Mexico now has the worlds third highest coronavirus death toll just behind the US and Brazil.
It has now suffered at least 46,688 deaths during the pandemic, with a total of 424,637 infections. Mexico reported 688 fatalities on Friday.
Previously the United Kingdom had the third highest toll, and registered 46,204 deaths as of Friday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the effects of the pandemic will be felt “for decades to come.”
In Mexico, local authorities have previously said they believe the real number of infections is likely to be significantly higher than those reported.
More than 17.5 million coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide, along with nearly 679,000 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.