June 20, 2020 / 2:15 AM / 15 days ago

Mexico blows past 20,000 coronavirus deaths

Cemetery workers wearing protective suits complete the burial of a man, who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at San Efren Municipal Cemetery, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Ecatepec de Morelos, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Coronavirus deaths in Mexico surpassed 20,000 on Friday after the health ministry reported 647 new fatalities and 5,030 new confirmed cases.

Total cases now stand at 170,485, with 20,394 fatalities, though the government has said the real number of infections is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

Reporting by Anthony Esposito and Sharay Angulo; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel

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