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March 29, 2021

GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Mexico Covid deaths could be 60% higher than official figure of 201,623

By Paul Dennis

29 March

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 127,275,000, with over 2,785,000 deaths and 84,692,000 recoveries.

The US leads all countries in confirmed Covid-19 cases and is followed by Brazil and India as cases in Brazil continue to escalate, and the country has the highest 7-day average in new cases.

Behind the top three are France, Russia, the UK, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Germany.

The US continues to lead the world in Covid-19 deaths and is followed by Brazil, Mexico, India, the UK, Italy, Russia, France, Germany, and Spain as cases remain concentrated in these countries.

Mexico’s Covid-19 deaths may be up to 60% higher in the country than what has been officially reported.

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According to the Mexico health ministry’s data on excess deaths, over 294,000 deaths have been attributed to Covid-19 per information from death certificates, a stark difference from the official figure of 182,300.

Moreover, using data from 2015–2019 as a baseline, Mexico reported 417,000 excess deaths through the first six weeks of the year. Of these, 70.6% have been directly attributed to Covid-19.

Walter Gabriel, MPH, Epidemiologist at GlobalData Plc.

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