2,664 in the first days of December

“A significant increase is visible in the daily average from last month to the current one, although even less than that observed at the peak of the excess mortality experienced in May,” the report states.

Last May there were 9,894 extra deaths, an average of 320 each day of that month. Between April and December 12, Mexico City registers an excess mortality of 37,523 deaths.

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Graphic: Government of Mexico City

The report of the capital authorities explains that until December 12, 2,564 death certificates associated with COVID-19 were recorded before the Civil Registry of Mexico City, which includes both confirmed deaths and suspected COVID-19 .

The deaths of people higher than the projections coincide with the period of rebound of the pandemic that keeps the hospitals of the Valley of Mexico in a critical situation and on alert for a possible increase in hospital admissions before the celebration of the holidays, due to to that 60% of the infections have as a background a meeting or party, according to the local Ministry of Health.

This rebound led to the return to the red color of the COVID-19 Traffic Light, at least until next January 10, after Mexico City remained orange for more than five months. The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, explained that they estimate that the rise will fall in the first days of January, but warned that if it does not occur, additional measures will be taken.

The latest update from Claudia’s government recognizes a hospital occupancy of 80%, with 4,054 people in general beds and 1,519 in those enabled for serious patients, as well as 31,449 active cases of COVID-19 and a total of 20,828 people died from the coronavirus .

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