The Mexican government revealed on Jan. 25 that the COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 150,000 amid a surge in cases in recent weeks.
The health ministry reported 659 additional deaths on Jan. 25, bringing the total number of deaths to 150,273. Mexico has the fourth highest COVID-19 death toll in the world, coming after the United States, Brazil, and India.
The health ministry also reported 8,521 new cases on the same day, bringing the total number of cases to 1,771,740.
However, the government said that the actual number of cases could be significantly higher than the official number.
The reports of the tallies came a day after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and is under medical treatment.
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