Mexico deaths pass 10,000 as restrictions eased


More than 10,000 people have died with coronavirus in Mexico, the country’s health minister has announced.

The announcement came on the same day that many restrictions brought in to curb the spread of the virus were lifted. The number of confirmed cases was more than 93,000 as of Monday, according to official figures. That figure means Mexico is the fourth worst affected country in Latin America after Brazil, Peru and Chile.

The number of cases continues to rise steeply. On Monday, the country recorded 2,771 new cases and 237 deaths with coronavirus. The worst affected states are Mexico City, the state surrounding it and Baja California in the south.

The states of Puebla in central Mexico and Sinaloa in the north have also experienced a steep increase in cases. The number of tests carried out in Mexico is low and experts warn the number of people infected could be much higher than that reported by the government.(BBC)…[+]