MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico racked up a record number of new validated coronavirus infections on Saturday, registering more than 9,000 daily cases for the first time and passing the previous peak for the second day running, official information 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 new record in cases came a day after Mexico overtook Britain as the nation with the third-highest number of deaths triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mexico has actually struggled to consist of the infection, and has considering that late May been attempting to restart the economy, which in the April-June period contracted by more than 17% quarter-on-quarter.
The government says the real variety of infected individuals is likely substantially greater than the confirmed cases.
( Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Paul Simao and Daniel Wallis).