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Health

Mexico adds 6,426 confirmed coronavirus cases, 719 deaths: health ministry

A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a swab sample from a child to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mexico City, Mexico November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Friday reported 6,426 new confirmed coronavirus infections in the country and 719 deaths, bringing the official totals to 1,025,969 cases and 100,823 dead.

Health officials have said the real number of cases is likely significantly higher than the official tally.

Reporting by David Alire Garcia and Adriana Barrera; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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