Table 3

Evolution of main output indicators of the collaborative response to the COVID-19 pandemic between Compañeros En Salud and the Chiapas Ministry of Health in Chiapas, Mexico

Output indicator202020212022 (January to June)
Cumulative suspected* and confirmed† COVID-19 cases identified at CES–MOH SIPC programme-supported facilities‡ (total implementation site population=19 483)73725453514
Suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases identified at CES-supported rural community outpatient clinics (total implementation site population=7608)397510205
Suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases identified at the RDC (total implementation site population=11 875)3401298764
Suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases hospitalised22.94%6.55%0.92%
Suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases deceased (at the RDC, at another health facility or at home)27.06%7.94%3.01%
RDC consultations80218381112
Suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases44.44%73.94%71.94%
Consultations with SARS-CoV-2 antigen test performed0.65%77.91%81.03%
Consultations with positive SARS-CoV-2 antigen test100%34.71%45.39%
Partial anti-COVID-19 vaccination schedule0%16.87%10.34%
Complete anti-COVID-19 vaccination schedule0%14.91%55.94%
Anti-COVID-19 booster vaccination0%0.65%9.80%
Contacts identified at the RDC7421752832
Contacts with complete follow-up94.07%82.88%97.06%
Contacts identified at the rural clinics1232945395
Contacts with complete follow-up36.58%9.60%40.51%
  • *According to national guidelines in Mexico, a person is a suspected COVID-19 case if he/she presents at least one of the following: cough, fever or headache; and at least one of the following: dyspnoea, myalgia, arthralgia, odynophagia, chest pain, rhinorrhea or conjunctivitis (

  • †Due to the unavailability of a confirmatory test (RT-PCR) in most cases, it was not possible to confirm the suspicion of COVID-19, so cases remained classified as suspicious even though they obtained several positive results in antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2. In the period March 2020–June 2022, only 60 confirmatory tests were performed, with nine positive (from 3514 cumulated suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases only 0.26% were confirmed).

  • ‡The Respiratory Disease Clinic in Ángel Albino Corzo and 10 rural community outpatient clinics in Capitán Luis A. Vidal, Honduras, Laguna del Cofre, Letrero, Matasano, Plan de la Libertad, Reforma, Salvador Urbina and Soledad.

  • CES, Compañeros En Salud; MOH, Chiapas Ministry of Health; RDC, respiratory disease clinic; SIPC, SARS-CoV-2 infection prevention and control.