Mexico death toll Britain, Mexico surpassed Britain as the country.

Mexico surpassed Britain as the country with the third-highest coronavirus death toll on Friday (Jul 31), as the pandemic reached new milestones in Latin America and threatened to disrupt efforts to reopen the region’s reeling economies.

The record places Mexico behind Brazil, Latin America’s largest and most populous nation, and the United States. More than 91,000 people have died in Brazil, and the US death toll has topped 152,000.

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Mexico on Friday recorded 688 fatalities to bring its death toll to 46,688, with 424,637 confirmed cases.

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The United Kingdom has recorded 46,204 deaths and 304,793 cases, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Mexican officials say the pandemic is likely far more extensive than official figures reflect.

The rising tolls have cemented Latin America’s status as one of the epicenters of the virus. Cases in the region have doubled over the past month to more than 4.7 million infections.

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Colombia, where lockdowns are planned through the end of August, passed the 10,000 death benchmark on Friday, tallying 10,105 fatalities. The Andean country is expected to reach 300,000 total cases over the weekend.

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