Mexico tops 70,000 COVID-19 deaths
The confirmed coronavirus death toll in Mexico has surpassed 70,000 after the Mexican government reported 534 new deaths in the past 24 hours.
Making matters worse, excess mortality data from mid-March through early August indicates that the total number of deaths beyond the official count is likely tens of thousands higher.
Mexico also reported 5,935 new infections, bring its total caseload to 658,299.
Meanwhile, more than 28.3 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and more than 912,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some 19 million people have recovered.