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Mexico’s Covid-19 Deaths Rise by Record as Economy Restarts

  • Auto production, mining included among essential activities
  • Some towns with few cases allowed to open, refuse to restart
Red Cross' paramedics prepare to carry a patient suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus from an ambulance in Mexico City, on May 20.

Red Cross' paramedics prepare to carry a patient suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus from an ambulance in Mexico City, on May 20.

Photographer: Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images

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Mexico reported a record daily increase of 424 Covid-19 deaths, bringing the total to 6,090, according to a Health Ministry presentation at a news conference Wednesday evening. Total cases rose by 2,248 to 56,594.

The increase in deaths comes as Mexico has begun opening municipalities with few or no coronavirus cases to economic activity. The country has also decided to include auto production, mining and construction as essential activities, allowing those industries to reopen their factories if they meet health and safety guidelines.