The Ministry of Health (SSa) of Mexico reported that the country registered 11,599 new covid-19 infections this Sunday for a total of 4,125,388 cases, in addition to 31 deaths to reach 300,334 total deaths.
The little more than 11,000 infections represent a significant reduction after on Saturday the country reached the record of cases in the entire pandemic by adding 30,671 in a single day.
With these figures, Mexico remains the sixteenth country in the world in the 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 University count. Hopkins.
The health authorities recognize that, based on the death certificates, the pandemic would be around 451,000 deaths in the country and estimate that Mexico actually accumulates 4,360,219 infections.
Of the number of cases, there are 158,332 active, who have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for 3.6% of the total.
In addition, 3,343,711 people have recovered since the start of the pandemic.
The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals stands at 20% and the use of intensive care beds at 13%.
Regarding deaths, Mexico City, the focus of the pandemic, accumulates about 18% of all deaths nationwide.
Unlike other countries, Mexico spent Christmas holidays without restrictions due to the pandemic. And despite the rise in infections, the Mexican government has defended the defense of its management of the health crisis and has ruled out a fourth wave of covid-19.
The authorities also indicated that within the vaccination program 151.94 million doses have been administered, adding 480,491 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 its 126 million inhabitants, 82.4 million in the country have at least one dose of the vaccine.
Meanwhile, 74 million have completed their vaccination schedule.
Since the end of December 2020, 201.29 million vaccine doses have arrived in Mexico from the American companies Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, the British AstraZeneca, the Russian Sputnik V and the Chinese CanSino or Sinovac.
The Mexican government said this week that the country expects to have the Cuban vaccine Abdala against covid-19 in the second quarter of 2022 and it would be considered as a booster dose.