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Health

Mexico's confirmed coronavirus death toll tops 83,000

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

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Thursday reported 5,300 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 370 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 804,488 infections and 83,096 deaths.

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

Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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