July 2, 2020 / 12:42 AM / a month ago

Mexico coronavirus death toll hits 28,510, exceeding Spain - Reuters tally

A health worker attends a demonstration to ask Mexico's government to provide more means and better working conditions to hospital workers, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City, Mexico July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Tuesday reported 5,681 new cases of coronavirus infection and 741 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 231,770 cases and 28,510 deaths.

With the additional deaths, Mexico’s coronavirus toll exceeded Spain’s total number of fatalities from the virus, which on Wednesday was 28,363, according to a Reuters tally.

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon

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