Although estimated active COVID cases are on the decline, Mexico reported its highest weekly death toll for the sixth wave.
In the last seven days, Mexico reported 30,952 new cases and 272 deaths from COVID-19. Since December, the month in which the Ministry of Health announced the sixth wave of infections, this is the highest number of deaths.
According to the agency’s weekly technical report, as of this Tuesday, January 17, Mexico accumulates 7,315,454 positive cases and 331,605 deaths from the virus.
The estimated active cases of COVID had a reduction, to this day they detected 36,276, a drop of 1,457 infections compared to last week, which are found predominantly in the following states: Mexico City, Aguascalientes, Colima, Querétaro, Nayarit, San Luis Potosí, Tlaxcala, Morelos, Zacatecas and Baja California Sur.
Active cases are considered to be those positives who presented symptoms in the last 14 days, making it possible to identify where there is greater viral activity and increase in virus transmission.
Regarding confirmed COVID cases accumulated by state, the first 10 entities that accumulate the highest number of cases are: Mexico City, State of Mexico, Nuevo León, Guanajuato, Jalisco, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Tabasco, Puebla and Sonora, which together they make up 64 percent of all accumulated cases registered in the country.
Hospitalization for COVID rises in Mexico.
The general hospitalization of COVID cases rose from 7 to 8 percent in the last week, while the occupancy of beds with a respirator went from 2 to 3 percent at the national level, according to the health department.
However, and even though the country accumulates 12 weeks with rising infections, Dr. Hugo López-Gatell said at a press conference on Tuesday, January 17, that thanks to vaccination the situation is “mild”.
Despite the fact that Mexico reports its week with the most deaths from COVID at least since September, López-Gatell said that these are “practically minimal” compared to previous waves of infections.
Does COVID leave CDMX? Active cases fall for the second week in a row.
Mexico City went from 10,722 active cases of COVID to 9,466 in the last week, that is, a reduction of 1,256.
It is the second week that active cases have been reduced in the country’s capital, while in the State of Mexico there was also a drop in infections from 4,360 to 4,090.
However, active cases in the country’s capital and the State of Mexico still represent a third of the national total.
Source: El Financiero