Mexico posts record 5,662 new coronavirus cases in one day

Mexico has posted another record one-day increase in confirmed oronavirus cases, with 5,662

The daily death toll has been hovering around 700 for much of this week, but the daily case load increase has usually remained below 5,000.

Mexico now has seen 19,747 confirmed coronavirus deaths and 165,455 confirmed cases.

Officials have acknowledged that both figures are undercounts because of a lack of testing and delayed results.

Officials say the country is on a plateau with few signs of decrease, even as the economy starts reopening. This week's string of near-record figures pose a particular challenge, because expectations have been growing that further economic openings will be announced Friday.