Mexico’s capital registered 8 072 more deaths in the first five months this year than the average from the same period over the past four years, an analysis by independent researchers showed on Monday, suggesting a possible surge due to the coronavirus.
Mexico’s government said on Friday it had the coronavirus outbreak under control even as the country becomes one of the global hotspots for the pandemic.
The United States has returned at least 1 000 unaccompanied migrant children to Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras since early March despite risks of violence and discrimination that have worsened because of the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Thursday.
Mexico’s Health Ministry on Wednesday registered 2 248 new coronavirus infections and an additional 424 fatalities, a record one-day death toll since the start of the pandemic.
Mexico registered 2 414 new cases of the coronavirus and 155 more deaths on Monday, the Health Ministry said, raising its overall number of infections since Mexico recorded its first cases in late February to 51 633.