- Title: Mexico coronavirus death toll hits 28,510, exceeding Spain - Reuters tally
- Date: 2nd July 2020
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (JULY 2, 2020) (REUTERS) POLICEMEN TALKING OUTSIDE HOSPITAL NO ENTRY SIGNS OUTSIDE HOSPITAL HOSPITAL EXTERIOR PEOPLE LOOKING ON OUTSIDE HOSPITAL (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) 67-YEAR-OLD TEACHER, DIANA LOPEZ, SAYING: ''Sometimes we don't take many precautions, we don't know what is happening and we have already lost a family member, we're a bit (sad). It's a natural selection but we have to contribute with the necessary hygiene measures.â€ PATIENT LEAVES HOSPITAL IN WHEELCHAIR PEOPLE IN WAITING ROOM VARIOUS OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE HOSPITAL (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) 46-YEAR-OLD BANK EMPLOYEE, ESMERALDA RAMIREZ, SAYING: ''I think it's not the time yet (to reopen), evidently there are more people on the street, we have seen more traffic, independently from the fact that people need to go out to work. We are at a complete risk, there is still a risk of infections. There are situations like those we experience at hospitals which we can't avoid. Relatives, in my case, unfortunately who have presented complications of another kind. Thanks to God, they have not been due to the pandemic, however this limits the services." VARIOUS, PEOPLE WAITING OUTSIDE HOSPITAL
- Embargoed: 16th July 2020 23:47
- Keywords: COVID-19 Mexico coronavirus figures
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001CL4BYO7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Mexico's health ministry on Wednesday (July 1) reported 5,681 new cases of coronavirus infection and 741 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 231,770 cases and 28,510 deaths.
With the additional deaths, Mexico's coronavirus toll exceeded Spain's total number of fatalities from the virus, which on Wednesday was 28,363, according to a Reuters tally.
Mexico in June shed 82,000 formal jobs registered for social security benefits, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday, in a marked improvement from the previous month during the crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
In May, Mexico lost around 345,000 formal jobs, according to official data. Millions more jobs, the vast majority of them people working informally, have been lost since the country began lockdown against coronavirus in late March.
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