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Report 92,100 deaths from COVID-19 in Mexico

The Mexican Ministry of Health reported 205 deaths and 3,763 new infections this Monday, during the last 24 hours, for a total of 92,100 deaths and 933,155 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.

In today’s technical report, Mexican health authorities confirmed percentage increases of 0.22% in deaths and 0.40% in infections, in contrast to Sunday’s figures.

Since the start of the pandemic, on February 28, 2,414,882 patients with signs and symptoms of the coronavirus have been studied in Mexico and had a positivity rate of 38%.

Among the universe of patients studied there are 933,155 who had a positive for the viral infection, 1,132,159 with a negative result and 349,568 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 687,420 patients are considered recovered cases.

Health authorities currently have 15,290 suspicious deaths that are classified as those without a sample (10,537), those without a diagnosis (4,274) and those that can (479).

According to the report, the authorities’ projections indicate that there are currently 1,080,890 estimated cases in Mexico, 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 5% of the estimated cases, which correspond to 45,702, represent the active epidemic in the country, being patients who developed symptoms in the last 14 days.

Regarding deaths, Mexico City, 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 (62.6% ) of all of the country.

With 15,231 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 from malignant tumors, and only below diabetes and heart disease, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) .