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Gatell reports covid-19 epidemic remains stable in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico — The Undersecretary of Health reports that the covid-19 epidemic remains stable in the country. Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez reported minimal activity with an average of 370 daily cases across the country for the week of May 1-7.

He said hospitalization rates due to covid-19 related illnesses stands at 2 percent with a one percent occupancy rate for ventilation beds. More than 86.2 million people have also been vaccinated, he added.

During his El Pulso de la Salud with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, he said vaccination coverage for people over 18 years is 91 percent and 39 percent for people over the age of 12.

Booster doses advanced by 66 percent after the start of Operation APRIL, he explained, which saw the intensification of vaccines. Gatell is reminding people that vaccine programs remain open.

His update came around the same time as Quintana Roo Governor, Carlos Joaquin announced the use of mouth masks in the state are no longer mandatory. As of May 10, the use of mouth masks is now on a voluntary basis. Quintana Roo is the third state in Mexico to abolish the mandatory use of the mouth mask.