May 17, 2020 / 12:58 AM / 2 months ago

Mexico registers 47,144 cases of coronavirus and 5,045 deaths

FILE PHOTO: Paramedics transport a patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) toward an ambulance to take him to El Paso, Texas, outside the Hospital General in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico registered 47,144 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, with the country’s death toll rising to 5,045, health authorities said.

Mexico has seen a slightly higher death rate from coronavirus than the global average so far due to the widespread presence of pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, experts say.

Reporting by Julia Love; Editing by David Gregorio

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