COVID: Mexico adds 43 thousand 523 new cases


The Mexican Ministry of Health reported that the country registered this Thursday 43 thousand 523 new infections of COVID-19 for a total of four million 257 thousand 776 cases, in addition to 148 deaths to get to 300 thousand 912 total deaths.

The more than 43 thousand infections represent the third highest number of cases, in addition to the fact that on Tuesday and Wednesday they were reported 33 thousand 626 and 44 thousand 187 cases, respectively.

Despite these figures, Mexico remains 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 count of the University JohnsHopkins.

The health authorities recognize that, based on the death certificates, the country may be close to 451,000 deaths and they estimate that Mexico actually accumulates four million 501 thousand 577 infections.

Of the number of confirmed cases, there are 257 thousand 283 active, who have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for 5.7% of the total.

Of the number of confirmed cases, there are 257 thousand 283 active, who have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for 5.7% of the total. TWITTER / @SSalud_mx

In addition, since the start of the pandemic, 3,383,566 people have recovered. The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals stands at 26% and the use of intensive care beds at 16%.

Just on Tuesday, the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, in charge of managing the pandemic in Mexico, asked people who have been in contact with a positive person for COVID-19 not to take a test and limit themselves to isolation.

“Taking the test is not going to change our decision to isolate ourselves to protect other people from being infected, instead of running to the kiosk to take a test, what you have to do is stay at home,” said the official.

In recent days, long lines of people have been seen in Mexico seeking -sometimes unsuccessfully- to take a test in public and private centers.

Unlike other countries, Mexico spent Christmas holidays without restrictions due to the pandemic. And despite the rise in infections, the Mexican government has defended its management of the health crisis and has ruled out a fourth wave of COVID-19.

Regarding deaths, Mexico City, the focus of the pandemic, accumulates about 18% of all deaths nationwide.

Vaccination plan

The authorities also indicated that within the vaccination program they have administered 153.67 million doses, adding 917 thousand 880 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, 82.62 million in the country have at least one dose of the vaccine.

Meanwhile, 74.76 million have completed their vaccination schedule. Since the end of December 2020, 201.29 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.

In addition, the Mexican government said last week that it hopes to have the Cuban Abdala vaccine against COVID-19 in the second quarter of 2022 and it would be considered as a booster dose.

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