The Ministry of Health (SSa) of Mexico reported that the country reported this Thursday 25,821 new infections of coronavirus covid-19 for a total of 4,055,095 cases in addition to 128 deaths to reach 299,933 total deaths.
The number of reported infections is the highest number of confirmed cases in one day since August 18, 2021 when Mexico registered a historical record of daily infections, with 28,953 new cases, the same day in which it reached the highest number of deaths in the third wave, with 940, with which it exceeded 250,000 deaths.
In addition, with that amount of infections, it exceeded the maximum peaks of the first (9,866) and second wave (22,339).
With these data, Mexico remains the fifth country with the most deaths from covid-19, behind the United States, Brazil, India and Russia and is the sixteenth in number of confirmed infections, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.
The health authorities recognize that, based on the death certificates, the pandemic would be around 451,000 deaths in the country and estimate that Mexico actually accumulates 4,286,172 infections.
Of the number of cases, there are 103,806 active, who have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for 2.4% of the total.
In addition, 3,325,558 people have recovered since the start of the pandemic.
The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals stands at 19% and the use of intensive care beds at 12%.
On Tuesday, the Mexican government maintained its defense of its management of the pandemic and ruled out a fourth wave just as the country is about to reach 300,000 deaths and after days registering numbers of infections not seen in months.
“The hospitalization situation is special because this variant (omicron) allows us to see more infections but with a medical path of consequences much lower than the previous ones,” said the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer, in a conference.
While President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reiterated that, even though it has proven to be more contagious, omicron is not leading to more hospitalizations for coronavirus in the country.
Mexico detected the first person infected with the omicron variant on December 3 and since then there have been more than 40 cases confirmed by the state governments of Mexico City, State of Mexico, Nuevo León and Sinaloa.
But according to data from the Gisaid platform (by its name in English (Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data) there are already 254 cases of omicron infections.
Unlike other countries, Mexico spent Christmas holidays without restrictions due to the pandemic.
Regarding deaths, Mexico City, the focus of the pandemic, accumulates about 18% of all deaths nationwide.
The authorities also indicated that within the vaccination program 150.18 million doses have been applied, adding 450,935 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, 82.15 million in the country have at least one dose of the vaccine.
Meanwhile, 73.34 million have completed their vaccination schedule.
Since the end of December 2020, 198.52 million doses of vaccines have arrived in Mexico from the American companies Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, the British AstraZeneca, the Russian Sputnik V and the Chinese CanSino or Sinovac.
Also on Tuesday, the Mexican government said that the country expects to have the Cuban vaccine Abdala against covid-19 in the second quarter of 2022 and it would be contemplated as a booster dose.
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