MEXICO CITY, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Mexico registered 4,685 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide count to 304,435, the country's health ministry said Monday.
Meanwhile, a total of 485 new deaths were reported, taking its total to 35,491, the ministry said.
Also on Monday, Mexican Finance Minister Arturo Herrera tweeted that he has recovered from COVID-19 as he tested negative for the virus over the weekend.
Herrera added that he is returning to work while strictly following medical recommendations.
The minister tweeted on June 25 that he had tested positive for COVID-19, and that he was experiencing minor symptoms.
According to data from the health ministry on Sunday, Mexico has overtaken Italy to be the country with the fourth highest COVID-19 death toll in the world.
The Mexican government has said the real number of infections is likely significantly higher than the reported confirmed cases.