July 16, 2020 / 12:25 AM / a month ago

Mexico reports 317,635 total cases of coronavirus, 36,906 deaths

A patient gestures as a health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) conducts a test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the municipality of Tlahuac, one of the highly contagious zones of the city, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Mexico City, Mexico July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 6,149 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 579 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 317,635 cases and 36,906 deaths.

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

Reporting by Miguel Gutierrez; writing by Julia Love; Editing by Sandra Maler

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