Covid Cases in Mexico Down for Fifth Straight Week

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Mexico has registered a downward trend in covid-19 cases for five consecutive weeks, with half of the country’s states reporting no deaths in recent days, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo Lopez-Gatell said Tuesday, March 1.

Speaking during the daily press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) at the National Palace, López-Gatell said that currently only 0.8 percent of total covid cases in the country are considered active, while hospitalizations due to the virus are showing a sustained decline.

“We are in the fifth consecutive week of a reduction in cases,” he said. #As we have reported, the number of daily cases began to fall in mid-January.”

In addition, the covid-19 fatality rate was 82 percent lower than that at the highest peak of the pandemic, according to Lopez-Gatell.

As of Tuesday, March 2, Mexico had registered 5,521,744 covid-19 cases and 318,531 deaths from the disease, although most experts say the number is much higher since testing is rare and reporting in spotty.

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