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Mexico’s coronavirus death toll becomes third highest worldwide

More Covid cases could be the result of opening too early, says international health organization. More Covid cases could be the result of opening too early. Photo: Mexico News Daily. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

MEXICO CITY, Aug 1, 2020, Reuters. Mexico’s confirmed coronavirus deaths rose to 46,688 on Friday, health ministry data showed, placing the country’s death toll from the pandemic at third highest in the world, overtaking Britain, according to a Reuters tally, Reuters reported.

The health ministry registered 8,458 new cases, a record for a single day, as well as 688 additional deaths, bringing the total to 424,637 cases and 46,688 fatalities.

The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

Reporting by David Alire Garcia

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