The United States remains the country with the highest number of cases and deaths in the world, followed by Brazil, Great Britain and Italy, according to an AFP count of official figures.
Alomia also reported 252,165 confirmed virus cases, with the number of infections increasing by 6,914 since Friday – a record number since COVID-19 reached Mexico.
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The Latin American country, with 127 million inhabitants, had exceeded Spain in number of deaths last Wednesday.
In the Americas, epicenter of the pandemic, it is the third most affected country after the United States and Brazil.
In late May, Hugo Lopez Gatell, vice minister of health in charge of the fight against the pandemic, told AFP in an interview that if containment measures were not taken, the death toll could reach about 30,000.
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Mexico City, the capital, is the urban center most affected by the disease – but that did not prevent the municipal authorities from starting a partial economic reopening in early July.
(With AFP entries)