Mexico overtakes UK, has third-highest COVID-19 death toll
The number of coronavirus deaths in Mexico rose to 46,688 yesterday (31), with the Latin American country overtaking the United Kingdom for the world's third-highest COVID-19 death toll.
Mexico's health ministry registered 8,458 new cases, a record for a single day, as well as 688 additional deaths, bringing the total to 424,637 cases and 46,688 fatalities.
The Mexican government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.
More than 17.4 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. More than 10.2 million patients have recovered, and at least 677,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.