FILE PHOTO: Relatives of a man who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before being transferred to a hospital are seen near an ambulance transporting the body of their loved one, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezREUT
CAIRO – 3 June 2020: Mexico has announced that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) had reached its maximum intensity in the country after the ministry reported a record increase in daily cases.
The deputy health minister said late on Tuesday there were an additional 3,891 cases and 470 more deaths.
That brought the total number of known cases to 97,326, with 10,637 deaths. Worse still, health authorities have said the real number of cases is higher than the estimated.
"The coronavirus epidemic is at its maximum level of intensity," Hugo Lopez-Gatell, who has spearheaded the country's response to the outbreak, said during a news conference.
Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion of the Mexican Ministry of Health
Lopez-Gatell added that the decline in cases was usually slower than the ascent.
Officials stated that 70,308 COVID-19 patients had recovered from the virus so far.