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Mexico on Saturday overtook France in coronavirus death toll

Monday, July 6th 2020 - 06:42 UTC
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“As of today, 30,366 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the laboratory have died,” Jose Luis Alomia, Mexico's director of Epidemiology “As of today, 30,366 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the laboratory have died,” Jose Luis Alomia, Mexico's director of Epidemiology

Mexico's death toll from the new coronavirus rose to 30,366 on Saturday. The latest figure propelled it past France to become the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities in the global pandemic, according to the health ministry.

“As of today, 30,366 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the laboratory have died,” Jose Luis Alomia, national director of the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, told a press conference.

The US remains the hardest-hit country in the world, followed by Brazil, Britain and Italy, according to a tally of official figures.

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