August takes the record as the worst month yet for new COVID-19 infections

09/01/2021

Source: Mexico Daily News

August was easily the worst month of the pandemic in Mexico in terms of case numbers with more than half a million new infections reported.

Paradoxically, estimated active case numbers have been on the wane for a month and there are “clear signs” that the third wave of the pandemic is receding, Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell said Tuesday.

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Covid case numbers soar 44% to 92,000 in one week; 15,000 new cases Wednesday

07/22/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Active coronavirus cases increased 44% over the past week, according to federal Health Ministry estimates, while on Wednesday Mexico recorded its highest single day case tally since January.

There are currently 92,738 estimated active cases, the Health Ministry reported Wednesday as it announced 15,198 new infections, the highest daily tally since January 30, when Mexico was amid the second – and worst – wave of the pandemic.

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How Mexico Forgot Its Covid Crisis

07/15/2021

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

AMLO and his government obscured the truth about cases, deaths, and vaccinations. Can these same people protect the country from the delta surge?

Every weekday morning, Mexico’s president holds a rambling televised celebration of his supposed successes: a news conference with special guests, video clips, and slick graphics that often has the air of a variety show. Until mid-January one of the favored features was a giant graphic that showcased Mexico’s undisputed progress as the first Latin American nation to vaccinate its citizens against Covid-19. Then the data turned bad. Pfizer Inc., at the time Mexico’s only supplier of Covid shots, halved, then completely stopped, deliveries. Vaccinations remained unchanged for almost a month; deaths surged. The vaccine tracker got yanked from the show.

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CDC issues travel health notice for Mexico due to Covid cases

07/15/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

The United States Centers for Disease Control issued a Level 3 travel advisory for Mexico on Monday, warning citizens of high rates of Covid-19 infections and advising that they reconsider travel to Mexico.

Coronavirus cases have spiked in Mexico, with more than 11,000 new cases recorded on Tuesday as the third wave of the pandemic continues to grow. The federal Health Ministry reported 11,137 new infections – the highest single-day tally since early February, although hospitalizations and deaths are down 75% due to vaccination.

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