The Ministry of Health of Mexico reported this Saturday that the country added 225 new deaths due to covid-19 in the last 24 hours, to reach a total of 220,384 deaths associated with the disease.
In addition, the country registers 2,380,690 confirmed infections after detecting 2,695 more cases compared to the previous day.
With this data, Mexico ranks as the fourth country in the world with the most deaths, behind the United States, Brazil and India, and the fifteenth in number of confirmed infections, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.
However, the real data are higher than those registered, as the same Government admitted at the end of March that its country registers an excess of mortality associated with the covid-19 of almost 300,000 people since the beginning of the pandemic.
The estimated number of cases is 2,567,139 when considering those awaiting the test result.
Among them, there are an estimated 19,299 active cases, that is, 1%, who have presented symptoms in the last 14 days.
Since the start of the pandemic, 1,899,742 people have been recovered.
The average occupancy of general beds in Mexican hospitals is 11% and 14% in terms of intensive care beds with a respirator.
Hospital occupancy has decreased by 84% compared to the maximum peak reached in January, when hospitals in several cities such as the capital were saturated.
“The message is not to lower your guard, this does not mean that there is no pandemic,” Santa Ceballos, director of the Epidemiological Surveillance of Communicable Diseases, warned at a virtual press conference.
With 126 million inhabitants, Mexico has administered a total of 22,869,482 doses of vaccines against covid-19, of which 435,586 correspond to the last day.
In total, 10,412,991 people have completed the vaccination schedule with the two necessary doses.
For now, the vaccination program includes all those over 50 years of age, health personnel, teachers and pregnant women.
The Mexican government accumulates 29.17 million doses from five different pharmaceutical companies: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, Sinovac and CanSino.
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