Health experts say COVID’s fifth wave began in early May, may peak this month


Source: Mexico News Daily

The fifth wave of coronavirus infections began in Mexico in early May, according to experts who spoke with the newspaper El Universal, but the government waited until after the June 5 elections to say anything, said one.

Official data published Monday showed that active coronavirus case numbers had increased over 50% in the space of a week and almost 140% in the past two weeks. The Health Ministry reported 8,026 new cases Tuesday, a 377% increase compared to the average number of infections reported daily between May 29 and June 4.

Infectious disease specialist Alejandro Macías said the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of the omicron strain – which haven’t yet been detected in Mexico – will cause a lot of infections in the fifth wave.

“What can we expect? As a lot of people already have immunity because they were already infected or got vaccinated or both, an increase in cases can be expected in Mexico but not a catastrophic situation.”


COVID-19 en México: Especialista alerta que 12 estados presentan repuntes significativos


Fuente: El Financiero

México está cerrando su ciclo epidémico y transitando al estado endémico de la pandemia de COVID-19, aseguró a finales de abril de este año el subsecretario de Salud, Hugo López-Gatell. Sin embargo, ya son 12 entidades federativas que presentan repuntes significativos, de acuerdo con Arturo Erdély, actuario y doctor en Ciencias matemáticas por la UNAM.

Hasta el último corte, México suma 12 mil 265 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y 89 muertes más reportadas en la última semana (del 23 al 30 de mayo), de acuerdo con cifras del informe semanal emitido por la Secretaría de Salud.


Mexico solid green on coronavirus risk map, some mask restrictions eased

Hospital occupancy is 97% lower than at the pandemic’s peak

Date: March 21st, 2022

Source: Mexico News Daily

All 32 federal entities are now low risk green on the federal government’s coronavirus stoplight map after the risk level was downgraded from medium yellow in Querétaro.

The federal Health Ministry said that a sustained reduction in case numbers and hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients allowed the risk level across the whole country to be set at low for the two-week period between March 21 and April 3.

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Mexico Tops 5 Million Total Coronavirus Cases

February 3, 2022

Source: US News

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexico topped 5 million total confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, registering 42,181 new cases and 573 new deaths, according to health ministry data.

The overall number of confirmed cases hit 5,027,870 and the death toll in the country rose to 307,493.


Mexico rated ‘very high’ risk for travel by the CDC

(CNN) — After more than six months in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s lower-risk Level 3 travel category, Mexico moved into “very high” risk Level 4 on Monday along with 11 other destinations.

Date: Feb. 1st

Source: CNN Travel

Tourism powerhouse Mexico had been listed at Level 3 since June 7. A record-high number of new Covid-19 cases has been recorded this month in Mexico.Among the 12 destinations added to Level 4, five were in South America: Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay and French Guiana (an overseas territorial collectivity of France).

In the Caribbean, Anguilla and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines moved into Level 4.Singapore and the Philippines in Southeast Asia also moved into the highest-risk category, as did Moldova and Kosovo in Europe.Related contentWhat to expect if you’re traveling to Mexico The CDC places a destination at Level 4 when more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents are registered in the past 28 days. The CDC advises travelers to avoid travel to Level 4 countries.

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Remittances to Mexico soar during Covid pandemic

Date: Jan. 26, 2022

Source: NBC News

COMACHUÉN, Mexico — Mexico’s remittances — the money Mexican immigrants in the U.S. and other countries send home to their relatives — have soared in the past two years, and are now expected to top $50 billion for the first time once 2021′s figures are added up. That would surpass almost all other sources of Mexico’s foreign income.

But as happy as the Mexican government is about the news — it calls the migrants “heroes” — the boom raises questions: Will Mexicans always have to emigrate? And is it sustainable, or just blip fueled in part by U.S. government pandemic support payments?

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Mexico weathers the Omicron surge, but experts warn against complacency

Jan. 21st, 2022

Source: Los Angeles Times

MEXICO CITY — After he came down with a cough and his doctor recommended he be screened for COVID-19, Alejandro Cruz Esteban spent three days standing in long lines trying to get a coronavirus test.

By the time he finally got one, he already felt much better and was no longer worried that he had the virus.

Instead, he was worried that he didn’t have it.

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COVID roundup: almost 60,000 new cases reported Wednesday, a new record

Jan. 19th, 2022

Source: Mexico News Daily

There are currently more than 300,000 active cases in Mexico 

A new single-day record of 60,552 confirmed coronavirus cases was reported Wednesday, lifting the estimated active case count to more than 325,000 after almost 50,000 new cases were reported on Tuesday.

Mexico City has more than 66,000 active cases, neighboring México state has almost 22,000 and Nuevo León has over 17,000. Each of Coahuila, Guanajuato, Jalisco, San Luis Potosí and Tabasco has more than 10,000 infections. On a per capita basis, Baja California Sur has the highest number of active cases with 900 per 100,000 people.

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COVID roundup: 44,000 new cases Wednesday; active cases at all-time high


Source: Mexico News Daily

The federal Health Ministry reported a new daily record of 44,187 confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, while the number of estimated active cases hit an all-time high of 222,221.

Mexico’s accumulated case tally rose to 4.21 million, while an additional 190 COVID-19 fatalities lifted the official death toll to 300,764.


Mexico Removes All COVID-19 Entry Requirements Including Health Form


Source: Travel Off Path

exico—the world’s most popular travel destination throughout the COVID-19 pandemic—has now dropped all COVID-19 entry requirements as of January 1, 2022. El Salvador was the world’s first nation to drop all COVID-19 entry requirements in November 2021, with Mexico now joining El Salvador as the world’s second nation to drop all covid-related entry restrictions.

Unlike most of the world, Mexico has kept its borders open throughout the whole pandemic. As a result, it’s become the world’s most popular destination since 2020.