Saturday, 08 August, 2020

Brazil, Mexico report more deaths from coronavirus

Mexico eclipses Britain with third highest coronavirus death toll Mexico overtakes UK to have world’s third-most Covid-19 deaths
Deanna Wagner | 02 August, 2020, 16:57

The investigation found that in more than 3,000 records of deceased individuals, COVID-19 was listed as the "probable", "possible" or "suspected" cause of death - meaning the number of reported coronavirus cases and deaths could be as many as three times the number of confirmed cases.

In Brazil, the country hit second-hardest by the virus worldwide, the death toll climbed to 93,563, while the number of cases surged to over 2.7 million, including 45,392 infected over the past 24 hours.

Friday saw the month end with a new record one-day increase in deaths: at least 1,453, surpassing the previous record set on May 27.

The United States recorded 1.87 million new cases in July, bringing total infections to 4.5 million, for an increase of 69 per cent. Deaths in July rose 20 per cent to almost 154 000 total.

Mexico on Saturday surpassed the United Kingdom to become the nation with the third-most coronavirus deaths, per Johns Hopkins University.

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A man is tested for Covid-19 in Mexico. He has denied charges of hiding members and underreporting gatherings to avoid broader quarantines.

With a population of over 211 million, Brazil is seen as the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Latin America.

Hurricane Isaias' imminent arrival has forced the closure of some outdoor testing sites in the country. All were tested, their movements monitored with electronic wristbands and required to be quarantined before and after.

The novel coronavirus claimed 1,212 lives in Brazil and 688 in Mexico over the past 24 hours, according to health authorities on Saturday. Deaths in July rose 20% to almost 154,000 total. The country is not permitting general travel to and from the countries, which include the United States and Brazil.