Mexico City, Mexico — Mexican authorities say that the country is going through a third wave of COVID-19 infections and that they are monitoring cases of the delta variant. The undersecretary of health, Hugo López-Gatell, said that the vaccination program has helped reduce mortality from coronavirus related illnesses as well as hospital admissions. But some specialists are concerned about the growing number of cases.
Sylvain Aldighieri of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) stated that the Ministry of Health shared with the organization the number of positive cases that have been registered in recent days.
“The Ministry of Health has shared with PAHO that in recent days, almost 8,000 new cases have been reported, an increase trend has been noted in the states of the Yucatan Peninsula, in Baja California Sur and in Ciudad de Mexico,” he shared.
He said that they have also been informed from a federal level about the strengthening of the implementation of public health measures in the aforementioned states.
Aldighieri also recognized the vaccination campaign launched for young adults, since it is this age group that “is playing an active role in the dynamics of the epidemic in Mexico,” applauding authorities for the use of the Pfizer vaccine for the 12 to 18 year-old age group.