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Hospital occupancy of general beds increases two percentage points

MEXICO CITY. At the beginning of the penultimate week of July, the Health Secretary reported a total of 2 million 664 thousand 444 people with covid; that is, 5 thousand 307 infections more than those reported yesterday.

In the last 24 hours, the hospital occupancy of general beds increased two percentage points to reach 33%; while beds with mechanical respirators increased one point to 25 percent.

However, Salud said, there is a 75% reduction in hospitalization for the virus, compared to the peak of the second epidemic wave in January this year.

Deaths totaled 236 thousand 469 with the 138 registered in the last 24 hours (248 thousand 743 total, including suspicious deaths).

There are 79 thousand 445 estimated active cases in the country and 449 thousand 248 suspected cases.

Mexico has a fatality rate of 8.87%, while worldwide it is 2.14%.

Regarding vaccination, until this Monday there are 74 million 284 thousand 175 vaccines received and a stock of more than 19 million 741 thousand vaccines from six laboratories.

So far there are 38 million 222 thousand 492 people with at least one dose applied and 21 million 700 thousand 199 with a complete scheme, only 25% of the population over 18 years of age.

GUERRERO RETURNS TO YELLOW TRAFFIC

Due to the increase in COVID-19 infections in recent days, yesterday morning, Guerrero authorities confirmed that if the epidemiological traffic light remained green, they turned yellow.

This considers a change in the capacity of hotels and restaurants at the beginning of the summer holiday season.

The new operation of various essential and non-essential activities in the entity will be until next August 1.

Regarding capacity, the Official Gazette indicates that hotels and temporary accommodation establishments may have a capacity of 60% in occupancy and common areas. The public pools will have a capacity of 50% and will operate by schedule. Yachts also reduce capacity to 50 percent.

OTHER ENTITIES

On July 16, the Ministry of Health postponed updating the epidemiological traffic light.

The State of Mexico went from a yellow epidemiological traffic light, while Sinaloa went back to red, but without confinement.

They joined the yellow: Michoacán, San Luis Potosí, Colima, Hidalgo, Guerrero and Zacatecas. While Oaxaca would ask for the change.

Each entity changed the color on its own; the federal government only announced that they are preparing new traffic light measurement parameters.

-Rolando Aguilar

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