Mexico's death toll from coronavirus outbreak tops 50,000

has jumped above 50,000 dead from the coronavirus with the latest daily report of 819 newly confirmed deaths. The report from the Health Department on Thursday brought the country’s accumulated to 50,517. That is the third-highest death toll in the world, behind only the United States and Brazil.

Mexico's health ministry on Thursday reported 6,590 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 819 fatalities, bringing the country's totals to 462,690 cases and 50,517 deaths.

The virus is spreading quickly; just over two weeks ago, the health ministry reported 40,000 deaths.

has now the third-highest death toll in the world, after Brazil, which is approaching 100,000, and the United States, which is approaching 160,000.

Health ministry officials have said that both the number of both cases and deaths in Mexico are likely significantly higher than reported.

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