Mexico‘s Health Ministry on Friday reported 12,127 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 690 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 1,156,770 cases and 108,863 deaths, according to Reuters.
In Brazil, public health experts warn that an accelerated transmission rate among young people has been a major contributor to a surge in coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths that they fear may be a second wave hitting Latin America’s largest nation, reported Reuters.
Brazil reported 46,884 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 694 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.
The South American country has now registered 6,533,968 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 175,964, according to ministry data, in the world’s third worst outbreak outside the United States and India, said Reuters. Confirmed cases in the past week have risen to a three-month high in Brazil and deaths have jumped over the last month.