COVID: Mexico reports 41 thousand 115 new cases of the virus and 648 deaths

Mexico registered this Thursday 41 thousand 115 new infections of COVID-19 to reach a total of five million 68 thousand 985 cases, in addition to 648 deaths to total 308 thousand 141 deathsreported the Ministry of Health.

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.

The health authorities recognize that, based on the death certificates, the country can touch the 460 thousand deaths and estimate that Mexico actually accumulates five million 332 thousand 816 infections.

Of the confirmed infections, there are 213 thousand 837 active cases, which have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for 4% of the total.

In addition, since the start of the pandemic they have recovered four million 209 thousand 605 people.

The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals stands at 44% and that of intensive care at 29%.

Unlike other countries, Mexico spent Christmas holidays without restrictions due to the pandemic. And despite the rise in infections in the fourth wave, the Government has defended its management of the health crisis in addition to the fact that it did not apply additional restrictions during the omicron attack.

On Tuesday, the Mexican government assured 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 “declining phase”.

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

Although he acknowledged that “mortality is still on an upward trend” and attributed it to people who are not vaccinated.

Also on Tuesday, health authorities reported 829 deaths, the highest number reported during the fourth wave of the pandemic in the country.

Precisely regarding deaths, Mexico City, the focus of the pandemic, accumulates about 17.5% of all deaths nationwide.

Vaccination plan

The authorities also indicated that within the vaccination program more than 167.68 million doses have been administered, adding 912 thousand 585 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, 83.72 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.

Meanwhile, 77.37 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 of 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.

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




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