The COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico It 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 of confirmed cases and 1.02% in deaths, said Salud when presenting the daily balance of the coronavirus pandemic SARS-CoV-2.
The tests carried out
Since the pandemic was declared in Mexico at the end of last February, one million 450,397 patients presenting symptoms of disease have been subjected to studies. respiratory diseasessaid the director of Epidemiology of Mexico, José Luis Alomía.
41% were confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 727,817 patients, representing around 50% of the study subjects, tested negative, 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 figure of recovered patients Since the pandemic broke out, it has already reached 451,159, around 70% of all accumulated cases, according to the balance presented at the National Palace of Mexico.
Alomía confirmed that 10,589 (33%) of the 31,747 general beds for patients with mild signs and symptoms that are not of greater severity, and 3,030 of the 10,762 of which are equipped with ventilators for patients requiring intubation.
The states of Colima, Nayarit and Nuevo León accumulate the higher occupation of general beds with 58% in the three cases, while in those equipped with a fan the highest occupancy is found in Nuevo León (46%), Aguascalientes (45%) and Mexico City (44%).
Currently, Mexico is in eighth place worldwide in confirmed cases behind the U.S, India, Brazil, Russia, Peru, Colombia and South Africa and the fourth in global deaths from COVID-19 after the US, Brazil and India, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.