Mexico Covid Cases Rise by Record 28,953 Amid Third Wave
(Bloomberg) -- Mexico reported a record daily rise in Covid-19 cases with 28,953, bringing the total to 3,152,205, the Health Ministry said in its daily report Wednesday.
The ministry reported 940 new Covid-19 deaths for a total of 250,469.
Mexico had vaccinated 61% of adults as of Aug. 16 with at least one dose, a little more than half having received complete vaccination, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Twitter on Tuesday.
Of Mexico’s Covid-19 deaths in 2021, 95.5% were unvaccinated people, 2.5% were partially vaccinated and 2% vaccinated, Lopez-Gatell said.
While Lopez-Gatell has reiterated the effectiveness of Mexico’s vaccine campaign, the death toll from the pandemic has been rising by levels not seen since in early March. Testing for the virus has also been increasing in the latest wave with the Health Ministry reporting a daily rise of more than 73,000 “people notified” Wednesday, the largest one-day increase since the onset of the pandemic.
The U.S. will ship 1.75 million Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to Mexico during the weekend after health regulator Cofepris authorized Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in the country.
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