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Mexico’s COVID-19 deaths top 35,000, surpassing Italy

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s official death toll from the novel coronavirus has risen to 35,006, the health ministry announced on Sunday.
The new figures saw Mexico surpass the number of deaths in Italy, which was initially one of the world’s worst affected countries as the disease spread across Europe.
They also made Mexico the country with the fourth-highest number of deaths worldwide as of Sunday, after the United States, Brazil and Britain.
The official number of people infected in Mexico with COVID-19 is at least 299,750. It ranks seventh-highest globally in terms of cases, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. (DPA)