(Belga) At least 100,000 people have surrendered to Covid-19 in Mexico, where contamination cases have exceeded one million, the country’s authorities announced Thursday.
“Today in Mexico, 100,000 people have lost their lives because of Covid-19,” said Hugo Lopez-Gatell, who is responsible in government for the strategy to fight the epidemic. The country of 129 million people now has 100,104 deaths for 1,019,543 confirmed cases since the pandemic hit Mexico in late February, said José Luis Alomia, director general of epidemiology at the Ministry of Health. Thursday’s figures represent an increase over the last 24 hours of 4,472 confirmed cases and 576 deaths. Mexico is the 4th country to cross the 100,000 death mark, behind the United States, Brazil and India. It is the eleventh country in the world in the number of deaths per 100,000 inhabitants (77), according to AFP statistics. Since the first outbreak in Mexico on February 28, the number of weekly infections has exceeded 50,000 in the 29th week of the epidemic, to stabilize about 30,000 in the 38th week. However, last month they rebounded to 40,000 in the first week of November, according to official figures. (Belga)