There are 9,941 cases of covid in children after returning to school;  López-Gatell denies rebound

Hugo López-Gatell, undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, denied today September 14, 2021 that there has been a rebound in covid cases in minors after returning to face-to-face classes on August 30. The number of cases in minors between 5 and 17 years of age stands at 9,941.

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During the President’s morning press conference Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), a graph was presented that shows that during the last week there is no increase in covid cases in children between 5 and 17 years of age. The graph shows the figure of 9,941 cases.

Covid cases in children from 5 to 17 years old

Covid cases in children from 5 to 17 years old.
Source: Presidency of the Republic

López-Gatell He pointed out that, together with the Ministry of Public Education (SEP), the situation of the schools is closely monitored.

“It is not shown that there is an increase in cases in minors. Although it has been two weeks since the schools opened on August 30, the epidemic in minors has not rebounded, in general it is going down, but the specific group of minors is not indicated that they are rebounding ”.

The Undersecretary of Health added that less than 10% of the cases that are registered are minors and more than 95% of the cases in general are mild.

With information from the Presidency of the Republic

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