Mexico City, Mexico — While Mexico City stays with a yellow epidemiological light, its government head says the city is not going through a third wave. Government head Claudia Sheinbaum says that health authorities have detected a shift in covid infections, noting that there has been a detected increase in millennials aged 19 to 39.
She ruled out that the capital is experiencing a third wave, but did point out that there are no increases in other age groups where vaccines have been administered.
“It is a slight increase in cases in those under 50 years of age. In the other groups, it has not increased because they have the largest number of vaccines. We cannot enter into a process like the one we had last year of closing activities because it is just as important to maintain the health of the inhabitants as it is to reactive the economy,” she said.
“The objective for us is to continue reactivating without risk, while at the same time, asking citizens for their support to be vaccinated when they are due.”
However, the director of the Digital Government of the Digital Agency for Public Innovation (ADIP), Eduardo Clark García Dobarganes reported that as of Friday, “hospital occupation has remained relatively stable between 579 and 716 in the last 4 days.”
In terms of confirmed cases, he specified that in the last 15 days, these have grown from 240 to 631, but stressed that this is observed in people under 50 years of age. He also explained that this increase has not necessarily manifested itself into more hospitalizations.
“We see a constant growth of 30 to 40 more per day. We are not seeing an exponential rate of growth. In particular, we are seeing all the increase reflected in the age groups of 18 to 29 years and 30 to 39 years, which according to trends reached their minimum a month ago and have been rising more moderately from 40 to 49 years, but the most vulnerable groups, which are the groups aged 50 and over, have stability in the cases,” he emphasized.
“This not only reflects the impact of vaccination on people aged 50 and over, it also reflects the importance of continuing to take care of ourselves, including people who are not yet vaccinated.”