COVID traffic light: 31 states are in Green and Querétaro still in Yellow

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During the pandemic, more than 4.83 million people have recovered from COVID-19, while the total accumulated infections is 5.55 million.

Mexico reported this Friday 308 new deaths and 9,748 infections from COVID-19, bringing the total to 5,554,392 cases and accumulating 319,604 deaths in total, reported the Secretary of Health.

With these data, Mexico is the sixteenth country in the world in the 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.


The health authorities recognize that, based on death certificates, the country may be close to 460,000 deaths and they estimate that Mexico actually accumulates 5,828,979 infections.

Of the confirmed infections, there are 36,989 active cases, which have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and account for 0.6 percent of the total.

In addition, since the start of the pandemic, four million 832 thousand 173 people have recovered.

The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals stands at 14 percent and that of intensive care at 11 percent with a downward trend.

Regarding deaths, Mexico City, the focus of the pandemic, accumulates about 17.3 percent of all deaths nationwide.

This Friday, the Government of the capital reported that the city will return, starting next Monday, to Green (low risk) at the epidemiological traffic light.

Just last Tuesday, the Government of Mexico considered that the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections “is already on its way out” after five weeks of falling cases and with half of the 32 states with several days without registering deaths, according to reported Hugo López-Gatell, in charge of the pandemic in the country.

Hundreds of young people went to the University Olympic Stadium to receive the third booster dose against COVID-19 at the end of February 2021. Photo: Rogelio Morales, Cuartoscuro.

Mexico celebrated two years last Monday since the first confirmed case of coronavirus and did so as the fifth country in the world with the most deaths, a criticized management of the pandemic, and an immunization plan that is advancing at a good pace but without considering all the age groups.

The Ministry of Health reported this Friday that as of Monday, March 7, and until Sunday, March 20, none of the country’s 32 states will be at the Red Epidemiological Risk Traffic Light (maximum risk of contagion), nor in Orange (high risk), There will only be one in Amarillo (medium risk) and 31 in Verde (low risk), including Mexico City.

VACCINATION PLAN

The authorities also indicated that within the vaccination program more than 183.04 million doses have been administered, adding 271 thousand 490 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, almost 85.31 million Mexicans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with which 90 percent of the population aged 18 and over has received at least one application.

Meanwhile, 79.05 million people have completed their vaccination schedule.

On February 10, a vaccination day was held in Ciudad Universitaria, which was attended by latecomers, and a second booster for adults aged 40 to 49 years.
Since the end of December, Mexico has received 220.51 million doses of vaccines against COVID, of which more than 183.04 million have been applied. Photo: Mario Jasso, Cuartoscuro

This week, Mexico received 18 million doses of the British AstraZeneca vaccine, 14 million as part of the Covax mechanism of the World Health Organization (WHO), the largest shipment of vaccines it has received in the health crisis, in addition to other two shipments of 2.03 and 1.98 million doses from the same pharmaceutical company.

Since the end of December 2020, 220.51 million doses of Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna vaccines from the United States have arrived in Mexico; the British AstraZeneca, the Russian Sputnik V, and the Chinese CanSino and Sinovac.

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