Mexico City increases the number of COVID-19 tests due to an increase in infections


The authorities of the Mexico City increased the number of COVID-19 tests on Tuesday and they extended hours at the centers due to the rise in infections in recent days.

“The Ministry of Health (Sedesa) reports that as of this Tuesday the hours of the 117 health centers that perform COVID-19 tests in Mexico City will be extended, and supplies will also be replenished to double the number of tests, with what could be done up to 23,400 a day, “the capital’s agency reported in a statement.

Further, As of this Tuesday, eight antigen test modules were reinstalled in several shopping malls in Mexico City, which for months was the hotbed of the pandemic in Mexico.

Likewise, in coordination with the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), the Social Security Respiratory Care Modules (MARSS) are still available, where free COVID-19 tests are also applied, the text added.

In this way, Sedesa stressed, the population will have three options to go to apply a covid-19 test for free: 117 health centers, 8 modules in shopping centers and modules called MARSS.

Finally, the Ministry of Health endorsed its commitment to the right to health and asked the population to maintain sanitary measures, and in case of presenting symptoms, take a COVID-19 test.

Mexico accumulates more than 3.9 million cases and is close to 300,000 deaths from this disease, the fifth highest figure in the world, after a Christmas period without restrictions.

The increase in COVID-19 cases has increased substantially in the last week, with some days registering more than 10,000 daily infections, a figure not seen in months.

The capital accumulates more than a million cases and 52,833 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, although in the last hours only one deceased was registered.

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