Mexico reported 548 new deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours to accumulate a total of 206,146 deaths from the disease, the Ministry of Health reported this Thursday.
The health authorities also reported 5,140 new infections in their daily technical report on the incidence of the coronavirus, for a total of 2,268,019 confirmed cases.
However, the official death toll may be much higher, since on March 28 the federal government itself reported in its most up-to-date report on the “excess mortality” that the country had registered 294,287 deaths associated with the covid until March 13 February, after studying death certificates.
Based on these data and those reported daily, the country would easily exceed 300,000 deaths from coronavirus, a figure that would place it at the same level as Brazil, second behind the United States, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
In addition, Mexico ranks fourteenth in the world in the number of infections.
The Director General of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, José Luis Alomía, reported in a conference that 6.21 million patients have been studied in Mexico since the beginning of the pandemic.
He indicated that the number of estimated cases is 2,460,495 when considering those awaiting the test result. Among them, there are an estimated 26,784 active cases, that is, 1%, who have presented symptoms in the last 14 days.
In addition, it reported 1,802,033 people in the country who are considered recovered after having suffered the disease.
The official pointed out that the average national occupancy of general beds that treat covid-19 patients is 17% and in terms of intensive care beds with a respirator there is a national occupancy of 22%.
Regarding deaths, Mexico City, the focus of the pandemic, accumulates 19.4% of all deaths nationwide, that is, almost one in every five deaths.
At the conference it was explained that to this day 10,642,873 million doses of the vaccine against covid-19 have been administered to the Mexican population, 334,359 in the last 24 hours.
Just on Wednesday, Mexico applied 530,178 doses, a record for a single day.
In addition, it was reported that a total of 1,664,658 people have received the two doses necessary to complete the vaccination schedule.
The vaccination program currently includes adults over 60 years of age, medical personnel and educational personnel.
This Thursday, Mexico received 487,500 doses of vaccines from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer-BioNTech from Germany.
With that figure, Mexico has so far received 14,710,450 doses from five pharmaceutical companies that, added to the 1,375,300 doses of CanSino Biologics, packaged in the country, make a total of 16,085,750 doses.
With 126 million inhabitants, Mexico has committed 34.4 million doses of the American vaccine Pfizer, 79.4 million of the British AstraZeneca, 35 million of the Chinese CanSino, 24 million of the Russian Sputnik V, 20 million of the Chinese Sinovac, 12 million from the also Chinese Sinopharm and 51.4 million from the WHO Covax platform.
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