​Covid-19 in Mexico: A Spatio-Temporal View

​Covid-19 in Mexico: A Spatio-Temporal View


The first Covid-19 confirmed case in Mexico was recorded on February 28, 2020.  Mexico has experienced a steady cumulative increase of confirmed cases and deaths until February 2021.  Although Mexico's reaction to control the spread of the virus was not the most efficient, it did manage to established a system to democratize daily statistics about Covid-19 (i.e., confirmed cases, deaths) facilitating not just the tracking down of the virus but also research in different areas including its spatial analysis. 

Time Series Clustering for Cumulative Death per 100,000 Persons

Time-Series Cluster: Cumulative Deaths

You can examine 1) a map of density and confirmed cases (on July 28, 2020) and 2) a map of spatiotemporal patterns of death cases (January 2020 - February 2021).  There are 4 clusters: not reported deaths, late accelerating death rate, consistent death rate, and early accelerating death rate. This web mapping application allows you to examine the cumulative death graph by municipio and how it does compare to the average cluster graph. 

Once in the map retrieve your layers, turn off "bivariate" but leave on Time Series Clustering.  By clicking the municipio a pop-up window will appear. Scroll down and click on the PNG link and click on the image to explore it.

Go to the Web Mapping Application

Cumulative Confirmed Cases

Time-Series Cluster: Cumulative Confirmed Cases

This work looks at the cumulative confirmed cases from January 2020 to February 2021. This is still a work in progress and not yet available.

Go to Web Mapping Application

Read about these works

Covid-19 in Mexico: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Deaths by Municipio (Coming Soon!)

Covid-19 in Mexico: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Deaths by Municipio (Coming Soon!)


Dr. Oscar Gerardo Hernández-Lara
Researcher, CONYCET, Mexico.  

Dr. José R. Díaz-Garayúa
Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Applied Spatial Analysis | California State University, Stanislaus

Dr. Kevin Butler
Product Engineer | ESR

Updated: July 06, 2023