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Mexico, in last place of OECD countries that performs Covid-19 tests

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The tests of the disease applied by Mexico are well below the OECD average of 22.9 per thousand inhabitants.

Mexico is the country within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) with the lowest level of diagnostic tests for Covid-19 coronavirus.

According to data from the body that groups the largest economies in the world, Mexico applies 0.4 tests for every thousand inhabitants, below Japan, which applies 1.8 tests for every thousand people.

The tests of the disease that Mexico applies is well below the OECD average of 22.9 per thousand inhabitants, even from countries with similar economies and from the same region, such as Chile, which has 8.1 tests applied per thousand citizens.

OECD Secretary General Ángel Gurría highlighted the significant increase in efforts by countries such as Spain to offer more evidence.

"Increasing testing capacity is crucial for deconfusion strategies and to reduce the risks of new outbreaks," he said.

Iceland and Luxembourg are in the lead, both with figures much higher than the average with 134.9 and 64.6 tests, respectively, carried out for every thousand inhabitants.

Spain, with 28.6 tests for every 1,000 inhabitants, is in eighth position, behind the two countries already mentioned and others like Israel (30) or Italy (29.7), above all of them of the average of the OECD, which stands at 22.9.

On the low side, Mexico is the country that has performed the least percentage test (0.4 per 1,000 inhabitants), behind others such as Chile (8.1), France (9.1), the United Kingdom (9.99 ) or the United States (15.6).

The data in the graph offered by the OECD comes from the Our World in Data website, which collects on its page the data offered by the various Ministries of Health and other official health bodies, as well as the cabinet of the Presidency of the Spanish Government.

With information from EFE

Google translation from El Sol de Mexico.


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