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Large crowds continue to form in Mexico City in spite of a growing third wave. Large crowds continue to form in Mexico City in spite of a growing third wave.

7 states report growth in Covid case numbers; Saturday figures almost break record

Another 7,172 new Covid-19 cases were reported Monday

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Federal health authorities said another 7,172 new Covid-19 cases were reported Monday as the third wave of the coronavirus continues to show steady growth.

There were 272 deaths reported Monday and 133,866 active cases.

Total accumulated cases now come to 3.108 million and deaths, 248,652.

Mexico recorded 23,642 new cases on Saturday, the second-largest single-day increase since the pandemic began, along with 753 deaths.

Sunday saw 9,295 new cases and 213 deaths.

Meanwhile, seven states have been particularly affected by increases in new cases in recent days.

In San Luis Potosí, the Ministry of Health declared on Sunday that the state was now red on the coronavirus stoplight map, a decision driven by hospitalization numbers, deaths and new case numbers.

Health Minister Miguel Ángel Lutzow Steiner said the state was currently at the worst stage yet in the third wave of Covid-19. He said the pandemic is now affecting more children and adolescents.

A record 932 new cases in 24 hours were reported on Sunday.

• Health officials in Oaxaca confirmed Sunday that Covid-19 cases have surged in four regions of the state, where hospitals are reporting occupancy of 70%-90%.

Of the 2,750 active cases 90% were concentrated in the Central Valleys, the Papaloapan Basin, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the Coast.

A vaccination center in Colima.
A vaccination center in Colima.

Of the 471 hospital beds available for coronavirus patients, 340 were occupied as of Saturday afternoon.

The average number of patients admitted daily due to complications arising from coronavirus shot up from 140 in April to 326 so far in August, according to state health data.

The number of hospitals at 100% occupancy reached 25 on Friday.

Officials warned that observing preventative health measures and getting vaccinated were a matter of “life and death.”

• The numbers have also shot up in Guanajuato, where 3,088 people have tested positive in the last six days. León is seeing the worst of it with 980 new cases between August 10 and 15. In one week there were 21 deaths while the state-wide total was 65 during the same period.

Other hot spots are Irapuato and Celaya.

Every day an average of 500 new cases are being reported throughout the state.

• In Tamaulipas, a dry law went into effect on Monday and new restrictions were announced for businesses after the state recorded more than 600 new cases in a 24-hour period, the largest one-day increase in new cases since the pandemic began.

As of Sunday evening, there were 4,191 active cases. 

A state-wide dry law is now in effect on weekends.

Hidalgo Health Minister Efraín Benítez Herrera warned that his state is in a critical situation having hit a single-day total of 505 cases.

• New case numbers in Colima set a new daily record Saturday, surpassing 500 for the first time. 

The 515 new cases bring the accumulated total to 19,735.

Efforts were under way to convert several hospitals to accommodate Covid patients and make an additional 200 beds available 

Colima and Manzanillo are the municipalities with the highest number of new cases, each with 142, and 3,850 active cases.

• Daily case numbers also broke a record in Nayarit at 498. The highest numbers of active cases was reported in Tepic, with 198, and Bahía de Banderas with 156.

With reports from El Universal, Milenio

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