COVID: Mexico exceeds four million cases while infections rise

The Ministry of Health (SSa) reported that Mexico registered this Tuesday 15,184 new infections of COVID-19 for a total of 4 million 008 thousand 648 cases, in addition to 130 new deaths to reach 299 thousand 711 total deaths.

The more than 15 thousand infections are the largest number of confirmed cases in a day, since the beginning of September when the third wave of the pandemic in the country was already in decline.

Of the number of cases, there are 61 thousand 477 active, who have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for 1.5% of the total. In addition, since the beginning of the pandemic Three million 318 thousand 643 people have been recovered.

The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals stands at 17% and the use of intensive care beds at 11%.

Mexico detected the first person infected with the omicron variant on December 3, and since then there have been more than 40 cases confirmed by the governments of Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Nuevo León and Sinaloa.


The authorities also indicated that within the vaccination program 149.38 million doses have been applied, adding 75,110 during the last day.

Of its 126 million inhabitants, 82.09 million in the country have at least one dose of the vaccine, that is, 88% of the total population. Of that total, 89% (72.88 million) have completed their vaccination schedule.



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