Mexico registered 13,345 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the highest number during the pandemic, for a total of 1,479,835 confirmed casesauthorities from the Ministry of Health reported this Wednesday.
The highest figures previously recorded were the 12,511 and 12,406 cases reported on December 22 and 30, respectively.
In addition, 1,165 new deaths were recorded, bringing the number of fatalities to 129 thousand 987 deaths.
With these figures, Mexico remains the fourth country in the world with the most deaths from the pandemic, behind the United States, Brazil and India, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In addition, according to this same institution, Mexico is the thirteenth country in the world in terms of number of infections.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, on February 28, 2020, 3,747,317 patients have been studied in Mexico who had a positivity rate of 42%, reported the Director of Health Promotion of Mexico, Ricardo Cortés Alcala, at a press conference in Mexico City.
Among the group of patients studied there are 1,479,835 who had a positive for the viral infection, 1,858,324 with a negative result and 409,158 that remain as suspected cases.
In addition, the official highlighted that 1,119,968 patients are classified as recovered persons.
The projections of the Mexican authorities indicate that there are 1,667,100 estimated cases in the country and they indicated that 5% of them, corresponding to 76,101, are those that represent the active epidemic in the country, as they are patients who developed their symptoms in the last 14 days.
He pointed out that to date, there is a total of 30,961 beds for general care, of which 16,920 are occupied and 14,041 are available, while there are 10,151 beds with a fan, with 5,466 available and 4 thousand 685 occupied.
It was reported that the states with the highest occupancy of general hospital beds are Mexico City (88%), State of Mexico (83%) and Hidalgo (77%), the first two, the entities where the focus of the pandemic is located .
At the conference, it was reported that in Mexico so far 53,185 people who are part of the medical staff who care for Covid-19 patients in the metropolitan area of Mexico City and in the northern states of Coahuila and New Lion.
Mexico became one of the first countries to start vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus by starting that stage on December 24 with just over 100,000 doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech antidote, all applied to healthcare personnel.
On Tuesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that starting next week, weekly batches of this vaccine greater than 400,000,000 doses will begin to arrive, which will allow the immunization of all health personnel (700,000,000 workers) who combat the disease. Covid-19 at the end of January.
In addition, he reiterated his promise to vaccinate the nearly 15 million adults over 60 years who live in Mexico by the end of March, mostly with the Chinese drug CanSino, which only requires one dose.
Mexico, which has opted for early access to the vaccine, seeks to immunize its almost 130 million inhabitants until March 2022.
* See here the full broadcast of the conference on coronavirus cases in Mexico from the National Palace: