Mexico reached 901,268 confirmed cases this Tuesday and 89,814 deaths from the COVID-19 by accumulating in the last 24 hours 5,942 new infections and 643 deaths, reported the Ministry of Health of this country.
With those figures, Mexico It is the tenth country with the most infections and the fourth with the most absolute deaths from the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The accumulated cases represented percentage increases of 0.66% and 0.72% in deaths, both figures compared to those reported the previous day, the authorities specified when presenting the daily balance of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
The pandemic grows
COVID-19 has established itself as the fourth cause of death in Mexico, behind the diseases of the heart, diabetes and malignant tumors, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).
In the National Palace, in the Mexican capital, the director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, reported that since the declaration of the pandemic2,323,014 people have undergone studies, with a positivity rate of 40%.
In addition to the positive cases, there are 1,086,229 people who tested negative for the virus and they have been classified 335,517 suspects, 181,405 without sample, 101,684 without the possibility of having a result and 52,428 with the possibility of having it.
Based on the positivity index (40% of the patients studied), the health authorities make projections that in the country there are 1,045,428 estimated cases, 5% of which (48,350) are considered positive with symptoms developed in the last fourteen days.
The figure of recovered patients It has reached 659,473, representing a growth of 4,355 compared to the previous day, according to official figures.
During the national balance, they were reported 15,075 suspicious deaths that have been classified as no sample (10,484), with no possibility of result (4,145) and those that if the cause of death can be known (446).
12,328 COVID-19 patients are admitted to hospitals in Mexico, of which 2,838 occupy beds equipped with fan, equivalent to intensive therapy, said the director of Epidemiology.
The average national occupancy is 33% in general beds, with the state of Chihuahua as the highest with 75% and with Chiapas as the lowest level of general hospitalization, with 3%, he pointed out.
Mexico City, State of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, Jalisco, Baja California, Nuevo León, Sinaloa, Guanajuato and Sonora are the 10 entities that have registered the highest number of deaths and that together represent more than half (63%) of all the from the country.