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COVID-19 Now the Leading Cause of Death in Quintana Roo

COVID-19 has displaced heart disease as the main cause of death in Quintana Roo.

QUINTANA ROO – The main cause of death in Quintana Roo is now COVID-19, leaving heart disease far behind, according to the data released by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).

Nationally, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is the second leading cause of death, just behind heart disease. The third main cause of death is diabetes.

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Quintana Roo ranks 13th nationally in deaths from COVID-19

Carlos Novela Vela, INEGI state coordinator, reported that Quintana Roo has the lowest death rate from heart disease, at 6.9%, well below the national rate of 17.3%.

Regarding the death rate from COVID-19, the state is in 13th place, at 15%, just below the national average which is 16%. In the rankings, Mexico City leads, with 32%, and Chiapas is last, with just 5% of deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Over the past year, the death rate in Mexico increased overall by 45%, going from 59 per 10,000 inhabitants in 2019 to 86 deaths per 10,000 inhabitants in 2020.

Quintana Roo has the lowest death rate in the country, at 59 deaths per 10,000 inhabitants. At the other extreme is Mexico City, recording 144 deaths per 10,000 people.

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The age range with the highest number of deaths is 65 years or older, which can be attributed to 55% of the total deaths registered. Children and adolescents have the lowest death toll.

The data from the INEGI show that 46% of deaths in Mexico occur in the home and 43% of them in hospitals. 81% of the deceased individuals had received some medical attention.

This information was compiled by INEGI based on 5,310 sources nationwide, of which seventy three are from Quintana Roo. Of these statewide sources, six are from Forensic Medical Services (SEMEFO), twelve from Public Ministry agencies and fifty five come from civil registries.

Source: La Verdad Noticias