Live: Ssa reports coronavirus situation in Mexico, December 29

The Federal Ministry of Health (Ssa) updated this Tuesday, at a press conference held at 7:00 p.m. in the Treasury Room of the National Palace, the data of the coronavirus in Mexico; don’t miss the minute by minute that brings you.

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19:59 Hrs. In CDMX and Edomex, the cases of contagion have been increasing so that the number of available beds is not exceeded. It is important that people go to the health units to be tested. There are people who stay at home for a long time and cannot get to be seen in a timely manner.

19:55 Hrs. There is no solid evidence yet on a new strain to close or not close borders or airports, international travel. Mexico will not carry out operations to stop the virus at airports.

19:51 Hrs. Factors such as the speed with which vaccines are produced, influence the date when an optimal percentage of immunity would be reached to reduce mortality.

19:47 Hrs. People who have already had COVID-19 can be vaccinated, there is no contraindication, Gatell said.

19:44 Hrs. All public and private sector health personnel will be vaccinated against COVID-19. By answering When is my pregnant relative going to turn? Gatell said it is highly likely that in the second half of 2021 a number of COVID vaccine manufacturing companies associated with research centers for clinical trials will begin completing secondary clinical trials. Pregnant women are not at any special or potential risk of contracting COVID just from being pregnant.

19:40 Hrs. Gatell explained that, for ethical reasons in health research, minors should not be, anywhere in the world, incorporated into initial clinical trials.

19:38 Hrs. People under the age of 16They cannot be vaccinated, there is no Pfizer vaccine, possibly with any of the other vaccines that will eventually arrive in Mexico.

19:36 Hrs. The strategy is oriented primarily or initially to older adults.

19:32 Hrs. Gatell assured that half of the epidemic is in the Mexico City and that the application will be extended immediately to the metropolitan area of Mexico’s valley, that is, the health units in the Mexico state.

19:27 Hrs. After January, phase two will begin, whose objective is to cover the elderly population. In addition, the population with comorbidities is covered. The technical advisory group agreed that the vaccine should be applied to reduce the death rates from COVID-19.

19:22 Hrs. Gatell said that the vaccination program is aimed at calibrating the operation. Vaccines have reached CDMX, Coahuila and Nuevo León. The shipments have different quantities. Tomorrow more than 7 thousand doses arrive. Another shipment arrives on January 4 and each week, on January 11, 18, and 25, more shipments will arrive with approximately 480 thousand doses each.

19:19 Hrs. The objective of the calibration phase is to have a notion of the work in the field, of the times, of the coordination of the operation, of the arrival of people to the vaccination points and of the information system that coordinates the appointments, he said. Gatell. Now only health personnel are being vaccinated.

19:17 Hrs. About the number of applied vaccinesGatell said that 18,529 doses have been administered in four days.

19:14 Hrs. Faced with the festivities that are coming up at the end of the year, the Ssa made, once again, a call to avoid the holidays as well as to travel to reach other points and have meetings, because with this the virus can be taken to other locations.

19:10 Hrs. Federal Health authorities report that there has been an 11% decrease in cases nationwide. However, in terms of hospital occupancy of general beds, Mexico City leads the positions with 89%.

19:06 Hrs. The figures of COVID-19 presented by the Ssa are:

19:05 Hrs. Alethse de la Torre reports the data that have been recorded in terms of infections, negative cases and deaths from COVID-19.

19:03 Hrs. Press conference starts, head Hugo López Gatell, Undersecretary of Health and Alethse de la Torre Rosas, General Director of the National Center for the Prevention and Control of VIH and AIDS will give the daily report COVID-19.

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