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Mexico's Covid Response Led to the Deaths of 2,240 New Mothers

Maternal mortality rates have spiked across the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

Keren Vallejo Castro with her family.

Keren Vallejo Castro with her family.

Source: Ana María Vallejo Castro

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At about noon on Jan. 30, Keren Vallejo Castro checked herself into a hospital in Baja California and delivered a healthy baby boy. Eight hours later, she was dead.