13 October 2021 – 22:49
Mexico City, Oct 13 (EFE) .- The Mexican Ministry of Health reported 420 new deaths from covid-19 on Wednesday for a total of 283,193 deaths, in addition to another 6,320 new cases to reach 3,738,749 infections.
With these figures, 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 Johns Hopkins University count.
On Tuesday, the Mexican government strategist against the coronavirus, Hugo López-Gatell, said at a press conference that “for ten consecutive weeks the third wave of the epidemic has been reducing in all indicators.”
He also said that this third rebound leads to a “sustained reduction” in infections despite the return to face-to-face classes more than a month ago.
The health authorities recognize that, based on the death certificates, the pandemic would be around 410,000 deaths in the country and estimate that Mexico actually accumulates 3,956,652 infections.
Of the total official figure, 40,403 are active cases, which have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and represent 1%.
In addition, 3,098,588 people have recovered since the start of the pandemic.
The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals is 28% and 24% for intensive care beds.
With regard to deaths, Mexico City (the focus of the pandemic) accumulates 18.2% of all deaths nationwide.
The authorities also indicated that the vaccination program, which includes all those over 18 years of age, accumulates 108.95 million doses applied, adding 1,025,505 during the last day.
So far, 67.3 million people over the age of 18 have at least one dose. That is, 75% of the total adult population.
Of that total, 73% —49.59 million— have received the complete scheme.
This Wednesday, 594,360 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Mexico.
Since the end of December 2020, 124.52 million doses of the Anglo-Swedish vaccines AstraZeneca, the Russian Sputnik V, the American Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, in addition to the Chinese CanSino and Sinovac have arrived in the country.
The Mexican government estimated that by the end of October it could reach 120 million doses, but it has exceeded that goal in the first week of the month and estimates that by the end of 2021 it will have received a total of 150 million doses. EFE
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