restrictions due to the pandemic.

Regarding deaths, Mexico City, the focus of the pandemic, accumulates about 18% of all deaths nationwide.

Mexico closes the year as fifth country with the most deaths from COVID-19, behind the United States, Brazil, India and Russia and is the sixteenth in number of confirmed infections, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.

Advancement of vaccination against COVID-19

Within the vaccination program, 148.93 million doses have been applied against COVID-19, adding 124 thousand194 during the last day.

The Government of Mexico affirms that it is the seventh country that has applied the most doses in absolute numbers.

Of its 126 million inhabitants, 81.91 million in the country have at least one dose of the vaccine, that is, 88% of the total population.

Of that total, 89% (72.84 million) has completed his scheme vaccination.

This Thursday, Mexico received 204,750 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Since the end of December 2020, 198.52 million doses of vaccines have arrived in Mexico from the American companies Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, the British AstraZeneca, the Russian Sputnik V and the Chinese CanSino or Sinovac.



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