Wed, 18 May 2022

MEXICO CITY, May 10 (Xinhua) -- The spread of COVID-19 in Mexico reached "minimal activity" last week, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo Lopez-Gatell said Tuesday.

The official noted that deaths due to the virus went down to one for the first week in May, from six recorded last month.

"The COVID-19 epidemic continues to be stable, with minimal activity," Lopez-Gatell told reporters.

There were 370 infections between May 1 and 7, compared to 623 registered during the week of April 3 to 9, he said.

Hospital occupancy for COVID-19 patients was 2 percent, according to official statistics, while some hospitals no longer had any pandemic patients, Lopez-Gatell pointed out.

As of Monday, Mexico had accumulated 5,745,228 COVID-19 cases and 324,463 deaths.

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