Mexico’s coronavirus death toll has surpassed the United Kingdom as the country with the third highest number of viral deaths. This further highlights Latin America’s status as a viral hotspot, as many countries there have no signs that the end of the pandemic is over. .
Followers at Johns Hopkins University said that on Friday, Mexico reported 688 new deaths, totaling 46,688 people, just enough to make the country surpass the total number of deaths in the United Kingdom, which was last Friday. Are listed as 46,204 people.
Mexico’s currently reported number of deaths from the coronavirus is second only to the United States and Brazil, although its total number of cases still ranks sixth, after countries such as India, Russia and South Africa.
Despite the recent surge in reported cases and deaths, experts say this number may still be underestimated.
The death toll that surpassed the United Kingdom has put pressure on Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has been criticized for his understatement of the epidemic, and has joined Brazil. President Jal Bolsonaro was compared with US President Donald Trump, who was the leader of the other two worst-hit countries.
On Friday, he commented to reporters that he would only wear a mask when corruption in Mexico is no longer a problem-“then I will wear a mask, and then I will stop talking,” he said.
Like his peers Bolsonaro and Trump, Lopez Obrador refused to wear a mask in public, resisted social distancing measures, and criticized media coverage of Mexico’s climbing case. Mexico City sociologist Rodolfo Soriano-Núñez said: “In the United States and the United Kingdom and other countries, masks have been politicized.” protector. Some people in Mexico believe that the decision to wear masks in public is a way to make a political statement, which is similar to the phenomenon in the United States and Brazil, and the presidents of these countries have also been criticized for encouraging people to do so. The basic method of attracting them. With the increase in the number of cases and deaths, most parts of Latin America are under the weight of the pandemic. Experts say that economic inequality and different medical services in the region make many people living there particularly vulnerable to illness. . According to Reuters, the total number of deaths in Colombia exceeded 10,000 last Friday, and by the end of the week, the number of confirmed cases in the country may reach 300,000. According to a report by the Andalu agency, although accounting for 8% of the global population, Latin America still accounts for 30% of the world’s confirmed deaths from the coronavirus.
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