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.[6]

COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico
Map of the outbreak in Mexico by increase or decrease of confirmed new infections per week (as of August 11; week 31)
Confirmed active cases (as of August 10)
Number of confirmed deaths and recoveries by state
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China[1]
Index caseMexico City and Los Mochis[2]
Arrival dateFebruary 28, 2020
(1 year, 6 months, 4 weeks and 1 day)
Confirmed cases3,573,044
Active cases56,503
Suspected cases503,918
Recovered2,934,610 (estimated)[3]
271,765 (Secretariat of Health)[3]
316,344 (Government of Mexico)[4]
617,127 (valuation, IHME)[5]
Fatality rate7.61%
Government website
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.[7]