MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s Ministry of Health reported 9,187 additional cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, only the third time it has recorded more than 9,000 new infections in a single day.
The total number of cases increased to 1,041,875, while 303 more deaths brought the toll to 101,676.
Mexico broke records with a daily jump of 28,115 cases in October, a figure officials said included a dating mechanism over months due to a new methodology.
Last August, its record reached 9,556 new infections.
Mexico crossed the 100,000 mark in confirmation of COVID-19 deaths, becoming only the fourth country to do so after the United States, Brazil and India.
“Mexican society had no predecessor to an acute, contagious disease that could spread to such a rapid spread and affect the lives of so many people,” Hugo López-Gatel, the public face of the government’s efforts to contain the virus, said Thursday The evening told reporters. .
Earlier this month, Mexico topped 1 million registered coronavirus infections. The possibility of the country’s outbreak has been greatly reduced with public hospitals, as well as a large informal economy in which millions of people have to leave their homes every day.
Health officials have said that the actual number of people infected is much higher than confirmed cases.
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