COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico
The COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have reached Mexico in February 2020. However, the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) reported two cases of COVID-19 in mid-January 2020 in the states of Nayarit and Tabasco, with one case per state.
Parts of this article (those related to statistics data such as charts, graphs, maps, numbers and dates) need to be updated. (January 2021)
|COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Index case||Mexico City and Los Mochis|
|Arrival date||February 28, 2020|
(1 year, 6 months, 4 weeks and 1 day)
|271,765 (Secretariat of Health)|
316,344 (Government of Mexico)
617,127 (valuation, IHME)
|‡Suspected cases have not been confirmed by laboratory tests as being due to this strain, although some other strains may have been ruled out.|
The Secretariat of Health, through the "Programa Centinela" (Spanish for "Sentinel Program"), estimated in mid-July 2020 that there were more than 2,875,734 cases in Mexico because they were considering the total number of cases confirmed as just a statistical sample.