Mexico registers lowest coronavirus death toll in a year, health ministry says

Mexico’s Ministry of Health recorded 50 new confirmed deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, the lowest daily increase reported from the pandemic in more than a year, according to government figures.

The surge, which brought the official death toll to 221,647, was the smallest since last Sunday in April 2020 and follows a steady decline in new infections every day in Mexico over the past few weeks as vaccine adoption accelerates.

Mexico has stated that the real number of coronavirus deaths and infections is likely to be significantly higher than the official figure. Separate government data suggests the death toll could be at least 60% above the confirmed number.

The ministry also reported 1,274 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday, bringing the total to 2,396,604.

Despite the positive data, efforts to get life back to normal suffered a setback over the weekend. Authorities in Campeche and Nayarit states said returns to school had been suspended due to a surge in infections.

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