( Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Paul Simao and Daniel Wallis).
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 first time and passing the previous peak for the second day running, official data revealed.
Mexicos health ministry reported 9,556 new cases of coronavirus, rising past the record of 8,458 set on Friday. The ministry likewise logged 784 additional deaths, bringing the total tally in the nation to 434,193 cases and 47,472 deaths.
The brand-new record in cases came a day after Mexico surpassed Britain as the country with the third-highest variety of deaths brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mexico has struggled to contain the infection, and has since late May been trying to reboot the economy, which in the April-June period contracted by more than 17% quarter-on-quarter.
The government states the real number of contaminated people is most likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.