Mexico death toll revised by 60% to 321,000, overtaking Brazil as second-highest worldwide; Germany must suppress the virus now or risk losing control.

Iran Press/America: Mexico’s government acknowledged Saturday that the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic now stands above 321,000, almost 60% more than the official test-confirmed number of 201,429, the Guardian reported.

Mexico does little testing, and because hospitals were overwhelmed, many Mexicans died at home without getting a test.

On Saturday, the government quietly published such a report, which found there were 294,287 deaths linked to Covid from the start of the pandemic through 14 February. 

The higher toll would rival that of Brazil, which currently has the world’s second-highest number of deaths after the United States.

The new report also confirms just how deadly Mexico’s second wave in January was.

As of the end of December, excess death estimates suggested a total of about 220,000 deaths related to Covid in Mexico, that number jumped by around 75,000 in just a month and a half.

Former President Felipe Calderón wrote in his Twitter account Saturday that “more than 400,000 Mexicans have died, above the average for previous years ... probably the highest figure in the world.”

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