Mexico Covid Deaths 60% Higher Than Confirmed, Government Says

The Mexican government has admitted that the number of Covid-19 deaths in the country is 60% higher than the officially released figure.

With the review, made available on the website of the Ministry of Health on Saturday (27), the country would overtake Brazil in number of deaths, reaching the figure of 321 thousand victims of the coronavirus and being second only to the United States. United.

There are about 11,000 more deaths in Mexico compared to Brazil, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University on Sunday (28). This would put Brazil in third place in the number of deaths.

The Mexican population is around 127 million people, and that of Brazil, 211 million, making the disease proportionately more deadly in the North American country.

The Mexican government has long claimed that the actual number of Covid-19 victims in the country is likely much higher than what has been confirmed.

Updated data showed that at the end of the sixth week of this year, on February 14, 294,287 deaths associated with Covid-19 were recorded on death certificates in Mexico. This was 61.4% higher than the number of deaths initially confirmed to date, 182,301.

Since February 15, there have been at least 26,772 additional confirmed deaths from Covid-19 in the country.

Mexico saw the most pandemic cases in January, after the holiday season. The crisis even generated a lack of oxygen cylinders.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, of the left, maintains negative positions, such as avoiding the use of masks and not respecting social distancing, although his government is campaigning for these measures.

Obrador, 67, was infected with the coronavirus in January, but despite this, he has not changed his posture.

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