Mexico has confirmed its first death from the coronavirus in the country.

In a statement on late Wednesday, the Health Ministry said the deceased was a diabetic patient, who had coronavirus symptoms for a week. 

On Monday, the Mexican government had announced there were 53 confirmed cases and 176 suspected cases of the coronavirus in the country.

There is a case in nearly every state in the country.

“This is the reality and these are the dates,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said.

“The very moment and minute that we detect that we have entered the community transmission

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