Mexico exceeds 753,090 infections and adds 78,492 deaths from Covid-19

Mexico exceeds 753,090 infections and adds 78,492 deaths from Covid-19

Mexico continues to be one of the countries most affected by covid-19 and already exceeds 753,090 infections

The health authorities of Mexico reported this Friday that the cases of COVID-19 in the country reached 753,090 and the deaths to 78,492 since the declaration of the pandemic at the end of last February.

In the last 24 hours, 4,775 new cases and 414 deaths were reported, with respective percentage increases of 0.68% and 0.53% with respect to infections and deaths the previous day, the authorities reported.

In the daily balance on the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, confirmed one million 983,157 notified people, which are those with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 or suspected suspects without necessarily having been made a proof.

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Mexico exceeds 753,090 infections and adds 78,492 deaths from COVID-19. Photo: EFE

38% of the people in this group correspond to positive cases accumulated in the country; while there was a negative result in 905,584 patients, according to the figures reported in the daily balance.

The group of suspects is made up of 324,483 patients divided into subgroups of people without a sample (188,656), without the possibility of having a result (92,648) and those awaiting the result (43,179).

Alomía reported that the case of suspected patients who will have a laboratory result is because their sample never arrived at the laboratory or was rejected because it did not meet the characteristics of the protocol.

The health authorities considered that in the country there may be 91,713 estimated deaths and 894,445 estimated cases of COVID, with 5% of them (43,179) classified as active cases for having developed symptoms in the last fourteen days.

Alomía confirmed that since the declaration of the pandemic, 541,518 people have already recovered, 71.9% of the total of those who have fallen ill with COVID-19.

Hospital occupancy is found in 28% of the 29,425 general beds and 23% of which 10,754 equipped with a ventilator to treat patients who arrive in a more serious condition.

As of today, in the country there are 8,119 used general beds and 21,306 free beds and 2,522 beds with ventilators that are occupied by 8,232 in availability.

Mexico ranks fourth in the world for the number of deaths, behind the United States, Brazil and India, and is seventh in the number of cases.

COVID-19 is the fourth leading cause of death in Mexico, only below heart disease, diabetes and malignant tumors, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).