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.