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Mexico registered 3,486 cases and 223 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours to add 67,781 deaths and 637,509 infections since the pandemic began at the end of February, health authorities revealed this Monday.

Until this Monday, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic presented percentage increases of 0.55% in cases and 0.33% in deaths, compared both with the 634,023 infections and 67,558 deaths in the previous report.

The director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, José Luis Alomía, confirmed that 1,435,703 people have undergone the study protocol to find out whether or not they have the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus disease.

Of this study universe, 40% had a positive result, a percentage figure that has been decreasing around 14 percentage points for six weeks in the country, “which means that the circulation of the virus has decreased,” he said.

Alomía explained that there are 719,981 patients, 50% of those who underwent the study, who have tested negative and therefore have already been ruled out for COVID-19.

Another 78,213 remain as suspected cases and are waiting for the laboratory study to confirm whether or not they have the infection.

The official explained that the estimate is 669,884 cases when considering confirmed cases plus a percentage of suspects that are believed to test positive; Similarly, 69,484 deaths are estimated in the country.

As of this Monday, 446,715 people who developed the disease have recovered, which is around 70% of all those who have been infected, Alomía explained.

Hospitals in Mexico have an availability of 66% of the 30,993 general beds that are ready to receive non-serious patients and 72% of those equipped with a ventilator for seriously ill patients are free.

The report of the health authorities confirmed an occupation of 10,230 general beds and 2,836 of those equipped with a ventilator.

As of this week, 10 states are in yellow (medium risk), 21 in orange (high risk) and 1 in red (maximum risk). So far none have been declared green (low risk).

Mexico is the eighth country worldwide in confirmed cases behind the United States, Brazil, India, Russia, Peru, Colombia and South Africa and the 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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