Mexico | Mexico crossed the four million COVID-19 case mark on Tuesday, the highest number of new daily infections recorded in the country since September 8.
Authorities recognize the recurrence of the epidemic, but reject any new restrictions.
In Mexico, 15,184 new cases were reported on Tuesday, a record for nearly four months, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4,008,648, according to official figures from the Ministry of Health.
The officially registered death toll is close to 300,000 (299,711), with more than 130 in the last 24 hours.
Mexico (126 million people) is the fifth most affected country by death toll, but ranks 26th in terms of population mortality.
On December 3 the country identified the first case of the Omigron variant.
“This variant is really very contagious,” President Andres Manuel Lpez Obrador acknowledged Tuesday morning, saying it did not reflect an increase in deaths or an increase in hospital admissions.
The president rejected any new ban, summarizing his policy: “Continue to treat us, but do not intimidate us.”
Mexico, the seventh most visited country in the world, keeps its borders open during the holiday season, without asking immigrant travelers to register or test for the vaccine.
The government is focusing on vaccination. Began offering booster doses to teachers over the age of 60.
Mexico is one of the least experimental countries in the world.