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Third wave is dissipating, Minister says

Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell said this week that confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Mexico have declined for the sixth consecutive week, a clear indication that the “third wave” of the pandemic is dissipating.

The third Covid wave began in Mexico about three months ago and has seen some of the highest daily case rates of the entire pandemic.

The country’s senior coronavirus spokesperson said 95 percent of the current cases are “mild” and that hospitalizations for the disease are 59 percent less  compared to the pandemic’s high point.

López-Gatell stressed that students returning to in-person classes has not contributed to a rebound in infections.

On average, around half a million doses of Covid vaccine are being applied each day across the nation, he said. “We are still on the right track to ensure that by October 31, the entire adult population is vaccinated with at least one dose.”

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