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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, confirmed Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 once again. 

The news comes almost exactly one year since the president tested positive for the first time in January 2021. 

“I wanted to let you all know that I have tested positive for COVID-19. Though my symptoms are mild I will be isolating and working from home until I have been given the all-clear,” wrote the president on his Twitter account. 

For the time being, the president will be represented by Interior Secretary Adán López Hernández at all meetings and official events. 

The 68-year-old has rarely been seen wearing a mask and has continued to keep up a busy travel schedule.

Also recently testing positive for COVID-19 are key members of the president’s cabinet, including Secretary of Economy Tatiana Clouthier and Minister of the Environment María Luisa Albores.  

Earlier: COVID explodes in Yucatán as new cases approach 300 in a single day

Though deaths from COVID-19 are much lower than they were this time last year, a new surge of infections is currently rattling the country.

The decrease in mortality due to COVID-19 has been attributed to Mexico’s overall successful vaccination strategy which kicked off in early 2021.

Daily infection numbers are now back to September levels when elements of a lockdown were still in place. However, Yucatán remains under the permissive green light for the time being. 

Last week, several media sources reported that Mexico reached a grizzly milestone in its battle against covid.

Mexico is said to likely surpass 300,0000 deaths from COVID-19 this week — the fifth highest death toll worldwide. 

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