COVID: Mexico registers 37 thousand 63 new cases of the virus and 688 deaths

Mexico registered this Friday 37 thousand 63 new infections of COVID-19 to reach a total of five million 106 thousand 48 cases, in addition to 688 deaths to total 308 thousand 829 deaths, reported the Ministry of Health.

With this 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 a count by Johns Hopkins University.

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 371 thousand 887 infections.

Of the confirmed infections, there are 209 thousand 364 active cases, who 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 249 thousand 493 persons.

The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals stands at 44% and that of intensive care at 28%.

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 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,” Hugo López declared. -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.

As of February 7 and until February 20, none of the 32 states in the country will be at a red epidemiological risk traffic light (maximum risk of contagion), while 15 will be orange (high risk), 13 yellow (medium risk). , including Mexico City, and four in green (low risk).

Vaccination plan

The authorities also indicated that within the vaccination program more than 168.53 million doses, by adding 853 thousand 239 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 millions of inhabitants, 83.81 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, 77.47 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.

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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