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Mexico registers 8,854 new infections and 122 deaths from coronavirus

Mexico registered this Sunday 8,854 new infections of coronavirus to reach a total of 5,292,706 cases, in addition to accumulating 312,819 deaths by adding 122 deaths this day, reported the Ministry of Health.

On Thursday, 927 deaths were registered, the highest figure during the fourth wave after the 829 reported on February 1, and just on Wednesday the country had registered 743 deaths.

Weekend figures are typically lower due to the count lag.

With these data, Mexico is the sixteenth 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 death certificates, the country may be close to 460,000 deaths and they estimate that Mexico actually accumulates 5,563,560 infections.

Of the confirmed infections, there are 107,652 active cases, which have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for 1.9% of the total.

In addition, since the start of the pandemic, 4,519,024 people have recovered.

The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals stands at 30% and that of intensive care at 23%.

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 López-Gatell, in charge of managing the pandemic in the country, reaffirmed that it is “extremely clear” that the fourth wave of covid-19 is “going down”. , which set records for infections at the beginning of the year due to the omicron impulse.

At the conference, the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, defended the management of the pandemic and asserted that Mexico 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 pandemic, accumulates about 17.5% of all deaths nationwide.


The authorities also indicated that within the vaccination program more than 172.48 million doses have been administered, adding 434,541 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, 84.1 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, 77.92 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.


Source: Elcomercio

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