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The Ministry of Health reported this Tuesday that the number of deaths due to the Covid-19 amounted to 306,920 deaths, after notifying 829 new deaths.

The last time that more than 800 daily deaths had been recorded was on September 22, 2021, when 811 deaths were reported.

On the first day of February, the federal agency registered 43,099 new infections, so the accumulated number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country is 4,985,689 reported infections since the pandemic began in mid-February 2020.

In the daily technical report on the progress of the pandemic, the health authorities estimate 223,958 active cases, that is, people who have presented symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 14 days.

The states that have registered the highest rate of active cases per 100,000 inhabitants are:

  • Baja California Sur
  • Colima
  • Mexico City
  • Nayarit
  • Queretaro
  • San Luis Potosi
  • Tabasco
  • Tlaxcala
  • Yucatan
  • Zacatecas

Regarding hospital capacity, the occupancy of general beds stands at 45%, two percentage points less than what was reported yesterday; while beds with fans record an occupancy rate of 30 percent.

This Tuesday morning, the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, assured that the country is already in the descent phase of the fourth wave of Covid-19, dominated mainly by the Omicron variant, characterized by being more contagious than the rest of the variants detected.

During the morning conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the specialist estimated that the decrease in the number of active cases will continue in the following weeks.

The undersecretary highlighted that the estimated cases were reduced by 31% in the fifth epidemiological week of 2022, which began this Sunday.

Vaccination against Covid-19 in Mexico

At the cutoff of Monday, January 31, the Ministry of Health applied 311,179 vaccines against coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, for which it accumulates 166 million 102,210 doses used in 83 million 651,266 people.

The agency explained that 77 million 242,259 people have a complete vaccination schedule of one or two doses depending on the type of biological applied.

Meanwhile, López-Gatell reported that the application of reinforcement to older adults has an advance of 63% and 19% in people between 40 and 59 years of age.

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