Mexico records week with the most COVID deaths in the sixth wave

In the last seven days, Mexico reported 30,952 new cases and 272 deaths from COVID-19. Since December, the month in which the Ministry of Health announced the sixth wave of infections, this is the highest number of deaths.

According to the agency’s weekly technical report, as of this Tuesday, January 17, Mexico accumulates 7,315,454 positive cases and 331,605 deaths from the virus.

The estimated active cases of COVID had a reduction, to this day they detected 36,276, a drop of 1,457 infections compared to last week, which is found predominantly in the following entities: Mexico City, Aguascalientes, Colima, Querétaro, Nayarit, San Luis Potosí, Tlaxcala, Morelos, Zacatecas, and Baja California Sur.

Active cases are considered to be those positive who started symptoms in the last 14 days, allowing to identify where there is greater viral activity and an increase in virus transmission.

Regarding confirmed COVID cases accumulated by state, the first 10 entities that accumulate the highest number of cases are Mexico City, State of Mexico, Nuevo León, Guanajuato, Jalisco, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Tabasco, Puebla, and Sonora, which together they make up 64 percent of all accumulated cases registered in the country.

The general hospitalization of COVID cases rose from 7 to 8 percent in the last week, while the occupancy of beds with a ventilator went from 2 to 3 percent at the national level, according to Salud.

However, despite the fact that the country accumulates 12 weeks with rising infections, Dr. Hugo López-Gatell said at a press conference on Tuesday, January 17, that thanks to vaccination the situation is “mild”.

Despite the fact that Mexico reports its week with the most deaths from COVID at least since September, López-Gatell said that these are “practically minimal” compared to previous waves of infections.

Subscribe here for just .08 cents per day to read subscriber content, join the PVDN newsletter, and browse with site ad-free. Support local news.

Trending news on PVDN

  • Puerto Vallarta Malecón will be repaired due to damage caused by high waves In a regular session of the Tourism and Economic Development Commission in cooperation with the Environment and Public Services Commissions, the opinion derived from a building agreement initiative was approved this Wednesday to carry out the repair of the Puerto Vallarta Malecón, due to the damage it suffered as a result of the high waves.…
  • Crocodile captured in Puerto Vallarta at Parque Lineal Elements of the Municipal Government’s Environment Department captured an adult crocodile approximately 2.63 meters long, in Linear Park, near the Ex Haciendas del Pitillal, this Wednesday. The specimen is marked with the number 530 and was relocated to the El Salado estuary. This happens in the commemoration of the Day of the Biologist, professionals who…
  • Kim Kuzma and Band in Dinner & A Show at Coco’s Kitchen Jan 27th Coco’s Kitchen in Vallarta’s Zona Romantica will present a special ‘Dinner & Show with Kim Kuzma’ every other Friday evening this season. The next performance happens on Friday, January 27th. Come and enjoy a beautiful evening of Acoustico-Style Music with Kim Kuzma and the band along with a fabulous 3-course dinner, created by Coco herself.…
  • Puerto Vallarta recognizes heroic action of policeman who saved tourist from drowning Officer Alejandro Abarca Álvarez, a tourist area policeman, who on January 15 saved the life of a tourist from Guadalajara after being swept away by ocean currents, was recognized for his heroic actions. The rescue was registered at around 5:00 pm at Camarones Beach next to the Rosita Hotel and according to the report of…
  • American woman died after falling from a building in Mexico City A woman identified as Anna died on the morning of January 23 after falling from a balcony located in a building in the Nápoles neighborhood, Benito Juárez, Mexico City. According to the reports, the 30-year-old woman and American nationality lost her life on the outskirts of a home located at number 17 Texas Street. Paramedics…
Puerto Vallarta News

Compare Listings

Title Price Status Type Area Purpose Bedrooms Bathrooms
error: Please contact PVDN if you wish to reprint something from this website