On 1st anniversary of pandemic, Mexico has lost over 185,000


MEXICO CITY (AP) – In the year since the first case of coronavirus was identified in Mexico, the disease has killed at least 185,257 people and sickened nearly 2.1 million.

Mexico registered its first case on February 26, 2020 in a man who had traveled to Italy.

The Department of Health reported just over 8,000 more confirmed infections and 783 more deaths confirmed on Saturday, but with Mexico doing so little testing, the actual number is certainly much higher.

Surplus death statistics, which have not been updated since late 2020, suggest the actual death toll is likely well over 220,000 even before cases spiked in January.

Mexico has administered a total of nearly 2.4 million doses of various vaccines, but still has not received enough vaccines to immunize even 1 percent of the country’s 126 million people, as the most require two vaccines.

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