Mexico Breaks Daily Coronavirus Death Record

Juan Pablo Rosa Victorin, 34, wears a protective face mask as he lights candles on behalf of his wife, who is hospitalized for reasons unrelated to COVID-19, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, where the principal part of the church is closed to the public to prevent the …
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Despite assurances of having the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic under control, Mexico again broke records for deaths and new cases registered in a day.

During a daily news conference, Mexico’s Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez Gatell and staff revealed that Mexico currently has 8,134 Coronavirus fatalities and a total of 74,560 “confirmed cases.” The new figures show 501 new fatalities in one day and 3,455 new cases, setting a new record for both metrics.

Mexico ranks 53rd globally in testing. Lopez Gatell previously explained that widespread testing was replaced with statistical modeling. Officials later stopped releasing the estimates in mid-April at the 100,000 case mark.

Mexico now ranks 8th in the world for fatalities.

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