Sixth wave of COVID in Mexico 2022: This is how positive cases have increased state by state

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The 32 entities of the country have registered a rebound in COVID-19 between November 29 and December 20; Despite the increase in infections, the Ministry of Health said that few deaths are expected.

States such as Puebla or Tamaulipas have returned to the mandatory use of face masks due to the increase in COVID cases.

Mexico reaches its sixth wave of COVID in the month of Christmas festivities in which many families come together. In addition to the meetings and the cold season, the Ministry of Health expects an increase in infections.

The country reaches a new outbreak in December and January, as in 2020 and 2021; however, the agency said that mortality will be lower this time, thanks to vaccination against the virus. Currently, 84 percent of Mexicans have at least one dose of the COVID vaccine.

From November 29 to this Tuesday, December 20, Mexico went from 7,829 to 28,547 confirmed active cases of COVID, that is, an increase of 264 percent reflected in the 32 entities of the country.

Increase in COVID cases by state during the sixth wave

Status Active cases as of November, 29 Active cases as of December 20, Increase in active cases

Aguascalientes 81 301 220 – 271%

Zacatecas 53 181 128 – 241%

Baja California 386 760 374 – 196%

Baja California Sur 67 167 100 – 149%

Campeche 132 188 56 – 42%

Coahuila 115 359 244 – 212%

Colima 66 168 102 – 154%

Chiapas 16 114 98 – 612%

Chihuahua 530 614 84 – 15%

Mexico City 1,921 9,404 7,843 – 389%

Durango 32 108 76 – 237%

Guanajuato 201 727 526 – 261%

Guerrero 121 278 157 – 129%

Hidalgo 89 369 280 – 314%

Jalisco 193 767 574 – 297%

State of Mexico 521 2 thousand 560 2 thousand 39 – 391%

Michoacan 58 157 99 – 170%

Morelos 128 372 244 – 190%

Nayarit 58 172 114 – 196%

Nuevo León 238 thousand 296 thousand 58 – 444%

Oaxaca 77 309 232 – 301%

Puebla 271 570 299 – 110%

Queretaro 91 421 330 – 362%

Quintana Roo 661 1,324 663 – 100.3%

San Luis Potosi 164 486 322 – 196%

Sinaloa 87 586 499 – 573%

Sonora 380 595 215 – 56%

Tabasco 111 2580 2469 – 2000 224%

Tamaulipas 115 645 530 – 460%

Tlaxcala 16 117 101 – 631%

Veracruz 113 917 804 – 711%

Yucatan 740 935 195 – 26%

Tabasco is the state with the most significant rebound in COVID cases in the last three weeks, according to the rate, while Mexico City is the one that reported the most infections.

States such as Chiapas, Tlaxcala and Sinaloa, although they are not the ones with the most active cases of COVID, are the ones that reported a higher rate of active cases.

Sixth wave of COVID was predicted since September

The Pan American Health Organization said since September that Mexico would experience a new outbreak of COVID, this after the authorities reduced infection prevention measures.

The organization’s director of health emergencies, Ciro Ugarte, said that “every time the measures and recommendations against COVID have been relaxed, there has been an increase in cases, and when this transmission is very high in certain areas it leads to an increase in hospitalizations and deaths.

The reason for the rebound in COVID in Mexico is the celebrations between November and early January, such as the Day of the Dead, Christmas and New Year, which together with the cold season lead to an increase in infections.            

Source: El Financiero