Mexico and Brazil recorded their highest daily death tolls as Coronavirus seems to be abating in Latin America. Germany is spending a massive amount of money to boost recovery and reboot its economy from creeping.
Mexico reported 1,092 coronavirus deaths on Wednesday – double the country’s previous highest one-day toll. Daily infections were also at an all-time high of just under 4,000.
The country’s deputy health minister, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, attributed the sharp death-toll rise to the results of a new mortality committee dedicated to better identifying which deaths in the country were caused by the virus.
“Over the past 20 or 25 days, we have had various cases that were slowly passed on to the registry, for various reasons,” he said. “A technical commission has specifically been carrying out complementary methods.”
The country, the second-largest economy in Latin America, now has 101,238 known cases, and 11,729 officially recorded deaths, though authorities have previously said the real number is higher.
Brazil registered a record number of daily coronavirus deaths (1,350) for the second consecutive day and infections looked set to pass 600,000 on Thursday, just four days after passing 500,000. City and state authorities have moved aggressively to reopen businesses, including in Rio de Janeiro, where many shops opened for the first time in months on Tuesday.
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