A rending of covid-19. Photo: Deposit Photos

By KELIN DILLON

In the 24 hour period from June 21 to June 22, a total of 261 people died in Mexico from covid-19, bringing the country’s death toll, as confirmed by the Secretariat of Public Health, to 231,505.

Likewise, another 4,223 positive cases were recorded in the same time frame, taking Mexico’s active case load to an estimated 25,060 positive infections as of Tuesday, June 22.

Mexico City bore the brunt of the surge, with 27 percent of the nation’s new cases reportedly coming from the capital, and likewise holds the largest death toll in the country, with 19.1 percent of Mexico’s fatal victims.

The trend is pointing to a dreaded third wave of the virus for the country, which has already been hit hard by the effects of the pandemic the past year and half.

So far, just more than 40 million doses of the vaccine against covid-19 have been administered throughout Mexico, with Public Health Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell claiming “one out of every three people in Mexico have been practically vaccinated.”

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