Last Updated: 07/27/2021
In Mexico, as of July 18, an average of 10,124 new cases of COVID-19 are being reported every day – five times more than the 2,000 recorded in early June. The number is still rising. Mexico has fully inoculated over 21% of its population of 130.2 million people, up from 14% in June. Mexico plans to vaccinate more people in communities close to the United States border to help reopen border crossings. Lockdowns in Mexico are different from state to state, since the strictness of each one changes based on how many cases are being reported there. The COVID-related death toll remains high at over 200,000 deaths.
The majority of Compassion child development centers are making calls and home visits to check on children and their families; a few have begun meeting in small groups. All frontline church partners have received flyers on disease prevention and treatment that they can print and distribute in their communities. Staff members have been able to distribute nearly 441,000 food packs and almost 219,000 hygiene kits and have provided medical support to nearly 55,000 individuals.