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Undersecretary of health reports downward trend in Mexico’s Covid cases

Mexico City, Mexico — Since the first week of January, Covid-19 cases across Mexico have shown a decrease. Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, reported the decrease in cases across the country.

“From the first week of January, a process of descent began. At this time, the 32 federal states are already showing a reduction in the daily number of registered COVID cases, ” he said Tuesday.

Thanks to the high vaccination coverage in the country, hospitalizations remained at minimum levels, he said at a morning press conference with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

“The prediction is that this trend will continue for several weeks and eventually this cycle of epidemic transmission will end,” he added.

He also said that COVID-19 could become a winter disease as are most respiratory viruses. However, studies will continue in 2023 to understand the transmission periods during hot seasons.

“As long as there is transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID, in any part of the world, there is a possibility that it could return to our country. There is no way to predict when this could happen, although there is a trend for COVID-19 to become a disease more typical during the cold season,” he explained.