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Mexico registers 927 deaths from coronavirus in 24 hours, the highest number of the fourth wave

Mexico registers 927 deaths from coronavirus in 24 hours, the highest number of the fourth wave

Mexico registers 927 deaths from coronavirus in 24 hours, the highest number of the fourth wave

Mexico registered this Thursday 34,261 new infections of coronavirus to reach a total of 5,226,269 cases, in addition to accumulating 311,554 deaths by adding 927 deaths this day, the highest number of the fourth wave, reported the Ministry of Health.

The 927 deaths imply the highest number during the fourth wave after the 829 reported on February 1, and just on Wednesday the country had registered 743 deaths.

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With this data, Mexico It is the sixteenth country in the world in number of confirmed infections and it 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 death certificates, the country may be close to 460,000 deaths and they estimate that Mexico actually accumulates 5,495,915 infections.

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Of the confirmed infections, there are 127,688 active cases, which have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for 2.3% of the total.

In addition, since the start of the pandemic, 4,438,581 people have recovered.

The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals stands at 36% and that of intensive care at 25%.

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 onslaught of the omicron variant.

On Tuesday, the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatellin charge of managing the pandemic in the country, reaffirmed that it is “extremely clear” that the fourth wave of covid-19which set records for infections at the beginning of the year due to the omicron impulse.

At the conference, the Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradordefended the management of the pandemic and asserted that Mexico It is the ninth country in the world with the highest absolute vaccination and ranks 25th in deaths in proportion to the population.

Regarding deaths, Mexico City, the focus of the pandemicaccumulates about 17.5% of all deaths nationwide.

VACCINATION PLAN

The authorities also indicated that within the vaccination program more than 170.71 million doses have been administered, adding 500,077 during the last day.

The government of Mexico states that it is the ninth country that has applied the most doses in absolute numbers.

Of the 126 million inhabitants, 83.97 million 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 application.

Meanwhile, 77.7 million have completed their vaccination schedule.

Since the end of December 2020, 202.5 million doses of Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines from the United States have arrived in Mexico; the British AstraZeneca, the Russian Sputnik V and the Chinese CanSino and Sinovac.

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Source: Elcomercio

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