There have been at least 40,100 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Mexico, according to the National Agency of Science and Technology. As of Wednesday evening, 4,220 people had died.
However, the Times found that the Mexican government is not reporting hundreds, possibly thousands, of deaths from the coronavirus in Mexico City, according to officials and confidential data.
Reported cases in Mexico
Share of population with a reported case
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Source: Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (National Agency of Science and Technology) of Mexico.
Here’s how the number of cases and deaths are growing in Mexico:
Reported cases by state
|Cases||Shareof pop.||Deaths||Shareof pop.|
|Mexico City||10,946||1 in815||864||1 in10,323|
|State of Mexico||6,813||1 in2,376||611||1 in26,494|
|Baja California||2,764||1 in1,200||460||1 in7,208|
|Tabasco||1,976||1 in1,212||256||1 in9,357|
|Sinaloa||1,620||1 in1,831||246||1 in12,058|
|Veracruz||1,574||1 in5,154||167||1 in48,578|
|Puebla||1,213||1 in5,086||169||1 in36,502|
|Quintana Roo||1,177||1 in1,276||222||1 in6,764|
|Yucatán||924||1 in2,270||53||1 in39,569|
|Morelos||915||1 in2,081||135||1 in14,102|
The New York Times is engaged in an effort to track details about cases and deaths around the world, collecting information from local governments and other sources around the clock. The numbers in this article are being updated several times a day based on the latest information our journalists have gathered.
New reported cases by day in Mexico
Note: The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.
New reported deaths by day in Mexico
Note: Scale for deaths chart is adjusted from cases chart to display trend.
The New York Times has found that official tallies in the United States and in more than a dozen other countries have undercounted deaths during the coronavirus outbreak because of limited testing availability.