Mexico records deadliest coronavirus week yet with 7,000 deaths | Inquirer News

Mexico records deadliest coronavirus week yet with 7,000 deaths

/ 11:23 PM January 17, 2021
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Mexico City

Paramedic Daniel Reyes waits outside the hospital with a 63-year-old patient, who suffers from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and is inside the ambulance while waiting for a free bed, as hospitals are fully occupied during the continued outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mexico City, Mexico Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo by CARLOS JASSO / Reuters)

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has registered its worst week yet of the pandemic, with a record number of infections from the new coronavirus and more than 7,000 COVID-19 deaths, government data showed on Saturday.

There were 20,523 new coronavirus cases and 1,219 more fatalities on Saturday, pushing total confirmed infections to 1,630,258 and deaths to 140,241, the Health Ministry said.


For the week ending Saturday, Mexico recorded more than 7,000 deaths for the first time, while posting over 106,200 new cases.

Mexico’s real number of infected people and deaths is likely significantly higher than the official count, the government has said, because of a lack of widespread testing.



For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19 Mexico
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.