Covid kills more than cancer; third cause of death in Mexico

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 Covid kills more than cancer; third cause of death in Mexico


The Ministry of Health reported yesterday a total of 86,059 deaths from coronavirus, with which the pandemic exceeded malignant tumors in the number of deaths per year and became the third leading cause of death in Mexico.


Covid kills more than cancer; third cause of death in Mexico


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Covid kills more than cancer; third cause of death in Mexico


According to the most recent data from Inegi, corresponding to 2018, cancer killed 85,754 people that year. Only heart disease and diabetes mellitus caused more annual deaths in the country than COVID, registering 149,368 and 101,257, respectively.

Since March 18, SARS-CoV-2 has killed 404 people a day on average, 16.8 per hour or one every 3.5 minutes.

Of these deaths, 35.93% correspond to women and 64.07% to men. In total, 88.68% were registered in hospitals and the rest occurred on an outpatient basis.

Among the main comorbidities suffered by the deceased are hypertension (44.92%), diabetes (38.31%), obesity (24.22%) and smoking (8.05%)

According to the Serendipia portal, a data journalism initiative, of the total 195 thousand 516 hospitalized patients, 38.87% died, that is, 75 thousand 994. In addition, of the 33 thousand 534 who were intubated, 81.24% died, that is, 27 1,242 patients.

Of the 16,916 who entered an Intensive Care Unit, 8,661 died, which represents 51.20 percent.

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Not even the violence that has plagued Mexico for six years has been as deadly as the SARS-Cov-2 virus.

When adding all the victims of intentional homicide and feminicide registered during 2019 and until August of this year, they add up to 59 thousand 748. This means that all the people murdered in the country for more than a year and a half represent 70% of the total deaths caused by the new coronavirus between March and October 2020.

If the victims of violence (malicious homicides and femicides) are counted at the national level in 2016, 2017 and 2018, they add up to 87 thousand 479, a figure comparable to the total number of deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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