FILE PHOTO: Paramedics transport a patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) toward an ambulance to take him to El Paso, Texas, outside the Hospital General in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez/File Photo
May 17, 2020
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico registered 47,144 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, with the country’s death toll rising to 5,045, health authorities said.
Mexico has seen a slightly higher death rate from coronavirus than the global average so far due to the widespread presence of pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, experts say.
(Reporting by Julia Love; Editing by David Gregorio)