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Health alert: COVID pandemic in Mexico is 'on the edge' of trend change

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As of today there are a total of 25 estimated active cases.

La Ministry of Health reported this Tuesday that In recent weeks, an increase of 9 percent in the epidemic curve has been observed that measures the behavior of COVID-19 in the country, which could represent a change in trend of the pandemic.

As of today there are a total of 25 estimated active cases.

“We see that in the most recent weeks, specifically the comparison of week 23 versus 22, we see an increase of 9 percent (…) We are going to be observing, as we do every day, if this percentage advances, it usually increases by about percentage points, and it could be that heading into Saturday, which closes the week, let's have an increase of about 15 to 18 percentage pointsThis could represent a change in the trend of the epidemic or it could not", He said Hugo Lopez-Gatell, head of the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion.

The epidemiological curve includes incident cases, estimated active cases and recovered people per week.

Meanwhile, he explained that throughout the trajectory of the virus there has been a zigzag movement; However, he maintained that the general trend remains downward.

Likewise, he urged the Mexican population to continue with protective measures against coronavirus, that is, frequent hand washing, use of face masks and maintaining social distance.

On the other hand, he announced that given the progress in vaccination against COVID-19 in Mexico, one in three Mexicans will be inoculated against the virus.

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