Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Tabasco leads with the highest number of active COVID-19 cases

Mexico recorded 15,876 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday and 879 additional COVID-19 deaths, the federal Health Ministry reported.

The accumulated case tally is now 3.46 million while the official death toll is 265,420. There are 97,611 estimated active cases across Mexico’s 32 states, a 1.6% increase compared to Tuesday.

On a per capita basis, Tabasco has the highest number of active cases with more than 250 per 100,000 people. Colima ranks second with just under 250 per 100,000 while Mexico City ranks third with just over 200. Quintana Roo and Yucatán round out the top five with just over 100 cases per 100,000 people in each state.

Federal data also shows that there are currently 11,369 hospitalized COVID-19 patients across Mexico.

Puebla has the highest occupancy rate in the country for general care COVID-19 hospital beds with just over 65% taken. Durango ranks second with a rate of just under 65% followed by Hidalgo (62%) and Veracruz (61%).

There are 199 hospitals with general care bed occupancy rates of 70% or higher.

At 61%, Colima has the highest occupancy rate for beds with ventilators followed by Veracruz, Tabasco and Jalisco, where more than 53% of such beds are in use. There are 109 hospitals with occupancy rates of 70% or higher for such beds.

Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell reported on Twitter that just under 88.6 million vaccines have been administered in Mexico after almost 843,000 shots were given on Tuesday. Just over two-thirds of Mexico’s adult population has received at least one shot.

Mexico has received a total of just under 104.5 million vaccine doses. More than 28.2 million CanSino and AstraZeneca doses were bottled here by two laboratories – Drugmex and Liomont, while the remainder arrived in pre-filled vials.

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