Even without closure, more citizens confined to Covid spikes

Despite the fact that the federal government has refused to shut down activities and calls for restricting mobility due to the accelerated rise in infections by Covid-19, residents of Mexico have voluntarily reduced their leisure time. Is. ,

According to a mobility report by Google—one of the indicators used by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONSAT) to submit its report—nationally, on January 10, 2022, the number of restaurants, cafeterias, shopping Tour centers, museums and cinemas fell by four percent, while visits to parks, beaches, marinas, squares, public parks and dog stalls declined by 20 percent.

With regard to institutions, Mexico City—where the highest percentage of cases is focused on Micron’s growth—is the city with the biggest break when going out to restaurants, cinemas or shopping centers, with less than 19 percent; Nuevo León with -13 percent and San Luis Potosí and Zacatecas with -9 percent.

In the Mexican capital, despite calls for calm, there are those who prefer to exercise extreme caution. Diana Gonzalez, a lawyer by profession, assured that she has stopped going to the movies, malls or restaurants for two weeks.

“I prefer to be safe than sorry, other than the fact that my daughter is no longer in face-to-face classes because of the risk it poses on public roads,” she told La Rezon.

The jurist explained that when she has to go to court, she strengthens sanitary measures with double face masks, although she clarified that being 100 percent protected is impossible because there are people who no longer use face masks or gel Huh.

“Also, there are some shopping centers where they have stopped using filters, they no longer take the temperature and there is no antibacterial gel in sight. I worry about the apathy of people who don’t wear face masks, because I think they deserve it. They tell people they’re only going to get the flu and believe it’s very serious,” he says.

In contrast, Google’s Mobility Report shows a 34 percent increase in visits to grocery stores and pharmacies. In this area of ​​support for supermarkets and pharmacies, Tabasco leads the way, with 58 percent more visits. Chiapas comes with 50, Tlaxcala with 49 and Hidalgo with 47 percent.

Paloma Sánchez, the regional manager of a supermarket chain, told this newspaper that people continued to participate, but the difference between the state of Mexico and the nation’s capital over the past fifteen days was a reduction in members per household, as one of the four people who went to the pantry. Now only two come to shop.

“Yes, we have seen a decrease in people for 15 days, of course it is because of new infections, because in December we still saw four people making up our pantry and now one or two comes to the max; Even now, what we hardly see are children,” he explained.

Another problem, the employee commented, is that the price of tickets has been slashed in the final purchase, because until two weeks ago, they used to take an average of 1,500 pesos to the pantry and now it is half that.

“The price of tickets halved because people stopped buying more things and this is reflected when we cut weekly,” he said.

Paloma says the stores she manages have also seen multiple infections among her employees, which has also reduced attention to the service, as they are returning them to their homes.

With regard to labor mobility, the CDMX again shows the biggest decrease with -19 percent, followed by Sinaloa with -12 and San Luis Potosi -10.

Mario Hernandez, a private worker, assured that they had already returned him to confinement at work this week, because he has a cough and does not want to risk his arrival.

“I called my job and today they hired me remotely because I started with symptoms the day before yesterday. I just have a cough, but still they return me to my house, by Sunday I will take the test , “They said.

However, even before the symptoms, Mario no longer used to go on the road as usual because he feared that he would be infected by people who are carrying out their activities without taking care of themselves.

“He hasn’t even eaten on the street now. My work area is city center and I’ve seen less and less people at tacos or food stalls, I’m afraid they’ll get infected because the virus is so strong, he explained.

In this sense, according to a Google study, mobility in residential areas has increased by eight percent. Once again the CDMX showed the highest figure with 13 percent, followed by Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa and Yucatán with 11 percent.

  • Data: Despite Micron’s progress in Mexico, the country has not directed action to reduce mobility; The government has said its biggest bet is to continue to vaccinate people over the age of 15.

Mexico breaks its fourth record in consecutive cases

For the fourth day in a row, Mexico broke the record for daily COVID-19 infections, this time with 44,293 cases in 24 hours, the most in the entire pandemic.

On Tuesday itself, a new record was set, with 33,626 cases being reported, a figure which was again crossed the next day with 44,187, and which was maintained on Thursday, with 43,523. On Saturday, January 8, they added 30 1,671 infected.

In this way, the total number of cases accumulated till January 14 is four lakh 302 thousand 069.

The Ministry of Health (SSA), in its daily technical report, has also reported 195 deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 301,107 deaths till yesterday.

The agency announced that the estimated number of active cases stands at 289,422, the highest figure in the entire pandemic, and is 56 percent higher than what was recorded on Tuesday, when the indicator added 184,000 to 660 cases. Also, he told that there are 616 thousand 441 suspicious cases.

Regarding the hospital situation, the SSA highlighted that occupancy of normal beds has increased by two percentage points, from 26 to 28 per cent in the last 24 hours; While the fan beds remain at 16 per cent. On Tuesday alone, the percentages were 21 and 14 per cent respectively.

Regarding the National Immunization Strategy, the agency said that 937 thousand 885 doses were administered on Thursday, so far 82 lakh 725 thousand 740 people have been vaccinated, out of which 92 percent have a plan complete and eight percent dose.

Mexico City has the most vaccinated people, with 100 percent; Quintana Roo, 99, and Queretaro, 98; In contrast, the people with the lowest immunization population are Chiapas, with 69 percent; Guerrero and Oaxaca, 74 percent each.

CDMX does not change; morelos, yes

Earlier, officials in Mexico City announced that the nation’s capital would remain at green traffic lights for another week at an epidemiological risk; Conversely, the people of Morelos announced that the unit reverts to medium-risk yellow.

At a conference, Eduardo Clarke, Director of Digital Government, said that although there has been an increase in infections due to the Omicron wave, this is not reflected in hospitalizations “which continue at only 14 percent, this does not mean that We are reducing, but today’s cases do not affect people hospitalized as before.”

As of the last report, 1,239 people are hospitalized in Mexico City, of whom 208 require ventilators for respiratory support, while 1,492 people are hospitalized in the Valley of Mexico.

He told that on an average there are seven thousand positive people daily. However, he clarified that between eight and nine thousand infection days have been observed; Apart from the fact that the majority of people admitted to hospital were found to be because they do not want to be vaccinated or do not have a complete program and are over 50 years of age.

Separately, the governor of Morelos, Cuoutémoc Blanco, pointed out that given the substantial increase in positive cases, the unit would return to a yellow traffic light, above, a week after the SSA declared Morelos and 18 other states would be green. Fortnight from 10th January to 23rd January 2022.

“In Morelos, health comes first. As a protective measure against a surge in infections, our state returns to a yellow light with the restrictions it implies. Let’s not let our guard down! We’re still a are passing through the pandemic and the health of many people is still in danger, ”the president wrote on his social network.

In record numbers, before evacuations due to unemployment

Unemployment withdrawal from Retirement Fund Administrator (EFORS) was 22 thousand 042 million pesos in 2021, which is a record figure.

This amount is 10 percent more than in 2020.

According to the National Commission of the Retirement Savings System (KANsar), unemployment withdrawals totaled 1,985 million pesos in December last year, the highest figure since 2020, according to the agency. Resource Managers Coppel, Azteca, XXI Banorte are the ones who made the most withdrawals in 2021.

He reported that the Efor Coppel recorded an outflow of income for 4 thousand 742 million pesos, while the Azteca 3 thousand 981 and the Banorte Efor XXI, 3 thousand 770 million pesos.

Agency data shows that in 2018 there were withdrawals of 9 thousand 493 million pesos; In 2019, 12,030; In 2020, 20 thousand 068 and in 2021, 22 thousand 066, which shows an increase marked by the health emergency due to COVID-19.

By the month, August 2021 was the last one with the largest withdrawal outflow, registering 1,954 million pesos, then rising to 1,985 million pesos in December.

Between 2020 and 2021, dozens of companies closed their doors because of the pandemic, because they could not bear the lack of income to maintain their employees’ payrolls. For this reason, thousands of people found it necessary to go to their accounts to extract resources that would allow them to cover their expenses, as many found it difficult to find jobs due to confinement or infection by the virus.

Kansar details that those who have contributed to the IMSS for at least three months, have been unemployed for at least 46 consecutive days and have not had previous withdrawals in at least five years, apart from requesting withdrawals. can do.