Mexico Reaches 68,484 Deaths And 642,860 Covid-19 Infections

Mexico Reaches 68,484 Deaths And 642,860 Covid-19 Infections

Figures that cause astonishment and are increasing daily, Mexico will surely pass 69 thousand deaths by covid-19 tomorrow

The COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico reached 642,860 infections and 68,484 deaths with an increase of 5,351 infections and 703 deaths in the last 24 hours, reported the Ministry of Health of this country.

The cases of the last 24 hours reflected a percentage increase of 0.84% in the accumulated number of confirmed cases and 1.02% in deaths, said Salud when presenting the daily balance of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic.

Since the pandemic was declared in Mexico at the end of last February, 1,450,397 patients with symptoms of respiratory diseases have been subjected to studies, said the director of Epidemiology of Mexico, José Luis Alomía.

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Mexico reaches 68,484 deaths and 642,860 COVID-19 infections. Photo: Pixabay

41% were confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 727,817 patients were negative, representing around 50% of the study subjects, while 79,920 remain under suspicion because their laboratory results have not been received, the official said.

The health authorities estimate 676,212 cases of COVID-19 under the assumption of adding to the confirmed cases the percentage of suspected cases that are expected to test positive, about 41%.

Under the same precept, there is an estimate of 70,229 deaths from the infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

The number of patients recovered since the pandemic broke out has already reached 451,159, around 70% of all accumulated cases, according to the balance presented at the National Palace of Mexico.

Alomy confirmed that 10,589 (33%) of the 31,747 general beds are occupied for patients with mild signs and symptoms that are not more severe, and 3,030 of the 10,762 of those that are equipped with ventilators for patients who require to be intubated.

The states of Colima, Nayarit and Nuevo León accumulate the highest occupancy of general beds with 58% in the three cases, while in those equipped with a fan the highest occupancy is in Nuevo León (46%), Aguascalientes (45%) and Ciudad from Mexico (44%).

Currently, Mexico is eighth worldwide in confirmed cases behind the United States, India, Brazil, Russia, Peru, Colombia and South Africa and fourth in global deaths from COVID-19 after the United States, Brazil and India, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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