Mexico reached 4,220 deaths on Wednesday and 40,186 infections accumulated by COVID-19 with the registration this Wednesday of 1,862 new cases and 294 deaths, the country’s health authorities reported.
The cases reported on this day increased by 4.9% compared to the 38,324 that were confirmed in the previous report, the director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, said at a press conference.
Presenting the technical report of COVID-19, Alomía stressed that of the accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic at the end of last February, 9,378 developed symptoms during the last fourteen days, which is why they are considered the active part of the disease.
In the last 24 hours, 561 new active cases were reported, representing an equivalent increase of 6.36% more than the 8,817 reported in Tuesday’s report, the epidemiologist said.
The entities with the highest number of active cases by COVID-19 are Mexico City with 2,240 and the State of Mexico with 1,244, followed by the states of Tabasco, Veracruz and Baja California, according to statistics from health authorities.
Alomy reported the confirmed death of 294 patients, with which the number of accumulated deaths has risen by 7.4% to go from 3,926 on Tuesday to 4,220 reported on this day.
Health authorities have so far an additional record of 318 deaths whose samples are awaiting results to determine the causes of death, said Alomia.
The epidemiologist reported a cumulative of 24,856 suspected cases that are pending laboratory results, in addition to 83,455 cases that have already tested negative, from a total population studied of 148,497 patients.
Mexico has an average occupation of 34% of the 15,086 beds available in 697 hospital units for patients with COVID-19, who require hospitalization but are not in extremely serious condition.
The Mexican authorities announced a series of measures to start on May 18 a plan to gradually reopen economic and social activities paralyzed by the pandemic.
The first activities to be resumed will be construction, mining, and the auto industry. In addition, 269 Mexican municipalities that have not registered cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus may resume activities.