The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mexico now stands at over 142,600 while the country’s Covid-19 death toll has surpassed 16,800, the country’s Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell has announced.
“As of June 13, 2020, there are 142,690 confirmed cases, 21,740 confirmed active cases, and 56,926 suspected Covid-19 cases,” Lopez-Gatell said on Twitter after the Saturday coronavirus briefing.
According to the deputy health minister, in the past 24 hours, Mexico registered 3,494 new coronavirus cases and 424 new Covid-19 fatalities. Mexico’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 16,872.
On Friday, Mexico reported 544 new Covid-19 fatalities and 5,222 new coronavirus cases.
A week ago, there were around 113,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Mexico, while the country’s Covid-19 death toll stood at around 13,500.
Thus the country had a weekly death toll rise of around 3,000 and a weekly increase of around 30,000 Covid-19 cases. This is greater than the weekly increases registered at the end of May/start of June, when Mexico reported around 23,000 new cases per week.