Health authorities reported 419 more deaths from COVID-19 coronavirus, for a total of 85 thousand 704 deaths for the disease.
They also confirmed 6,751 more cases for what they already add 841 thousand 661 people who have contracted the disease, since the beginning of the epidemic.
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From an estimate of 977 thousand cases of COVID-19, authorities calculate that 43 thousand 708 (a 4%) make up the active epidemic due to symptoms in the last 14 days.
According to official estimates, presented at a press conferenceBetween weeks 39 and 40, there has been a 27% decrease in deaths, and only 1% fewer confirmed cases.
COVID recoveries in this period have also fallen 2%, according to official figures.
Nationally, 71% of general hospital beds are available and 29% occupied. In beds with fans, 75% are available and 25% occupied. 2/2 pic.twitter.com/s3X68XAu8S
– Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez (@HLGatell) October 17, 2020
Regarding hospital occupancy, at the national level it is 29% in general beds, with Nuevo León and Chihuahua with 56% as the states with the highest percentage.
While in beds with fans it is 25% occupancy nationwide; Chihuahua also reports the highest percentage, with 54%.
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Until now, authorities also estimate that there are 176,267 people suspected of carrying COVID-19, of which there is no sample to test them.
In addition, there are 92,853 suspects of which there is no possibility of having a result, because their samples did not reach a laboratory or were rejected due to their characteristics.
Only 44 thousand 558 cases have the possibility of obtaining a laboratory result.