The Mexican Health authorities reported 6,891 infections and 665 deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, with which the country reached 289,174 cases and 34,191 deaths, a number of deaths close to that suffered by Italy, one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.
Despite claims by the country’s authorities about the slowdown in the pandemic, the 6,891 cases a day are the third highest number for a single day. The top two figures were recorded on July 8 and 9.
Additionally, at the end of this day, Mexico has a report of 2,302 suspicious deaths that are pending results for confirmation.
In addition to the confirmed data, the authorities have included estimated confirmed cases in the country, with 328,703, while the estimated deaths are 36,054, both higher than those reported in the daily report.
The five entities with the highest number of accumulated cases are Mexico City (56,602), Estado de México (41,529), Tabasco (13,999), Puebla (13,752) and Veracruz (13,293), the authorities indicated.