Map of the coronavirus in Mexico March 19: which are the six states that concentrate the most active cases


In the last 24 hours there were 698 deaths, for a total of 196,606 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic

The general director of Epidemiology,  José Luis Alomía Zegarra, reported that this March 18 there are already  196,606 confirmed deaths in Mexico from the new coronavirus (COVID-19), that is, in the last 24 hours there were 698 deaths.

They also counted  1,724,794 recovered patients and, on the other hand,  646,802 people with a complete vaccination scheme were registered.

Mexico City and the State of Mexico are the entities with the highest number of active cases (> 3,000 cases), followed by Querétaro, Guanajuato, Puebla and Nuevo León, as the entities with more than 1,000 active cases and that together concentrate the 66% of active cases in the country.

(Graphic: Jovani Pérez / Infobae México)(Graphic: Jovani Pérez / Infobae México)

By calculating the estimated active cases (most suspected active cases with a start date of the last 14 days by the positivity index, by the entity, and epidemiological week), Mexico City and the State of Mexico are the entities with the highest number of cases estimated assets (> 3,000 cases). At the national level, an estimated 36,273 active cases are calculated.

Through the calculation of estimated active cases, this map presents the incidence rate of estimated assets by residence entity, it is observed that Mexico City and Querétaro present an estimated rate greater than 70 per 100,000 inhabitants.

According to what is referred by Alomía Zegarra, until this Thursday there is a  24% occupancy of beds nationwide  (both general care and with a ventilator).

(Graphic: Jovani Pérez / Infobae México)(Graphic: Jovani Pérez / Infobae México)

Regarding general hospital beds, he explained that there are 23% of occupied spaces in the country. The six states that have between 30% and 49% occupancy are:

– Mexico City

– Puebla

– Mexico state

– Morelos

– Queretaro

– Oaxaca

(Graphic: Jovani Pérez / Infobae México)(Graphic: Jovani Pérez / Infobae México)

At the moment no entity has more than 50% occupancy and 26 states report less than 30% occupancy. That is,  of the 32,078 total beds, 24,604 are available and 7,474 are inhabited.

In the case of  beds with mechanical ventilation equipment , he noted that there is a national occupancy of 27 percent. There are nine entities that have between 30 and 49% of spaces used to this day.

Likewise, there are 23 entities with less than 30% occupancy. In other words,  of the 11,138 total beds, there are 8,159 beds available  and 2,979 beds occupied. It should be noted that for several weeks the estimated and active cases of COVID-19 show a sustained decrease.

Advancement in vaccination

For his part,  Hugo López-Gatell,  Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, reported that this Thursday, March 18, 158,029 doses of the antigen against the SARS-CoV-2 virus were applied.

(Graphic: Jovani Pérez / Infobae México)(Graphic: Jovani Pérez / Infobae México)

In sum,  4,947,552 vaccines have been applied to this day . Of the total, 832,732 have been first doses for health personnel. In addition, 592,522 accumulated second doses, which means that 71% of vaccines of this type have been completed.

He reported that 99% of the first and second doses of vaccination have been applied to educational personnel in Campeche. Likewise, 3,447,555  antigens have been injected into older adults,  and 17,429 already have the second injection.

On the other hand,  2,754 (0.06%) of the doses that have reached Mexico have been lost  . Said losses are also considered by the vaccination scheme, since before the pandemic this phenomenon was registered due to complications related to their transfer.

(Graphic: Jovani Pérez / Infobae México)(Graphic: Jovani Pérez / Infobae México)

On the other hand, it was registered that  12,117 people have had reactions  (ESAVI) to the vaccine that was applied to them, however, only 91 have been serious. Of these, 11,551 are related to Pfizer-BioNTech, 412 to AstraZeneca, 63 to Sinovac and 91 to Sputnik V. According to the agency, there are still 14 people hospitalized due to the complications they had.

He reported that this day 311 municipalities throughout Mexico were added with PAM vaccine, having a total of 1,086 entities.

Finally, he explained that there has been 61% of the percentage progress in the application of vaccines. Up to this day,  8,160,250 accumulated doses have been received from different pharmaceutical companies, 4,947,552 having been applied.


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