Mexico records a new daily infection record with almost 50,000 positive infections

Mexican health authorities reported a total of 49,343 new coronavirus infections this Tuesday, marking a new record number of infections in 24 hours and beating the previous one of more than 47,000 this Saturday.

With this latest tally, Mexico’s Health Ministry has taken the number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 4,434,758 and further estimates that the current active cases are more than 306,000.

Similarly, the healthcare portfolio has registered 320 deaths over the past day, bringing the total number of deaths due to the coronavirus to 301,789.

Mexico records a new daily infection record with almost 50,000 positive infections
Mexico records a new daily infection record with almost 50,000 positive infections

The balance drawn up by the health authorities also shows the occupancy of general beds in hospitals, which has increased by three percentage points and is already 34 percent.

The trend of the epidemic curve recorded a 146 percent increase in the first week of this year compared to the last week of December, the Mexican newspaper La Jornada reports in detail.

Referring to the National Vaccination Schedule, the Ministry of Health has reported that more than 325,800 doses have been vaccinated in the last day. That means about 83 million people have already received the vaccine, 92 percent of whom already have the full guideline.

In this regard, the Undersecretary of State for Health, Hugo López-Gatell, has noted that “In Mexico, as in other parts of the world, 65 percent of people hospitalized for COVID-19 had no vaccine or an incomplete system .

Therefore, he stressed that “it is very important to get vaccinated” to avoid contracting the disease with major symptoms. In the same vein, the country’s President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has stated that the unvaccinated are very vulnerable to the virus.

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