Mexico is the country with the most deaths from Covid-19 per million inhabitants: The Lancet

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Mexico has accumulated throughout the pandemic 5 thousand 723 deaths per million inhabitants caused by the SARS-COV-2, becoming the country with the most deaths from this virusreported the medical journal The Lancet.

According to estimates from multiple countries made by the magazine, as of May 31 this year Mexico ranks firstfollowed by Russia, which registered 5 thousand 360 per million, and Italy with 4 thousand 891. In fourth place was positioned USA, which reported 3 thousand 823 per million, and in the fifth Brazilwith 3 thousand 648.

The study published in The Lancet points out that during the pandemic there was mistakes by the World Health Organization (WHO) and governments, including the lack of decision-making, communication, implementation of measures, global equity, financing and combating disinformation.

The research was prepared by the Commission established in July 2020, which has 28 world experts in public policy, international cooperation, epidemiology and vaccinology, economics and financial systems, sustainability sciences, and mental health.

It maintains that governments were unable to examine the evidence and adopt best practices to control the pandemic and manage the economic and social effects.

Nor, he emphasizes, could they guarantee global supplies and equitable distribution of key commodities such as protective equipment, diagnostics, drugs, medical devices and vaccines.

In addition, they point out that missing data timely, accurate, and systematic data on infections, deaths, viral variants, health system responses, and indirect consequences.

Finally, the researchers state that the public policies did not address the unequal effects of the pandemic in vulnerable groups, such as lack of access to health services, school closures, among others.

Since the start of the pandemic, more than 6.5 million people have died from the virus and more than 609 million have been infected. In Mexico, there has been 7 million 070 thousand 902 cases, of which 329 thousand 899 people died, sAccording to the latest technical report from the Ministry of Health. The incidence rate of accumulated cases is 5,434 per 100,000 inhabitants and the accumulated mortality rate is 253 per 100,000.

According to the WHO, the country has accumulated 7 million 59 thousand 936 cases and 329 thousand 767 deaths. For every 100,000 inhabitants, it registers 5,475 positive diagnoses and 255 deaths. The countries with the highest number of total deaths are the United States, with one million 41 thousand, followed by Brazil, with 685 thousand. Mexico ranks fifth, after Russia.

For its part, Johns Hopkins University reports 7 million 69 thousand 764 infections and 329 thousand 895 deaths in Mexico in total. The institution’s data also places the United States as the country with the highest number of total deaths, followed by Brazil. In this list, Mexico also ranks fifth.

According to the Health Secretary, 91% of the population aged 18 or over has been inoculated, which is equivalent to 81 million 206 thousand 872 people with at least one dose. Meanwhile, in those from 12 to 17 years old, the advance is 64%, with eight million 531 thousand 444.

In the week of September 11 to 17, 472 infections were reported on average per day.