On Friday, the number of fatalities in the country exceeded that of China, the nation where the first outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was recorded.
The Ministry of Health reported this Saturday that deaths from the new coronavirus exceeded 5,000 in Mexico. According to the statements made by Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Health, the fatalities stood at 5 thousand 45. On the other hand, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 47 thousand 144.
In the cut presented by the health authorities on Friday, the number of accumulated confirmed cases was 45 thousand 32, while that of deaths was 4 thousand 767. López-Gatell added that of the accumulated cases, about 25 percent, that is, 10 thousand 681 are active, that is, they presented symptoms of the condition in the last two weeks.
Of these, 2,718 are in Mexico City and 1,350 in the State of Mexico, entities that make up the Valley of Mexico Metropolitan Area, which, the undersecretary noted, continues to be the area with the highest number of cases. According to the data presented by the official, the incidence rate of active cases is 8.35 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Source: El Financiero