Mexico reached 799,188 confirmed cases on Wednesday and 82,726 deaths from COVID-19 with the notification of 4,580 infections and 378 deaths on this day, reported the country’s health authorities.
The accumulated infections by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus had a percentage increase of 0.57% and deaths grew by 0.46% with respect to the statistics of the balance presented the previous day by the authorities.
With the percentage rate of daily growth of both cases and deaths, it is likely that this Thursday the 800,000 confirmed infections and the 83,000 accumulated deaths will be exceeded since the pandemic was declared in Mexico at the end of February.
When presenting the daily balance at the National Palace, the director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, revealed that to date 2,037,413 patients have been studied, of which around 39% tested positive for COVID-19.
Alomy confirmed a total of 297,231 suspected cases classified among cases without a sample (169,245), those with no possibility of having a result (91,184) and those that did await an opinion (36,802).
Health authorities report that 43% of suspected patients will be positive, a statistic that together with confirmed cases allows the Ministry of Health to calculate the estimated cases in the country at 926,906, 36,802 of which would be active.
Using the same model, Alomía established the estimated deaths at 94,015, the sum of those that have been confirmed plus a percentage of the suspects who will be positive for COVID-19.
In the country, 560,895 people have already been recovered, a figure that represents around 70% of all patients who developed the disease since the beginning of the pandemic.
Hospital occupancy in the country is at a level of 28% of the 28,688 general beds and 23% of those that have a ventilator to be occupied by patients who require assistance to breathe.
Alomia confirmed that 8,030 of the general beds and 2,421 beds with ventilators are occupied, with the states of Nuevo León and the Mexican capital being the entities that report the highest rate of use of these hospital spaces.
Regarding accumulated cases, the entities with the highest number of cases are: Mexico City, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Nuevo León, Sonora, Veracruz, Tabasco and Puebla, all with more than 3,000 cases and that together make up more than half (55%) of all accumulated cases registered in the country.
Mexico City records most of the accumulated cases in the country and alone represents 17% of all cases.
COVID-19 is still the fourth leading cause of death in Mexico, only below heart disease, diabetes and malignant tumors, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).