FILE PHOTO: A passenger wears a protective mask, which was declared mandatory inside trains and subway stations, as a measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City, Mexico April 17, 2020. The sign reads “Stay at home”. REUTERS/ Edgard Garrido
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Saturday that Mexico has registered 7,497 confirmed coronavirus cases and 650 deaths.
That is up from 6,875 cases and 546 deaths on Friday.
Lopez-Gatell said on Thursday the country might have nearly 56,000 people infected with the fast-spreading coronavirus.
Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Sandra Maler