13th October 2021 – (Mexico City) Mexico’s ongoing third wave of COVID-19 has shown signs of abating over the past 10 weeks, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo Lopez-Gatell said Tuesday.
According to the health official, indicators began this week with a 30 percent decline, representing the “most sustained” drop registered since the onset of the pandemic here in late February 2020.
“This decline, each week, has held steady by significant amounts,” the official said at a press conference.
For example, compared to the first week of January 2021, during the peak of the second wave, the current level of hospital occupancy is 78 percent lower, Lopez-Gatell said.
Only a quarter of intensive care unit hospital beds reserved for COVID-19 cases are occupied, he added.
To date, Mexico has registered 3,725,242 cases of COVID-19 and 282,227 deaths from the disease.