Mexico reported 142 deaths and 4,430 new infections on Sunday, during the last 24 hours, for a total of 91,895 deaths and 929,392 cases confirmed by COVID-19 in the country, reported the Ministry of Health.
In today’s technical report, health authorities confirmed percentage increases of 0.15 percent in deaths and 0.47 percent in infections, in contrast to Saturday’s figures.
Since the start of the pandemic, on February 28, in Mexico, 2,410,306 patients with signs and symptoms of the coronavirus have been studied and who had a positivity rate of 38 percent.
Among the universe of patients studied there are 929,392 who had a positive for the viral infection, 1,126,280 with a negative result and 354,634 remain as suspected cases.
The health authorities classify suspected cases into those that do not have a sample, those that there is no possibility of having a result and those that do wait to know the diagnosis of their test. The report highlighted that 682,044 patients are considered recovered cases.
Health authorities currently have 15,248 suspicious deaths that are classified as those without a sample (10,520), those without a diagnosis (4,269) and those that can (459).
According to the report, the authorities’ projections suggest that in Mexico there are currently 1,078,810 estimated cases, a figure that is obtained by adding the positives plus the percentage of suspects (42%) who are thought to test positive.
It was pointed out that five percent of the estimated cases, corresponding to 50,981, represent the active epidemic in the country, being patients who developed symptoms in the last 14 days.
Regarding deaths, Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Baja California, Sinaloa, Guanajuato and Sonora are the 10 entities that have registered the highest number and together they represent more than half (62.7 %) of all those in the country. With 15,202 deaths, the Mexican capital, alone, accumulates 16.5% of all deaths nationwide.
Mexico is the tenth country with the most infections and the fourth with the most absolute deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in Mexico, above the more than 85,000 deaths per year due to malignant tumors, and only below diabetes and heart disease, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).