In the period January to August, Mexico City recorded the deaths of 64,688 of its residents, representing “an excess of 24,774 deaths compared to expected”, i.e. the average deaths from 2017 to 2019, the capital authorities indicated in a report on mortality amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this period, of the 64 thousand 688 deaths of residents of the capital the City has the data of 15 thousand 106 death certificates where “the cause of death registered by the certifying doctor reports association to COVID-19 or suspected COVID”.
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Until last Monday, September 14, the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported on 11,253 confirmed deaths by COVID in the capital.
Good night, I share with you the daily report on the situation of the City in front of the #Covid19 https://t.co/BCzWWlOX6E#ProtégeteYProtegeALosDemás pic.twitter.com/hGvUY1fLaz
— Claudia Sheinbaum (@Claudiashein) September 15, 2020
The report notes that “between May and August there can be a 68% reduction in the daily average of excess deaths for residents of Mexico City”.
The highest level of excess mortality, noted, came in May. Since then, “it has been continuously shrinking.”
“During the study period, 6.8% of deaths from COVID-19 death
or suspected COVID-19 occurred at the individual’s home, 91.8% in a
1.4% in a different location. In addition, as the year has progressed
percentage of home deaths has been reduced,” the report also says.
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