MEXICO CITY, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Mexico's health ministry reported on Wednesday 829 new COVID-19 deaths, taking its national toll from the pandemic to 49,698.
Meanwhile, 6,139 new cases were reported, bringing the total in the country to 456,100, according to the ministry.
Mexico's national count of COVID-19 cases is the sixth highest in the world, with its death toll the third highest.
Since the onset of the pandemic, the country has conducted more than 1 million COVID-19 tests, while health authorities have acknowledged that the real number of infected people is likely higher, according to media reports.
Latin America, home to some 8 percent of the world's population, has strived to stem the spread of COVID-19 as its governments seek to ease lockdowns to revive the region's economy.