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COVID-19 in Mexico as of August 6: in the last two weeks, infections and deaths have decreased


Young people wear face masks during their visit to a Morelos museum (Photo: Twitter/GobiernoMorelos)

The Health Secretary (SSa) reported that until this Saturday, August 06, 6,854,180 cases of accumulated coronavirus infections have been registered (COVID-19). In addition, since the start of the pandemic, Mexico has suffered 328,306 deaths from the disease.

The above means that In the last 24 hours, 14,448 infected were added, as well as 85 deaths..

According to the statement, in epidemiological week 30, which runs from July 24 to 30, it closes with a decrease in cases on average per day, with 12,740, while in week 29 there were 21,404. Deaths also continue to the low, with 33 on average per day during week 30, compared to 63 that occurred in week 29, and 76 in week 28.

On the other hand, it is estimated that there has been 6 million 18 thousand 278 people recovered10 million 223 thousand 732 negative cases and a total of 17 million 831 thousand 555 people studied since the first case.

COVID-19 in Mexico as of August 6: in the last two weeks, infections and deaths have decreased
(Photo: SSa)

To date, there are estimates in the country 121 thousand 538 active cases of the illness; that is, the patients who began to present symptoms in the last 14 days (from July 24 to August 6, 2022).

The entities with the highest number of active cases of SARS-CoV-2 per 100,000 inhabitants in descending order are: Mexico City, Baja California Sur, San Luis Potosí, Tlaxcala, Aguascalientes, Colima and Coahuila.

The most affected age group in the last five weeks are the people from 18 to 39 years old.

Refering to hospital availabilitythe average occupation of general beds in health centers throughout the country is 13%while of 5% for beds of intensive therapy.

COVID-19 in Mexico as of August 6: in the last two weeks, infections and deaths have decreased
Active cases by state (Photo: SSa)

According to the SARI Networkthe states with the highest percentage in general bed occupancy they are Querétaro (60.27%), Aguascalientes (56%) and Zacatecas (45.5 percent). In turn, the entities with the highest percentage in occupation of fan beds they are Oaxaca (15.25%), Colima (14.81%) and Baja California Sur (13.63 percent).

On the international scene, there are a total of 578 million 142 thousand 444 infections and 6 million 405 thousand 80 deaths accumulated worldwide. In the last 24 hours, 972,954 infections and 2,491 deaths were reported.

The global fatality rate remains at 1.1 percent.

Currently, Mexico is the fifth country in the world with the most deaths from the coronavirus, only below the United States, Brazil, India and Russia; and it is number 18 in number of infections, according to the latest update of the Johns Hopkins University.

COVID-19 in Mexico as of August 6: in the last two weeks, infections and deaths have decreased
(Photo: SSa)

The Ministry of Health also reminds that, in case of presenting symptoms of COVID-19the person must self-isolate for at least seven days and be aware of the evolution of the disease.

Registration is still open on the site mivacuna.salud.gob.mx for the vaccination of adolescents, girls and boys from five to 11 years of age, as well as adults who have yet to start or complete schemes or reinforcement.

Vaccination is the most effective way to reduce the possibility of the disease progressing. People over 60 years of age, those with some comorbidity or pregnant women are at greater risk of complications.

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