Fact Check: Mexico DOES Have Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19

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  • by: Chelsea Carter
Fact Check: Mexico DOES Have Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 False!

Does Mexico not have a single case of "corona virus?" No, that's not true: Mexico has reported hundreds of confirmed cases of COVID-19, as well as dozens of deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

The meme is making the rounds on social media, including this Facebok post (archived here) published on March 10, 2020. It begins:

"Mexico doesn't have a single case of corona virus... 7up, Vicks y sana sana colita de rana combo is undefeated."

Users on social media saw this:

While the meme is meant to poke fun at Mexican and Latin American folk remedies, it also says there are no cases of "corona virus."

According to Johns Hopkins' resource center, Mexico has 367 confirmed cases of COVID-19 - or the novel coronavirus - as well as four deaths attributed to the virus as of March 24, 2020.

COVID-19 cases have been reported in every country in Latin America, according to the center.

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Lead Stories is working with the CoronaVirusFacts/DatosCoronaVirus Alliance, a coalition of more than 100 fact-checkers who are fighting misinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the alliance here.

Chelsea Carter is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories.

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