The Latest: 1,744 Mexican health-care worker die from virus
October 15, 2020
MEXICO CITY — Mexico reported Wednesday that a total of 1,744 health-care workers have died so far of COVID-19, and another 164 are suspected to have died of it but their test results are still pending.
The number of doctors, nurses, technicians and hospital employees confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus in Mexico now amounts to 127,053. That means health care professionals account for about 15% of all Mexico's confirmed coronavirus cases, and about 18% of all COVID-19 deaths.
The Health Department said that of those who died, 42% were nurses, 26% were doctors, and...