Mexico reports 12,406 new infections and 1,052 deaths from covid-19

Photograph dated July 2, 2020 that shows funeral workers while disinfecting relatives of people who died from COVID-19, before entering the burial in the San Isidro pantheon, in the municipality of Ecatepec (Mexico). EFE / Jorge Núñez / Archive

Mexico, Dec 30 (EFE) .- Mexico reported this Wednesday 12,406 new cases confirmed by covid-19, with which the figure reached a total of 1,413,935 infections, health authorities reported.
The figure is the second highest recorded in Mexico after the 12,511 cases reported on December 22.
In addition, in the last 24 hours, 1,052 deaths were registered due to the pandemic, bringing the number of fatalities to 123,845.
According to records, this day is the second with the most deaths reported after the day of June 3 when 1,092 deaths were reported.
With these figures, Mexico remains the fourth country in the world with the most deaths from the pandemic, followed by the United States, Brazil and India, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.
In addition, according to this same institution, Mexico is the thirteenth country in the world in terms of number of infections.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, on February 28, 3,596,935 patients have been studied in Mexico who had a positivity rate of 41%, reported Ruy López Ridaura, general director of the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control (Cenaprece ) at a press conference.
Among the group of patients studied there are 1,413,935 who had a positive for the viral infection, 1,779,053 with a negative result, and 403,947 who remain suspected cases.
In addition, the official highlighted that 1,066,771 patients are classified as recovered persons.
The projections of the Mexican authorities indicate that in the country there are 1,597,072 estimated cases and they indicated that 5% of them, corresponding to 74,737, are those that represent the active epidemic in the country, being patients who developed their symptoms in the last 14 days.
The report indicated that health authorities currently have 17,668 suspicious deaths.
To date, there are a total of 29,725 beds for general care, of which 15,011 are occupied and 14,714 are available, while there are 10,184 beds with a fan, with 5,755 available and 4,429 occupied.
The states with the highest occupancy of beds with a fan are Mexico City (85%), the State of Mexico (76%) and Baja California (61%).
Mexico City, the State of Mexico and the states of Hidalgo, Guanajuato and Nuevo León have an occupancy of more than 70% in beds for general hospitalization.
Precisely Mexico City and the State of Mexico together with the states of Baja California, Morelos and Guanajuato have decreed in recent weeks the red color on the epidemiological traffic light due to a high increase in infections, which indicates the closure of any non-essential economy.
Given the increase in infections in recent weeks, the authorities have asked citizens to stay at home and not hold meetings or end-of-year parties with people or family members who do not live in the same home.
MORE VACCINES
This Wednesday, the Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Health, reported the arrival in the country of another 7,800 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, totaling 53,625 doses in this month.
In addition, he noted that on January 4 a shipment with more than 50,000 vaccines will arrive in the country.
Mexico’s vaccination plan began on December 24 with few doses that are being supplied only to medical personnel who treat patients with covid-19 in the metropolitan area of ​​Mexico City and in the northern states of Coahuila and Nuevo León.
Health authorities plan to apply 6,000 to 8,000 vaccinations daily.
The government plan foresees to have vaccinated 700,000 health workers by the end of January and to begin the free and gradual immunization of the rest of the population, of 130 million inhabitants, depending on their age and chronic diseases.

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