Mexico adds 470 deaths and 19,857 cases from covid-19
Mexico registered 470 new deaths and 19,857 infections from covid-19 this Saturday, totaling 5,407,711 cases and accumulating 315,525 deaths in total, reported the Ministry of Health.
With these data, Mexico is the sixteenth country in the world in a 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 Johns Hopkins University count.
On February 10, the country reported 927 deaths, the highest figure during the current fourth wave, driven by the omicron variant since December.
Health authorities acknowledge that, based on death certificates, the country may be close to 460,000 deaths and estimate that Mexico actually accumulates 5,680,469 infections.
Of the confirmed infections, there are 80,275 active cases, which have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for about 1.5% of the total.
The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals stands at 26% and that of intensive care at 18%, with a downward trend.
The Government announced that as of this Monday, half of the 32 states will go to a green traffic light due to low epidemic risk, while the other 16 will be yellow, due to medium risk.
The person in charge of the pandemic in the country, Hugo López-Gatell, affirmed last Tuesday that the fourth wave of covid-19 in Mexican territory spins three weeks of “sustained and large reduction”, so it is already below the waves of previous infections.
The authorities also indicated that within the vaccination program more than 177.2 million doses have been administered, adding 1,029,793 during the last day.
The Government of Mexico states that it is the ninth country that has applied the most doses in absolute numbers.
Of the 126 million inhabitants, just over 85 million Mexicans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with which 90% of the population aged 18 and over has received at least one application.
Meanwhile, 78.6 million have completed their vaccination schedule.