MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico racked up a record number of brand-new confirmed coronavirus infections on Saturday, registering more than 9,000 day-to-day cases for the very first time and passing the previous peak for the second day running, official data showed.
Mexicos health ministry reported 9,556 new cases of coronavirus, rising past the record of 8,458 set on Friday. The ministry also logged 784 extra casualties, bringing the overall tally in the nation to 434,193 cases and 47,472 deaths.
The brand-new record in cases came a day after Mexico overtook Britain as the nation with the third-highest variety of deaths triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mexico has had a hard time to contain the infection, and has considering that late May been trying to restart the economy, which in the April-June period contracted by more than 17% quarter-on-quarter.
The government says the genuine variety of infected people is most likely considerably higher than the validated cases.
Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Paul Simao and Daniel Wallis
SUBMIT IMAGE: A woman using a face mask strolls to name a few people at Sonora market during the start of progressive reopening of industrial activities, as the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Mexico City, Mexico, July 31, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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