After a week, Mexico added 36,611 new cases of COVID-19 and with it reached a total of 1 million 9,396 accumulated infections, according to figures from the federal Ministry of Health. In its daily technical report, presented by Ricardo Cortés, director of Health Promotion, the agency also reported this Monday that the number of deceased people stood at 98,861.
From one day to the next, the increase in cases was 2,874, which represents 0.3%. Meanwhile, the increase in deaths was 319, also equivalent to 0.3%. The update of the figures of the pandemic in the country also coincides with the news that the tests of the vaccine developed by the Chinese company CanSino have already begun in Mexico City and Quintana Roo. The beginning of these trials is seen with expectation and with the hope that both Mexico and the whole world can have a drug that stops the transmission of COVID-19.
Worldwide, this Monday the news that the Moderna company claimed that the vaccine it is developing has been highly effective against the coronavirus, even above 90%, caught attention. The drug developed by the Moderna company thus joins those released by Pfizer and by Russia, whose officials also claim that these substances are effective in nine out of 10 cases. The pandemic has already left more than 54 million total confirmed cases worldwide and 1.3 million deaths. Measured in absolute terms, Mexico ranks 11th in infections and fourth in deaths.
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