The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, announced that after returning to face-to-face classes, no rebound in COVID-19 cases has been recorded in minors. Even, he stressed, in the 32 states there is a “clear trend of reduction of cases ”.

Less than 10% of infections affect children

During the morning press conference, led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, López-Gatell said that less than 10% of the total infections registered in the country affect children.

Two weeks after the return to face-to-face classes began, López-Gatell emphasized that this has not represented an increase in COVID cases in children.

“It is not shown that there is an increase in cases in minors, the epidemic in minors has not picked up. Less than 10% of the cases that are registered are in minors and more than 95%, in general, are mild cases ”.

Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion.

Reduction in COVID-19 Cases in All States

The Undersecretary of Health reported that “the 32 states have a clear tendency to reduce cases ”of COVID-19; He also said that more than 35% of hospitalized people have not been vaccinated, so he reiterated the call to do so.

“The reduction of the epidemic continues at the national level. The 32 states are already the ones that have a clear tendency to reduce cases and, as has happened since the vaccination started and significant coverage percentages were achieved, the vast majority of cases that exist are still mild cases.

López-Gatell

He added that “the trend in hospital occupancy continues to decline for six consecutive weeks and COVID hospitals are beginning to be vacated.”

Added that 68% of the adult population is already vaccinated; that is, 92 million 749 thousand 295 people. As of yesterday, September 13, 2021, 668 thousand 700 people were vaccinated.

It is worth mentioning that in the Daily Technical Report, which was shared yesterday, it was reported that 4,161 cases and 221 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.

In total, the following figures are recorded in the country:

  • 3 million 516 thousand 43 cases
  • 267,969 deaths
  • 82,203 active cases

States that accumulate the largest number of cases son:

  • Mexico City
  • Mexico state
  • New Lion
  • Guanajuato
  • Jalisco
  • Tabasco
  • Puebla
  • Veracruz
  • Sonora
  • San Luis Potosi
Photo: Ministry of Health.

Given this, the Health authorities recommend continuing with hygiene measures: hand washing, application of alcohol, gel, use of a mask, voluntary quarantine or confinement, social distancing, avoiding crowds and ventilating closed spaces.

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