Mexico has registered 748,315 cases since the coronavirus pandemic began, with 5,099 new positive results in the last 24 hours, and has already exceeded 78,000 deaths from the virus, while the Mexican capital accumulates 15.6 percent of deaths nationally.
The Mexican Ministry of Health reported 432 new deaths this Thursday, a number that follows the downward trend of the past 30 days, as opposed to the number of infections, which rose for the third straight day on the last day.
Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of State for Prevention and Health Promotion, reported in the daily appearance offered by the country’s authorities that 28 percent of general beds in hospitals are occupied – 20,992 are available – and of the 10,456 ventilated beds in the country 8,023 are still available.
The states with the highest hospital occupancy for general care beds are Nuevo León and Nayarit, while Colima is the state with the highest occupancy for ventilated beds.
The hardest hit areas with the highest number of cases are Mexico City, the state of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, and Baja California, whose death tolls from coronavirus are nearly half of those in the entire country – 43 per hundred -. The Mexican capital accumulates 15.6 percent of deaths nationwide.