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Health

Mexico records 5,824 new coronavirus cases, 552 more deaths

Medical staff wearing suits with happy faces drawn on them, are seen inside the military hospital at the Heroic Military Academy which takes care of patients with symptoms of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City, Mexico August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Friday reported 5,824 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 552 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 585,738 cases and 63,146 deaths.

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

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon, Editing by Dave Graham

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