Coronavirus: Mexico's death toll passes 30,000
5 July 2020
Mexico has recorded more than 30,000 deaths from its coronavirus outbreak, as the disease continues to ravage one of Latin America's worst-hit countries.
The health ministry said deaths rose by 523 on Saturday, pushing the total to 30,366.
The country now has the world's fifth-highest Covid-19 toll, passing France, where more than 29,000 have died.
A daily record of 6,914 new infections was recorded in Mexico, bringing the total to 252,165, officials said.
However, the true number of fatalities and infections is thought to be much higher because of insufficient testing.
Mexico has Latin America's second-highest death toll after Brazil, which has recorded 64,000 fatalities and more than 1.5 million infections to date, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the disease globally.
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