Coronavirus Updates: Mexico hits highest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths

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Coronavirus Updates: Mexico hits highest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths
Coronavirus Updates: Mexico hits highest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths

Mexico recorded its highest single-day increase in coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday.

The Mexican Ministry of Health registered a record 1,092 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, more than double the previous single-day record. The nation’s official death toll now stands at 11,729.

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Mexico’s deputy health minister, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, attributed the sharp rise in deaths to delays in processing tests, claiming that many of the newly confirmed deaths had actually occurred days or even weeks ago.

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The daily number of new infections also hit an all-time high of just under 4,000. Mexico, the second-largest economy in Latin America, now has more than 101,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19.

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