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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico racked up a record variety of brand-new confirmed coronavirus infections on Saturday, signing up more than 9,000 daily cases for the very first time and passing the previous peak for the 2nd day running, main information showed.
Mexicos health ministry reported 9,556 new cases of coronavirus, surging past the record of 8,458 set on Friday. The ministry likewise logged 784 extra fatalities, bringing the total tally in the country to 434,193 cases and 47,472 deaths.
The brand-new record in cases came a day after Mexico overtook Britain as the country with the third-highest variety of deaths caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mexico has struggled to consist of the virus, and has considering that late May been trying to reboot the economy, which in the April-June period contracted by more than 17% quarter-on-quarter.
The government says the real number of contaminated individuals is most likely considerably greater than the confirmed cases.
Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Paul Simao and Daniel Wallis
SUBMIT PHOTO: A female wearing a face mask walks to name a few people at Sonora market throughout the start of gradual reopening of commercial activities, as the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) break out continues, in Mexico City, Mexico, July 31, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido