Mexico reports 1,075 new deaths and 8,988 infections from covid-19

Health personnel admitted this Wednesday a Covid patient to the regional hospital in the city of Saltillo, in the state of Coahuila (Mexico). EFE / Antonio Ojeda

Mexico, Feb 17 (EFE) .- Mexico reported this Wednesday 1,075 new deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours to accumulate a total of 177,061 deaths, reported the Ministry of Health.
In addition, 8,988 new positive cases were reported for a total of 2,013,563 confirmed infections.
With these figures, Mexico ranks thirteenth in the world in the number of infections and third with the most deaths from the pandemic, behind the United States and Brazil, according to the US Johns Hopkins University.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in Mexico, 5.17 million patients have been studied, with a positivity of 39%, reported the director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, at a press conference at the National Palace.
In addition, he said that there are 1,571,071 people who are considered recovered.
Alomy pointed out that the number of cases estimated is 2,208,668 million when considering those who await the result of their test. Among them, there are an estimated 56,545 active cases, that is, 3% of the total who have presented symptoms in the last two weeks.
To this day, there is an average occupancy of 38% of general beds in Mexican hospitals that treat patients with covid-19, among which Mexico City stands out with 65% occupancy, the highest.
Regarding deaths, the Mexican capital, the focus of the pandemic, alone accumulates 18.7% of the total at the country level.
It was reported at the conference that 1,058,139 vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered so far, but only 99,666 people have received the two necessary doses of the Pfizer vaccine to achieve immunity.
Since this Monday, Mexico began vaccinating adults over 60 years of age and this Tuesday it received a shipment of Pfizer’s biological agent to resume immunization of health personnel.
Vaccination of older adults has presented some logistical problems that have received criticism for the possible electoral use of it.
“Imagine trafficking with the application of vaccines for electoral purposes. It is offensive,” said the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, at his daily press conference in the Mexican capital.
Mexico, of 126 million inhabitants, has committed 34.4 million doses of Pfizer, 79.4 million of AstraZeneca, 35 million of CanSino, 24 million of the Russian Sputnik V, 10 million of the Chinese Sinovac and 51.1 million of the COVAX platform of the World Health Organization (WHO). EFE
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