Mexico reports 4,129 more COVID-19 cases, 339 deaths

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-31 11:27:28|Editor: huaxia

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Mexico reported on Sunday 4,129 more COVID-19 cases and 339 additional deaths, taking its national tally to 595,841 and death toll to 64,158, its health ministry said.

Mexico now has the third-largest COVID-19 death toll, only after the United States and Brazil. The government has said the real number of infections is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

Mexico's economy is facing a "high degree of uncertainty" as it is still difficult to predict the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that the virus containment measures will have, Banxico, the central bank of Mexico, said in a report on Wednesday.

The country's gross domestic product fell 18.7 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period of 2019, weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography. Enditem