COVID19 cases spike in Mexico as Omicron surges

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COVID19 cases spike in Mexico as Omicron surges

On April 6, 2022, nurse waits for people to come in to get AstraZeneca or Pfizer COVID 19 vaccines at a vaccination center in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico. The increase is a sign that another wave of the disease is spreading through the country, experts say.

In a regular news conference Tuesday, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said that there was a progressive increase in the frequency of cases over the last nine weeks.

Most of the cases in the country are of the Omicron BA, according to Lopez-Gatell. 5 subvariants, which cause cold-like symptoms.

Deaths are also being kept under control, he said.

Mexico recorded an average of 24 deaths a day over the past seven days, according to Health Ministry data.

Lopez-Gatell said the rate at which cases are increasing is encouraging because it shows that protection we all have, either because we have suffered from COVID or because we were vaccineed, or both, works and makes the spread slower than it was. Germany's seven-day COVID 19 incidence rate increased to 533 infections per 100,000 inhabitants amidst the summer wave, according to the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases.

The number went up from 489 on the previous day.

The RKI reported that the number of daily COVID 19 infections was 119,360 on Thursday after hitting 100,000 new infections within 24 hours earlier this month.

Infections are driven by the more contagious Omicron subvariants BA. RKI said something. There was a share of BA within a week. In Germany, the number of 5 more than doubled to around 24 percent.

We are facing a very hard autumn, said Karl Lauterbach, Health Minister at a press conference on Thursday. The summer wave has already started, but it will be more difficult in the fall. Lauterbach will present the country's COVID 19 health measures for the coming fall after examining the results of an expert report on the effectiveness of past COVID 19 measures, which is due to be completed in early July.

In order to be better prepared for the coming year, Germany is procuring a wide range of vaccines. The Ministry of Health said these include vaccines adapted to the Omicron variant. There are gaps in vaccine that need to be closed. READ MORE: Germany's COVID 19 jab panel: One shot enough for children to be shot.

Maria Assisi holds her four-year-old daughter Mia as nurse Margie Rodriguez administers the first dose of the Moderna COVID 19 vaccine on June 21, 2022 in Montefiore Medical Group in Bronx borough of New York City. TED SHAFFREY AP Advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously voted to use Moderna Inc's COVID 19 vaccine for children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years old.

That would mean that both mRNA COVID vaccines would be available to Americans ages 6 months old and up.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, based on similar messenger RNA technology, is available for teens for over a year and for children aged 5 -- 11 since October.

The CDC official Sara Oliver told the expert advisory panel that about 25 million US children and adolescents in that age group have yet to receive a dose of a COVID 19 vaccine.