June 17, 2020 / 2:11 AM / 17 days ago

Mexico's total coronavirus cases rise to 154,863 and 18,310 deaths

A seller, wearing a face mask, is pictured behind a plastic sheet installed for protection at a local market know as "Tianguis" as it reopens under strict sanitary measures after a two months closure and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Iztapalapa neighbourhood in Mexico City, Mexico June 15 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s total confirmed coronavirus infections rose to 154,863 cases and 18,310 total deaths on Tuesday, as the health ministry reported 4,599 new infections along with 730 additional fatalities.

The government says the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the official count.

Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Sandra Maler

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