Mexico says COVID-19 is likely to be 60 percent more likely than confirmed dead

Mexico City — The number of deaths in Mexico from a coronavirus pandemic is at least 60% higher than confirmed and could exceed 300,000 according to government data.

Updated numbers According to the table of excess mortality rates released by the Mexican Ministry of Health, by the end of the sixth week of this year, 294,287 “COVID-19-related” deaths had been registered on the Mexican death certificate. Shown.

This was 61.4 percent higher than the confirmed death toll of 182,301, shown as a comparison in the same table.

That number did not exactly match a particular day in the Ministry of Health’s daily report, but more than 25,000 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported since mid-February. As of Sunday, the ministry’s confirmed toll was 201,623.

The government has long stated that Mexico’s COVID-19 deaths could be significantly higher than the confirmed casualties, one of the highest in the world.

The relatively low test rates in Mexico mean that many deaths have not been identified, but experts say they may still be listed on death certificates as suspicious cases. I will.

According to the ministry, the high estimates of deaths are based on word searches on death certificates that include “COVID-19” and other terms related to pandemics.

According to the data, the total number of over-deaths in Mexico during the pandemic was 417,002 by the sixth week of 2021.