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Mexico now has third highest Covid-19 death toll in the world

A total of 46,688 people have died of the coronavirus disease in Mexico, putting it just ahead of the United Kingdom, which has 46,119 recorded deaths, according to the tally by Johns Hopkins University.

world Updated: Aug 01, 2020 08:38 IST
Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
Mexico City
A patient who recovered from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) leaving from the Juarez Hospital to go to his house in Mexico City Mexico on July 27, 2020.
A patient who recovered from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) leaving from the Juarez Hospital to go to his house in Mexico City Mexico on July 27, 2020. (Reuters Photo )

Mexico has become the country with the third most Covid-19 deaths in the world, behind the United States and Brazil.

Mexican health officials said Friday there were 688 deaths for the latest 24-hour reporting period, pushing the country’s total to 46,688.

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That put Mexico just ahead of the United Kingdom, which has 46,119, according to the tally by Johns Hopkins University. Mexico’s population is double that of Britain.

The health officials also said Mexico now has had more than 424,000 confirmed coronavirus cases during the pandemic.

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Also on Friday, nine state governors from opposition parties criticized what they call the federal government’s “confusing messages” on measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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