Health authorities confirm 23 cases of Ómicron in Mexico; 16 are in the CDMX

HUgo Lopez Gatell (Photo: Presidencia de la República)

The Ministry of Health reported that Mexico registers 23 cases of the Omicron variant; 16 are in CDMX and 6 more in Edomex.

Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, reported that in Mexico 23 cases of the variant of COVID-19, Ómicron, have been detected, where he highlights that 70% of those infected were not vaccinated.

In a press conference from the National Palace, the federal official explained that the confirmed cases presented mild symptoms, and only in one of the cases was preventive hospitalization applied.

In Mexico City, there is a record of 16 cases, of which 10 are men and 6 are women, in an age range of 30 to 35 years. In these cases, 56% had no vaccination history.

Additionally, the sequencing of three more possible cases is expected.

In the case of the State of Mexico, the Ministry of Health identified six samples where four are from men and two from women, in all cases, there was no vaccination history.

In Sinaloa, a case is being studied, while on Dec. 20th, the positive case for Ómicron was confirmed in a woman from Tamaulipas.

“We have 23 omicron samples, three samples have been analyzed in detail. Of these cases, 70% did not have a vaccine. These positive cases are in four entities. In Sinaloa there is a case study ”, stated López-Gatell.

“Of the 23 omicron positives, all have mild symptoms, one was hospitalized in a preventive manner. Most of those who occupy the hospitals are unvaccinated people, the same happens with omicron ”, he added.

In three cases, the origin of the disease was imported, while in the remaining 20 its origin is still being studied.

López-Gatell commented that if necessary, the hospital conversion response is intact and attention can be given to a rebound in COVID-19 cases.

“Hospitals have been vacating, at this time we have just over 10% of Covid beds. The reconversion capacity is intact, they can be reactivated at any time at the rate that is necessary ”.