May 3, 2020 / 3:36 AM / a month ago

Mexico posts 1,349 new coronavirus cases and 2,061 total deaths

FILE PHOTO: Paramedics bring a 52-year-old patient into the emergency area of the Regional General Hospital No. 66 of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez/File photo

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry reported 1,349 new known coronavirus cases and 89 more deaths on Saturday, bringing the country’s total to 22,088 cases and 2,061 deaths.

The head of Mexico’s consumer protection agency, Ricardo Sheffield, said on Twitter on Saturday he had tested positive, becoming at least the second high-ranking federal government official with the virus.

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon and Miguel Angel Gutierrez; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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