Mexico is among the 10 countries with the highest COVID-19 death tolls

25/05/2020
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Mexico is among the 10 countries with the highest COVID-19 death tolls
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Mexico is among the 10 countries with the highest COVID-19 death tolls

25/05/2020
21:26
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The novel coronavirus has claimed more than 346,000 lives worldwide

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Global infections from the novel coronavirus surpassed five million on Thursday as the pandemic played out unevenly across the planet, with China eager to declare a victory, Europe tentatively emerging from its shell, and deaths still rising in hotspots in Latin America.

The grim milestone is still only a fraction of the true number of infections from a virus that has claimed more than 346,000 lives in its whirl around the globe, according to official sources.

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And while many hard-hit European countries have significantly curbed the rise of cases, Latin America has been in the grip of an infection surge.

In this vein, Mexico overtook China’s COVID-19 death toll on May 15 as the Latin American country struggles to cope with soaring numbers of infections.

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On May 21, Mexico joined the 10 countries with the highest COVID-19 death tolls, according to the John Hopkins coronavirus tally.

As of May 25, the United States has registered 98,228 fatalities, followed by the United Kingdom with 36,996 COVID-19 related deaths, and Italy with 32,877.

Meanwhile, France has 28,460 COVID-19 related deaths to date while Spain has 26,834 fatalities.

Brazil has 23,473 fatalities, followed by Belgium with 9,334 COVID-19 related deaths, Germany with 8,329, Mexico with 7,633 deaths, and Iran with 7,508.
 

The ten countries with the highest COVID-19 death tolls
 
United States 98,228 COVID-19 related deaths
United Kingdom 36,996 COVID-19 related deaths
Italy 32,877 COVID-19 related deaths
France 28,460 COVID-19 related deaths
Spain 26,834 COVID-19 related deaths
Brazil 23,473 COVID-19 related deaths
Belgium 9,334 COVID-19 related deaths
Germany 8,329 COVID-19 related deaths
Mexico 7,633 COVID-19 related deaths
Iran 7,508 COVID-19 related deaths

In spite of the projections, Mexico’s lockdown will be partially lifted between May 17 and June 1 depending on how the pandemic has affected each municipality, although elders and other vulnerable groups from all over the country are urged to stay home.

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