June 19, 2020 / 1:49 AM / a month ago

Mexico posts record number of new coronavirus infections

FILE PHOTO: A medical staff is seen looking after a patient inside the provisional military hospital of the Campo Militar No. 1, which takes care of patients with symptoms of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mexico City, Mexico June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry reported on Thursday a record 5,662 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 667 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 165,455 cases and 19,747 deaths.

The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Sandra Maler

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