MEX1749. MEXICO CITY (MEXICO), 12/30/2021.- General view of the stands, games and mechanical attractions at the Christmas Festival, today, in the Zócalo of Mexico City. The emblematic Zócalo of the capital welcomes this Thursday the last visitors in its so-called Christmas Verbena, a show with concerts and attractions, which will end early due to the coronavirus pandemic. EFE / Madla Hartz
According to data from the global initiative for the sequencing of the virus Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID), in Mexico the number of people infected with the Omicron variant already rises to 254. To these data are added the 30 cases that were recently reported by the government of the state of Nuevo León.
It should be noted that, on December 25, the platform that collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that 42 cases with the new variant of COVID-19 were registered in the country, of which 30 were found in Mexico City (CDMX), eight in the State of Mexico (Edomex), three in Tamaulipas and one in the border state of Sinaloa.
In this way, the cases reported by GISAID soared by 500% in just five days. According to the platform in charge of collecting clinical and epidemiological data, of the 254 infections with Ómicron, 159 are in the capital and 35 in Edomex; while Quintana Roo and Yucatán have 18 and 13 cases, respectively.
The other states in which cases with the new variant of the coronavirus disease have been registered are Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Puebla, Sinaloa, Chiapas, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Baja California and Guerrero, as indicated by GISAID. However, the Guerrero government ruled out the existence of Ómicron records in the entity.
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