7 August 2020
Mexico's coronavirus death toll surged past 50,000 on Thursday, the government said. The health ministry announced 819 more deaths in its daily update, taking the total to 50,517 since the Latin American country's first case was detected in February. The overall number of infections registered now stands at 462,690 in the nation of more than 128 million. Mexico recently overtook Britain to become the third hardest-hit country in terms of virus deaths, after Brazil and the United States.
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