Mexico’s health ministry reported 5,681 new cases of coronavirus infection and 741 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 231,770 cases and 28,510 deaths.
With the additional deaths, Mexico’s coronavirus toll exceeded Spain’s total number of fatalities from the virus, which on Wednesday was 28,363, according to a Reuters tally.
Turkey has identified more than 200,000 coronavirus cases with 1,192 new cases diagnosed in the previous 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Wednesday.
The health ministry data showed more than 87% of the cases have recovered. The death toll in the country from the respiratory disease reached 5,150, the data showed.
Colombia’s confirmed coronavirus infections tipped across the 100,000 case threshold on Wednesday, as the country’s quarantine measures roll on and intensive care units fill.
Confirmed coronavirus cases now number 102,009, the health ministry said, 54,941 of which are active. Some 3,470 people have died.
Wednesday also marked the highest-ever daily increase in confirmed cases with an uptick of 4,163.
The number of deaths in France from the new coronavirus rose by 18 on Wednesday from the previous day to stand at 29,861, an increase in line with the last week’s daily average but new cases of the COVID-19 disease caused by the virus rose sharply.
French health authorities said confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 918 to 165,719, after an increase of 541 on Tuesday.
In a statement, they said “a catch-up of missing data” had contributed to the sharper increase.
The figure of 918 is almost three times lower than April’s daily average of 2,582, when the pandemic was at its peak, but higher than last week’s average of 622, as well as June’s of 435 and May’s of 715.
France has been gradually easing its lockdown since May 11, with almost all businesses now open again.
The country’s death toll is the fifth highest in the world, but Reuters’ case count — which includes probable incidents in nursing homes — puts France in thirteenth place with 200,667 infections.