Low trend confirmed in fourth wave of Covid-19 in Mexico | News

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The Undersecretary of Health Prevention and Promotion of Mexico, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, confirmed this Tuesday in the framework of the usual morning conference headed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, that the fourth wave of Covid-19 cases continues. its downward trend.

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“The fourth wave of the Covid-19 epidemic in Mexico is going down; week six of the year registers a reduction in active cases and it is likely that the trend will continue,” said the official, who highlighted that only 2.9 percent of cases are active.

López-Gatell stressed that this is good news but also noted that it must be taken into account that pandemics have a changing nature, so this trend may vary from one moment to another.

Regarding hospitalization, the Undersecretary of Health highlighted that just 12 days after registering a reduction in cases, a decrease in bed occupancy began to be experienced.

The official explained that there is a reduction of about 69 percent in terms of hospitalization (compared to the highest point of the pandemic) and detailed that 20 percent of ventilated beds remain in use.

Referring to deaths due to complications from Covid-19, the undersecretary explained that whenever there is a decrease in the number of cases, it is necessary to wait about 21 days to experience a decrease in deaths.

“What is notorious is that if we compare the second wave with this fourth wave, there is a 72 percent reduction in mortality, although we had many cases and hospitalizations,” López-Gatell stressed while highlighting the importance of vaccination in such sense.

In Mexico, more than 77 million people have been fully vaccinated, which represents more than 60 percent of the population, and more than 83 million have received at least one dose for more than 65 percent.

Mexico registered this little more than 9,200 positive cases and 206 deaths due to factors associated with the disease caused by the Sars-Cov2 virus.

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