Mexico posts new case record to overtake Spain

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A health worker wears personal protective equipment (PPE) as preventive measure to examine a COVID-19 patient attached to a life support machine at the intensive care unit that exclusively treats new coronavirus cases at Atlacomulco Health Hospitalon May 28, 2020 In Atlacomulco, Mexico. During the News coronavirus pandemic Mexico has become the eighth country with the most deaths from COVID-19, overtaking Germany with a total of 8,597 deaths. Photo by Ricardo Castelan Cruz/Eyepix/Abaca/Sipa USA(Sipa via AP Images)

Mexico has posted a fresh record for new coronavirus cases reported in a single day, with 6,995 infections, overtaking Spain to register the world’s eighth-highest case count, according to a Reuters tally.

Despite the soaring figures, Mexico’s coronavirus chief, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, said the pandemic was “slowing”.

The figures pushed Mexico’s overall tally of infections to 275,003 cases. Mexico on Wednesday also recorded 782 additional deaths, bringing its overall death toll to 32,796, the world’s fifth-highest total.

The government has said the real number of infected people and deaths is likely significantly higher than the confirmed numbers due to low levels of testing.

Source: Aljazeera

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