COVID-19 death toll in Mexico tops 90,000

2020-10-29 03:05:39 GMT2020-10-29 11:05:39(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from the novel coronavirus in Mexico has reached 90,309 on Wednesday with 495 more deaths over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.

The country has also registered 5,595 new infections, taking the national tally to 906,863.

"More than 906,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Mexico, including 90,309 people, who have unfortunately died from the disease's complications," said Jose Luis Alomia, director of epidemiology at the Health Ministry.

Due to the pandemic, Mexico, the second largest economy in Latin America after Brazil, is facing a historic economic decline of 9 percent for 2020, according to the International Monetary Fund. Enditem