A new record was set Thursday for new coronavirus cases for the second time in two days.
Federal health authorities reported 24,975 new cases in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 3.45 million. On Wednesday, they reported 22,711 new cases.
Another 608 deaths were reported, bring the accumulated death toll to 246,811.
After a brief lull in which there was a slight decline, estimated Covid cases are up 4% to 146,525.
Healthcare workers administered 1.03 million doses of coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, bringing the total number of doses given to nearly 75 million people. Fifty-nine percent of the adult population has received at least one shot.
In other Covid news:
• New case numbers set a record in Veracruz with 941 registered in the previous 24 hours, the state’s health minister said Thursday morning. It was the second time in a week that the record was broken after 941 new cases were reported Saturday. The state also reported 5,089 active cases.
Twelve hospitals were reported full and 14 others with occupancy over 52%. Hospitals with the highest occupany rates are in the municipalities of Veracruz, Xalapa, Poza Rica, Tuxpan, Coatzacoalcos, Minatitlán and Boca del Río.
• Oaxaca’s minister of health confirmed Wednesday afternoon that 24 hospitals were full for the third day in a row. Occupancy of Covid care beds was at 74%, leaving only 121 beds available in the state.
The number of active cases was estimated at 2,392, up from just 543 at the beginning of July.
With reports from Milenio