During the last week, the Ministry of Health recorded days without any deaths from coronavirus.
Given this news, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), dedicated a applause at the morning conference to celebrate the event, this after experiencing the difficulties that the pandemic implied in the country.
“We have already had days without deaths from Covid. it’s good [noticia]! After so much suffering, how can it not be good?“, said.
He was the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatellwho reported at the morning conference that there have been no deaths from this disease in the week of September 11 to 17news that delighted the president.
“Above all, highlight that we went to a minimal mortality where we have had days without any deaths from Covid, this is very positive, it is seen in the weekly average percentage where we already have less than one death on average because there have been days without deaths”, he stated in El Pulso de la Salud.
When questioned about the use of face masks after said announcement, he assured that the use of face masks as a measure to prevent Covid-19 it was never mandatory or imposedtherefore, something that is only a recommendation cannot be “lifted,” said the undersecretary.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the disease Covid-19 It has already affected more than 608 million people in the world and more than 6.5 million deaths have been recorded.
In record time they developed safe and effective vaccines who discharge protection against the risk of complications, and access to the primary dose schedule was possible for 64% of the population to date. Only 31% received a booster dose.
In that context, the World Health Organization (WHO) considers that the end of the pandemic. However, that perspective does not mean that it is over or that it will be over in a few days.
“We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic,” said the WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. But he clarified that the end of the pandemic “is not there yet.”
You can see the finish line, but be warned that If the world doesn’t take the opportunity now there is still risk of more variants of the coronavirus emerging and more deaths occurring.
According to the latest epidemiological report published by the WHO and dedicated to COVID-19, the number of cases fell by 28% in the week from September 5 to 11 compared to the previous week, to 3.1 million new declared infections. The number of deaths fell 22% to less than 11,000.
The number of infections is undoubtedly much higher due to the fact that mild cases are not reported, but also because Many countries have dismantled their infrastructure to carry out tests.
In September, the WHO counted more than 600 million officially confirmed cases – a figure that is presumed to be much lower than the real one, the same as the official death toll: just over 6.4 million deaths worldwide. A study of the agency based on projections and evaluations published in May suggested that there could have been 13 to 17 million more deaths from COVID-19 than the official ones by the end of 2021.