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Mexico continues with downward trend during fifth wave of covid-19

Mexico City, Mexico — During a Tuesday morning press conference, the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, reported Mexico’s covid-19 cases are continuing with a downward trend.

On Tuesday, López-Gatell reported that during the country’s fifth wave, as of the last weeks of July, the number of infections, mortality rates and hospital occupancy rates continue to decline.

“We have this very clearly established trend towards the reduction of the epidemic. It means that there are fewer cases in one week compared to the previous week, there are fewer cases compared in one day compared to the previous day,” he said.

López-Gatell said the trend is expected to remain stable from this point forward for the duration of the fifth wave. He reported that covid-19 related hospital occupancy rates have declined from 18 percent to 16 percent over one week to the next.

“In the mortality indicators, we are seeing a reduction,” he said. “We continue to confirm that vaccinations have very significantly reduced the risk of hospitalization and the risk of death, so we will continue to call on the population to be vaccinated,” López-Gatell said.

During the first days of August, the state of Quintana Roo has been reporting around 34 new cases of covid-19 daily. Local authorities note that public transport is one of the points of contagion, which, for this reason, the use of a face masks have become mandatory again with a maximum quota in units such as buses and public combis.