Mexico sees 3,500 new coronavirus cases in projected peak weekend

Monday, 2020-05-11 11:23:29
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A woman wearing a protective face mask walks on a street in Iztapalapa neighborhood, as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Mexico City, Mexico May 8, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)
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Mexico's health ministry confirmed 1,562 new cases of coronavirus infection on Sunday (May 10), along with 112 additional deaths, as government models projected that infections could peak this weekend.

Since Saturday, 3,500 new infections were logged, according to the official tally.

Reported coronavirus cases in the country total 35,022, with 3,465 deaths attributed to the highly contagious COVID-19 respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. But the true number for both figures is almost certainly significantly higher due to the low level of testing nationwide.