Mexican authorities recorded more deaths Wednesday than any other day since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Health officials said 1,092 coronavirus-related fatalities were identified in 24 hours — more than doubling the previous single-day record. The previous high, 501 deaths, was announced last week.

More than 11,700 virus-related deaths have been recorded in the country.

An important caveat: Deputy Health Secretary Hugo López Gatell has consistently said the vast majority of deaths reported each day did not occur the day they were reported. Delays in counting deaths attributed to the virus mean that the deaths reported each day have occurred over the past several weeks.

Another record: Authorities said they also identified another 3,912 cases of Covid-19 — another daily record and the second day in a row that Mexico had its largest daily increase of new cases.

Mexico has now recorded 101,238 cases — surpassing 100,000 cases for the first time and becoming the 14th country worldwide to do so, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally.

Source: CNN News


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