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Mexico becomes fifth-hardest hit country in pandemic, surpassing France

05 Jul 2020 / 10:10 H.

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s death toll from the new coronavirus rose to 30,366 Saturday, propelling it past France to become the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities in the global pandemic, according to the health ministry.

“As of today, 30,366 people who had tested positive for Covid-19 in the laboratory have died,“ Jose Luis Alomia, national director of the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, told a press conference.

The US remains the hardest-hit country in the world, followed by Brazil, Britain and Italy, according to an AFP tally of official figures. - AFP

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