MEXICO CITY — Mexico continues to see record increases in coronavirus cases, with a 24-hour caseload of 13,734 confirmed infections setting a new high for the second consecutive day.
Officials also reported a near-record of 1,044 more deaths. The country has recorded about 1.49 million infections and over 131,000 deaths so far in the pandemic.
Experts say Mexico’s extremely low testing rate means that is an undercount, and official estimates suggest the real death toll is over 180,000.
The country’s vaccination effort is moving slowly, with 4,444 shots administered Thursday — a rate similar to previous days.
In Mexico City, the current center of the pandemic in Mexico, 89% percent of hospital beds are full.