The Health Secretary reported this tuesday what Mexico adds 3 million 867 thousand 976 cases and 292 thousand 850 deaths by COVID-19.
In the last 24 hours, the country registered 3 thousand 698 infections and 326 deaths from the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
Mexico remains the fourth country with the most deaths from COVID-19, behind the United States, Brazil and India, and the fifteenth in number of confirmed infections, according to the count of the Universidad Johns Hopkins.
The country has spun 17 consecutive weeks of decline in infections after a third wave that reached its peak between July and August.
This Tuesday, the Government strategist against the pandemic, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, boasted of a “substantial reduction“And” sustained “cases of covid-19 and a” lower epidemic intensity “after leaving behind the third wave of infections.
This, despite the fact that the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer, declared that in the country “there are small indications of a fourth wave”Last weekend.
The health authorities recognize that, based on the death certificates, the pandemic would be around 440 thousand deaths in the country and estimate that Mexico actually accumulates 4 million 89 thousand 748 infections.
Of this number, 19 thousand 18 are active cases, which have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for 0.7% of the total.
In addition, since the beginning of the pandemic, 3 million 229 thousand 463 people have been recovered.
The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals remains at 17%, 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.
Vaccination plan against COVID-19 in Mexico
The authorities also indicated that the vaccination program, which includes all those over 18 years of age, accumulates more than 131.19 million doses applied, adding 116 thousand 552 during the last day.
So far, 75.9 million people have at least one dose and almost 64.39 million have completed the vaccination scheme, that is, just over half of its 126 million inhabitants.
Since the end of December 2020 they have reached Mexico 170.5 million vaccines from various pharmaceutical companies, such as the American Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, the British AstraZeneca, the Russian Sputnik V and the Chinese CanSino and Sinovac.
This morning, López-Gatell announced the upcoming arrival of more Pfizer vaccines to vaccinate teens ages 15-17.
With information from López-Dóriga Digital and EFE