Contagion among unvaccinated youths driving new wave of coronavirus


Source: Mexico News Daily

Coronavirus cases among young, unvaccinated people are driving the resurgence of the pandemic in Mexico as the more contagious Delta strain circulates among the population.

Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell said last week that Mexico had entered a third wave of the pandemic, and state and federal authorities say that a majority of new cases have been detected among young people, most of whom are not only unvaccinated but are also more likely to have relaxed their observance of virus mitigation measures.


Health minister acknowledges third wave of coronavirus is underway in Mexico


Source: Mexico News Daily

Mexico has entered a third wave of the pandemic, the federal government’s coronavirus point man acknowledged on Tuesday.

“We have a situation where there is a spike [in case numbers], the third of the pandemic and second of the year,” Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell told reporters at President López Obador’s morning press conference.

“But fortunately, and for a known reason, which is vaccination, deaths are not increasing at the same speed,” he said.


Covid-19: Mexico revises coronavirus death toll up by 60%


Source: BBC News

Mexico has published revised figures indicating that the number of deaths caused by coronavirus is 60% higher than previously reported.

More than 321,000 people are now believed to have died from Covid-19 in the country.

The revised toll places Mexico with the second highest number of Covid-related deaths in the world, after the US.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has faced widespread criticism over his handling of the crisis.


Mexico’s deputy health minister tests positive for COVID-19


Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez Gatell, who has spearheaded the country’s response to the coronavirus, said on Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

The official, who has provided Mexico with almost daily updates on the pandemic, said he is still waiting for the results of another test but is working from home.