According to official data from the Mexican Ministry of Health, 1,707 people died on Wednesday after contracting the Coronavirus. The total number of dead increased to 161,240, although the actual number is estimated at more than 195,000.
The number of confirmed new infections increased by 12,153 to nearly 1.89 million.
Mexico has received only 766,000 doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, 686,000 of which were used for immunization, the others are reserved for the second dose, but only a few can receive it at present.
Pfizer’s next delivery of vaccines is expected in mid-February at the earliest.
Approval of the Russian vaccine
The Mexican government has allowed the import and use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine for immunization, however, a contract for its delivery has not yet been signed and its size is not known. The government expected 400,000 doses by the end of February.
Experts point out that all these quantities are too small to limit the development of the epidemic. Mexico has a population of over 130 million people.
According to the Associated Press, the government’s website dedicated to registering people who want to be vaccinated when possible is quickly disrupted due to the large number of vaccinations.
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