"At the end of the year (2022) we reached the peak and as of the first week of January a downward process already started," the undersecretary said.
According to the official, the downward trend in the sixth wave of the pandemic could continue in the coming weeks, until the end of the spread cycle of the epidemic.
Until the first week of January, there was a trend of 36 deaths per day from this disease, said Lopez-Gatell, who added that this rate is also experiencing a reduction.
Hugo López Gatell informó que la sexta ola de #COVID19 ha comenzado a descender, tras alcanzar su punto máximo a finales de 2022, e informó que comenzó a bajar desde la primera semana de enero #AzuceanxFórmula
Hugo Lopez Gatell reported that the sixth wave of COVID-19 has begun to decline, after peaking at the end of 2022, and reported that it began to decline since the first week of January.
The undersecretary said that unlike other phases, during the current wave, the occupation of hospital beds in general for respiratory diseases, as well as those using ventilators for the most serious cases, remained at minimum levels.
According to official data, occupancy is currently 6 percent for general beds and 2 percent for beds requiring ventilators.
Lopez-Gatell recommended the population to get vaccinated and said that in view of the possibility of new Covid-19 outbreaks this year, the country's health sector has already prepared a booster campaign.