Mexico City’s government will speed up COVID-19 vaccinations to its more than 9 million inhabitants starting next week as infections and hospitalizations have risen significantly, mostly among younger people, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said on Friday.
The number of people in Mexico City hospitalized with COVID-19 rose by 650 from last week to 1,871. Infections are hitting 18- to 39-year-olds, many of them unvaccinated, the hardest, according to the mayor’s office.
“This increase we’re seeing in hospitalizations, the only way to reduce it is getting vaccinated and being mindful of sanitary measures,” said Sheinbaum.
Sheinbaum gave the green light for all residents over 30 years of age to get vaccinated anywhere in the city as of Tuesday.
“Go get vaccinated … getting vaccinated is fundamental so you don’t get the disease,” Sheinbaum said.
Some 63% of Mexico City residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 38.5% have had the two doses, as Sheinbaum’s government aims to have at least one dose given to 74% of residents and to have 41% fully vaccinated by July 26.
Several days this week, Mexico posted its biggest daily increases in new COVID-19 infections since February, as a fresh wave of contagion threatened to undermine the government’s efforts.
As of Thursday, Mexico has registered 2,629,648 total infections and 235,740 deaths since the pandemic began. The government has said the real number of cases is likely significantly higher, and separate data published recently suggested the actual death toll could be 60% higher than the official count.
Despite the new surge, Sheinbaum said Mexico City was not planning to re-impose confinement measures or suspend activities.
“We’re not aiming to reduce any activities: social, economic or cultural … The goal is to vaccinate,” said Sheinbaum.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom
more recommended stories
Valet parking worker gets shot at Tulum restaurant
A valet parking worker was shot.
Protesters show up at informative public meeting regarding the Maya Train Project in Mérida
On Friday, May 13th, civil groups,.
Renán Barrera seeks to attract projects from countries members of the European Community
“The best way to promote economic.
Homicides and extortions unstoppable in Acapulco, Mexico
With information from Alina Navarrete Fernández/Correspondent / Latinus.
Tragedy in Tixpéhual, Yucatan; once again a young man takes his own life in this town
On Wednesday, May 11th, a 24-year-old.
Yucatan is present at the Binational Summit of Prosecutors in the United States
The flow of illicit merchandise, human.
Moisés Poot Tun is the pride of Hunucmá!
Shoes, bags, key rings, belts, earrings,.
Yucatecan mother demands her son to be transferred due to constant school bullying
Mother denounces bullying in Kinchil elementary.
Yucatan prepares for the start of the hurricane season
The facilities of the Ninth Military.
Ladder found while cleaning the bottom of the famous Zací cenote in Valladolid
The famous Zací cenote in Valladolid,.