In Mexico, this North Central American country continuously recorded a record high of new deaths by day, with 1,539 on January 20 and 1,584 on January 19. Particularly on January 20, this country recorded up to 20,548 new cases, nearly reaching the highest level since the outbreak.
To date, Mexico has recorded nearly 1.69 million cases and more than 144,000 related deaths COVID-19. However, the test rate for the virus for SARS-CoV-2 causing COVID-19 in the country is low and health officials estimate that the actual death may be as close as 195,000.
Hospitals in Mexico City, the country’s epidemic, were operating at 89% of capacity on January 20, while 61% of beds across the country were filled. Difficulty in finding a hospital bed has forced many families to seek treatment for their loved one at home, creating a shortage of oxygen cylinders and an increase in thefts of these medical items.
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On January 20, federal police said armed thieves kidnapped a male driver in Ecatepec, north of Mexico City, in an attempt to rob a truck carrying 44 oxygen cylinders for patients. COVID-19. Police chased the truck, rescued the driver and arrested two suspects.
Mexico has only received about 750,000 doses Vaccine COVID-19 of two pharmaceutical firms Pfizer (USA) and BioNTech (Germany), with about 500,000 doses injected to date.
The country currently has about 750,000 anti-epidemic front line health workers, all of whom will be given priority to receive two shots of the vaccine.