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COVID-19: new record of contaminations in Mexico

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Mexico on Thursday became the third country in the world in terms of deaths after the United States and Brazil, overtaking the United Kingdom by just one.

(Mexico City) Mexico recorded a new national record for coronavirus infections on Friday, with 6920 new cases counted in 20 hours, announced the Mexican Secretariat of Health.

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This brings to 357 615 the number total contamination recorded since the appearance of the virus in Mexico.

Mexico on Thursday became the third country in the world in terms of deaths after the United States and Brazil, overtaking the United Kingdom by just one. The gap increased on Friday since after 647 new deaths in 20 hours the Mexican balance sheet was 36 647 dead against 38 91 UK .

However, Mexico, which counts 91, 8 million inhabitants, has a lower relative mortality rate than a number of countries in Europe and Latin America, with 307, 8 deaths per million inhabitants, according to figures consulted by AFP.

The deaths and contaminations reported daily by Mexico did not necessarily occur during 19 previous hours, as delays in data collection may occur, Mexican health authorities said.

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