Mexico exceeds 300 thousand deaths from COVID-19 and reaches more than 4 million infections


Mexico scored a new daily record of infections with 30,671 cases of COVID-19 for accumulate 4,113,789 sick people since the beginning of the pandemic, which has already caused 300,303 deaths in the countrys, of which 202 were accounted for in the last 24 hours.

Thus, the country Yesterday, Saturday, January 8, surpassed the previous record of 28,953 new cases registered in a single day, which occurred on August 18, 2021, the same day in which it reached the highest number of deaths in the third wave, with 940, with which Mexico exceeded 250,000 deaths.

In addition, with that amount of infections, it exceeded the maximum peaks of the first (9,866) and second wave (22,339).

With these figures, Mexico remains the sixteenth country in the world in number of confirmed infections.

Additionally, with the 300,303 deaths due to COVID-19, the country is the fifth in the world with the most deaths from this cause, behind the United States, Brazil, India and Russia, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

The health authorities recognize that, based on the death certificates, the pandemic would be around 451,000 deaths in the country and estimate that Mexico actually accumulates 4,349,454 infections.

From the number of cases, there are 155,826 active, who have presented symptoms during the last 14 days and they represent 3.6% of the total.

In addition, 3,335,959 people have recovered since the start of the pandemic.

The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals stands at 20% and the use of intensive care beds at 13%.

Regarding deaths, Mexico City, the focus of the pandemic, accumulates about 18% of all deaths nationwide.

With information from Efe.

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