Mexico registers 578 new cases of coronavirus, 60 new deaths

Published April 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

MEXICO CITY – Mexican health officials reported on Friday 578 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 60 new deaths, bringing the country’s total to 6,875 cases and 546 deaths.

A passenger wears a protective mask, which was declared mandatory inside trains and subway stations, as a measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City, Mexico April 17, 2020. (REUTERS/Edgard Garrido / MANILA BULLETIN)
A passenger wears a protective mask, which was declared mandatory inside trains and subway stations, as a measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City, Mexico April 17, 2020. (REUTERS/Edgard Garrido / MANILA BULLETIN)

Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Thursday the country might have nearly 56,000 people infected with the fast-spreading coronavirus.

Citing government models, Lopez-Gatell has said many who are infected likely did not have symptoms or were not diagnosed.

 
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