MEXICO CITY: Mexico's health ministry on Saturday (Mar 6) reported 6,561 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country and 779 fatalities, bringing its total to 2,125,866 infections and 190,357 deaths.
Officials have been frustrated by bottlenecks in the vaccine supply and raised concerns that wealthy countries are hoarding vaccines against COVID-19.
On Monday, the administration of US President Joe Biden downplayed the prospect of sharing vaccines with Mexico.
Mexico has so far administered roughly 2.7 million vaccine doses, enough for about 1.1per cent of the population, according to data compiled by Reuters.
Health officials have said the real number of infected people and deaths in Mexico is likely significantly higher than the official count.