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Mexico has a high fatality rate from covid; almost 4 times higher than the average in the world


Mexico has a high fatality rate from covid; almost 4 times higher than the average in the world

MEXICO CITY.

Covid-19 patients who arrive at hospitals in Mexico have the highest fatality rates among the inhabitants of the 25 countries with the largest population in the world.

At this time, the fatality due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the country amounts to 9.9 percent, four times higher than the world average of 2.6 percent.

According to the most recent Bulletin on covid-19 Public Health and Epidemiology, of the Department of Public Health of the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM, in this context, lethality is an indicator of the effectiveness of medical care and does not express the probability of dying of a person who acquires the SARS-CoV-2 virus since only diagnosed cases are counted.

In this way, the fatality among Mexicans due to the new coronavirus is double that registered among the Chinese (5.2 percent), where the pandemic began.

It exceeds the fatality rate among Italians (5.9 percent), Egyptians (5.8 percent) and Iranians (5.7 percent) by four percentage points. And it triples that of the Vietnamese (3 percent), Brazilians (2.9 percent) and French (2.7 percent).

According to the publication of the Department of Public Health, fatality in Mexico reached its highest level in July, with 12.4 percent.

In the top ten of the countries that have the highest fatality due to covid-19 are after Mexico, Italy, Egypt, Iran, China, the United Kingdom (4.7 percent), Tanzania (4.1 percent), Indonesia (3.4 percent) Vietnam and Brazil

On the list are France, Turkey, Republic of the Congo and South Africa, with a fatality of 2.7 percent.

Next are the United States (2.5 percent), Pakistan (2 percent), Germany (2 percent), Philippines (1.9 percent), Nigeria (1.8 percent), Japan (1.7 percent), Russia (1.7 percent) percent), Thailand (1.6 percent), Ethiopia (1.5 percent), India (1.5 percent), and Bangladesh (1.5 percent).

For men over 50 years of age, the fatality rate is higher than the national average.

In the article Lethality due to covid-19 in Mexico, prepared by professors of the Department of Public Health, it is detailed that the lethality is higher in men than in women: 12.4% and 7.3%, respectively, which means that they have 70 percent more likely to die.

It also increases with age. From 50 years of age in men, the fatality rate exceeds the national figure, standing at 15.9 percent, and the highest rates are registered after age 70: 41.5%, 49.2% and 48.1% in men aged 70-79 years, 80-89 and 90 years and over, respectively.

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