Mexico was on Thursday one step away from accumulating 200,000 deaths from Covid-19, a figure never imagined, as 579 people died in the last 24 hours, the Secretariat of Health informed.
Now, the death toll since March 2020, when the first fatality was reported, is 199,627, so it is almost certain that the figure will be rounded up before this week ends, the Secretariat stated.
However, the main indexes of the pandemic continue their downward trend and only 5,714 contagions were reported in the last 24 hours, totaling 2,208,755 cases in a year.
With these figures, the Secretariat explains, Mexico ranks 13th globally in terms of contagions and has the third-highest death toll since the pandemic broke out, behind the United States and Brazil, according to the Johns Hopkins University in the US..
Regarding the details of the vaccination plan, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Dr. Hugo Lopez-Gatell, explained that 105,291 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered to elderly adults on Wednesday.
Since the national immunization plan began, 6,119,298 doses have been administered. The antigens continue arriving in the country, totaling more than 10 million doses, few even for a country with 127 million inhabitants, more than 100 million of whom will require vaccination.