For the second consecutive day, Mexico registered on Saturday (1) a new maximum of positive cases of COVID-19, with 9,556 in 24 hours, according to figures from the Federal Health Secretariat.
The total number of contagions in the country reached 434,193, while the death toll reached 47,472, of which 764 were reported within 24 hours.
As of Friday, Mexico had registered 8,458 new positive cases, the previous record of daily contagions.
This increase is “congruent” with the plateau observed in the advance of the epidemic in Mexico, José Luis Alomía, director of Health epidemiology, told a news conference.
On the contrary, there has been a drop in the number of deaths compared to previous weeks, according to the official.
The numbers of deaths and new contagions that Mexico registers each day have not necessarily occurred in the last 24 hours, as there may be delays of days to confirm the cases, according to health authorities.
Mexico, with 128.8 million inhabitants, is the third country with the most deaths, after surpassing the United Kingdom on Thursday.
But in estimates of deaths per million inhabitants, the country registers the proportion of 362.1, lower than the rate of several European countries and some Latin Americans.
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