Mexico is coming into its third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, as infections rose by 29% in comparison with the earlier week.
However the nation’s well being division mentioned Friday the expansion is basically coming from infections amongst youthful, much less weak individuals. Case numbers at the moment are as excessive as the start of the final surge in September; that wave peaked in January and steadily declined till June.
However at current solely about 22% of the nation’s hospital beds are occupied; hospital beds in lots of elements of the nation had been basically stuffed to capability over the past wave.
Authorities mentioned the relative decline of significant circumstances amongst older individuals is a results of the nation’s vaccination marketing campaign, which as of Friday has given at the very least one dose to about 39% of all adults.
Assistant Well being Secretary Hugo López-Gatell mentioned the rise in infections isn’t as a result of arrival of the Delta variant, however slightly to a rise in public exercise.
Mexico City well being authorities mentioned they count on the third wave to peak in August within the capital, which has been the worst hit by COVID-19 within the earlier two waves.
Mexico has suffered nearly 235,000 test-confirmed deaths, however as a result of the nation does so little testing, the federal government’s personal figures on extra deaths counsel the true toll is round 360,000 deaths.