COVID: Mexico registers 43 thousand 99 new cases of the virus and 829 deaths

Mexico registered this Tuesday 43 thousand 99 new infections from COVID-19 to reach a total of four million 985 thousand 689 cases, in addition to 829 deaths to total 306,920 deathsreported the Ministry of Health.

The number of deaths reported this day is the highest of the fourth wave of the pandemic in the country. The previous figure was recorded on January 26 with 532 deaths.

With these data, Mexico is the fourteenth country in the world in number of confirmed infections and is the fifth with the most deaths from this cause, behind the United States, Brazil, India and Russia, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.

“There are several signs that show us that we have already reached the acme point and we have passed the peak of this fourth wave of COVID-19 in Mexico.”

The health authorities recognize that, based on the death certificates, the country may be close to 455,000 deaths and they estimate that Mexico actually accumulates five million 247 thousand 594 infections.

Of the confirmed infections, there are 223 thousand 958 active cases, who have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for 4.3% of the total. In addition, since the start of the pandemic they have recovered four million 120 thousand 623 people.

The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals stands at 45% and that of intensive care at 30%.

Unlike other countries, Mexico spent Christmas holidays without restrictions due to the pandemic. And despite the rise in infections, the Government has defended its management of the health crisis.

The Mexican government affirmed this Tuesday that “It’s past the peak” of the current fourth wave of COVID-19, the highest in contagion figures, for which the country entered a “descent phase”.

“There are several signs that show us that we have already reached the acme point and we have passed the peak of this fourth wave of COVID-19 in Mexico, dominated by the omicron variant, and we are already in the descent phase,” said Hugo López. -Gatell, official in charge of the pandemic in the country.

Although, on the other hand, he acknowledged that “mortality is still on an upward trend”, but attributed it to people who are not vaccinated. Regarding deaths, Mexico City, the focus of the pandemic, accumulates about 17.5% of all deaths nationwide.

Despite the impacts of the fourth wave, Mexico did not apply additional restrictions during the onslaught of omicron.

Vaccination plan

The authorities also indicated that within the vaccination program more than 166.1 million doses, when adding 311 thousand 179 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 the 126 million inhabitants, 83.65 million of Mexicans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with which 89% of the population aged 18 and over have received at least one dose.

While, 77.24 million have completed their vaccination schedule.

Last week, the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), assured that the country has reserves of 30 million vaccines against COVID-19 for this 2022.

Since the end of December 2020, 201.3 million vaccine doses have arrived in Mexico from the Americans Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, the British AstraZeneca, the Russian Sputnik V and the Chinese CanSino and Sinovac.

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced on Tuesday that in February Mexico will receive 15 million doses of AstraZeneca from the Covax mechanism of the World Health Organization (WHO), the drug that the country uses to supply reinforcements.




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