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Mexico coronavirus death toll hits 28,510, exceeding Spain: Reuters tally

FILE PHOTO: A man digs a grave at the Xico cemetery, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Valle de Chalco, in the State of Mexico,, Mexico, Mexico June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Tuesday reported 5,681 new cases of coronavirus infection and 741 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 231,770 cases and 28,510 deaths.

With the additional deaths, Mexico’s coronavirus toll exceeded Spain’s total number of fatalities from the virus, which on Wednesday was 28,363, according to a Reuters tally.

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon

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