March 29, 21 - 8:49 am - LABS

Mexico’s government: Covid death toll above 321,000, surpassing Brazil

Mexico’s government new report includes 60% excess COVID-19 deaths than the official test-confirmed number of 201,429, meaning that the country’s true death toll is above 321,000, which may exceed those of Brazil, the world’s second worst-affected country, as reported Associated Press.

As Mexico does little testing, and there were people dying from COVID-19 at home, Mexico’s government reviews “excess deaths” and death certificates. According to Mexico’s Health Ministry report there were 294,287 deaths linked to COVID-19 from the start of the pandemic through to February 14. Since February 15 there have been an additional 26,772 test-confirmed deaths, as noticed by Associated Press.

On Sunday, Mexico received 1,5 million AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 doses from the US, due to a deal that President Joe Biden had with Mexico’s Lopez Obrador. So far, Mexico has received 11 million doses from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, SputnikV and CanSino.