The fatality rate from COVID-19 in Mexico went from 9.8 to 3 percent, says the Ministry of Health

José Luis Alomía, director of Epidmiology, asserted that the fatality reached 9.8 percent in epidemiological week 29

Jose Luis Alomy, CEO of Epidmiology of the Ministry of Health, affirmed that the fatality rate of the COVID-19 in Mexico decreased from 9.8 percent to less than 3 percent.

In the report on the situation of the coronavirus In Mexico on Saturday, Alomía Zegarra argued that fatality reached 9.8 percent in epidemiological week 29.

Lethality had a constant decrease with each epidemiological week, in fact, this accumulated of 9.8 percent was seen in epidemiological week number 29, when we had the highest burden of cases, the highest epidemic magnitude, that we have had so far, and still so after that it continued to decrease to around 3 percent that we have reached in recent weeks ”, he argued.

The director of Epidemiology stressed that fatality is the number of people who die for every 100 cases.

“Since the death of the first person, the lethality is below 10 percent, 9.8 percent was the last measurement, this is for the entire period of the epidemic in Mexico,” he said.

Alomía Zegarra explained that having a hospital bed always available can help reduce fatality, to less than 3 percent.

“Every time and every week that has passed since the epidemic began, the highest fatality rates are in the first months of the epidemic, maybe fewer people were sick, but more were dying based on that percentage But as the epidemic evolved and the measures were being applied, the interventions were being carried out ”, he explained.

Mexico registered 550 new deaths from COVID-19 this Saturday, bringing the number of fatalities to 101,373, reported the Health Secretary.

In addition, in the last 24 hours, 6,719 new infections were registered, for a total of 1 million 32 thousand 688 confirmed cases.

With information from López-Dóriga Digital