Three times higher than reported: Mexico’s Covid death toll estimated at 600,000


Source: NBC News

The coronavirus has killed over 600,000 people in Mexico, according to health researchers who found that the Latin American nation’s Covid-19 death toll is almost three times higher than the official total.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine published an analysis Thursday estimating that 617,127 people have died from Covid-19 in Mexico based on adjusted excess death rates.


Mexico reports 4,675 new coronavirus cases and 603 more deaths


Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY, April 6 (Reuters) – Mexico’s government reported 4,675 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 603 more fatalities, according to data from the health ministry published on Tuesday, bringing the country’s total to 2,256,380 infections and 205,002 deaths.

The government says the real case numbers are likely significantly higher, and separate data published recently by the health ministry suggested the actual coronavirus death toll may be at least 60% above the confirmed figure. (Reporting by Raul Cortes)


Mexico tops 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, but real toll is higher


Source: The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico surpassed 200,000 test-confirmed deaths from COVID-19 Thursday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador framed ramped-up vaccination efforts as a race against time.

The president prepared to call out more military, state and local personnel to spur the vaccination effort as more doses arrive, including a shipment of 1.7 million AstraZeneca shots the United States has “loaned” Mexico.


US to ‘loan’ COVID-19 vaccines to Canada and Mexico


Source: Al Jazeera

The United States plans to send four million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico and Canada in loan deals with the two countries, the White House said on Thursday.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed an earlier report by Reuters news agency that the US will send 2.5 million doses of the vaccine to Mexico and 1.5 million to Canada.


‘It’s not fair.’ Mexico will file complaint at UN over unequal vaccine distribution


Source: CNN

Mexico City (CNN)Mexico isn’t happy with the way coronavirus vaccines are being rolled out worldwide, saying the process favors richer countries while leaving poorer countries behind.

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters Tuesday that the Mexican delegation to the United Nations will file a complaint at the UN Security Council tomorrow concerning the “inequality” and “inequity” that he says impede vaccine access.


Mexico approves China’s CanSino and Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines


Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has authorized emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac and CanSino COVID-19 vaccines, Mexico’s Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Wednesday.

Mexico’s vaccination drive has gotten off to a slow start, and officials in Latin America’s second-largest economy are hoping to source millions of doses from China to boost their efforts amid global vaccines shortages and delays.


Tourists Are Returning to Cancún. But Workers’ Fears About COVID-19 Never Went Away


Source: Time Magazine

Sitting on the soft white sand of the world-famous beach in Cancún, Mexico, the turquoise water lapping lazily at your feet as tourists jog maskless along the shore, you can almost imagine that the coronavirus pandemic never happened.

In the evening, masked waitresses in colorful, frilly dresses balance bottles of tequila on their heads and perform to “Baby Shark” at a tacky restaurant in Cancún’s nightlife district. With the lights of the Coco Bongo disco illuminating the night sky, tourists dance in open-air clubs while acrobats twirl above them, raining glitter down on a packed and maskless crowd.


Mexico reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases – health ministry


Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico reported 10,003 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 502 more fatalities on Sunday, according to health ministry data, bringing its total to 1,534,039 infections and 133,706 deaths.

The real number of infected people and deaths is likely significantly higher than the official count, the ministry has said, due to little testing.


More Americans are traveling to Mexico’s Riviera Maya than ever before. The parties have led to more coronavirus cases.


Source: The Washington Post

MEXICO CITY — The beachside dance floor was packed. The pulse of electronic music throbbed. In the middle of the pandemic, in the crowd of maskless dancers, some tourists commented to each other: “Tulum is back.”

“It felt like covid was over. The borders are open. The world is back to normal. Let’s just have fun,” said Alexandra Karpova, 31, a public relations executive who flew from New York to attend the November festival, called Art With Me, on Mexico’s Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast.


Quarter of Mexico’s population have been exposed to COVID-19 – official


Source: Yahoo! News

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A quarter of Mexico’s population, or 31 million people, has been exposed to COVID-19, according to preliminary results of an official survey, with 70% never showing symptoms.

“The figures show a great speed of spread,” said Juan Rivera, general director of the National Institute of Public Health, at a regular news conference late on Tuesday.