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Health

Mexico records 4,921 new coronavirus cases, 575 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a sample using a swab from a person at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease at the Tepito neighborhood in Mexico City, Mexico September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Wednesday reported 4,921 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 575 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 610,957 cases and 65,816 deaths.

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

Reporting by Stefanie Eschenbacher and Diego Ore; Writing by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Sandra Maler

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