July 20, 2020 / 12:22 AM / 18 days ago

Mexico reports 5,311 new cases of coronavirus, 296 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) conducts a test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to a patient, 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 Sunday reported 5,311 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 296 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 344,224 cases and 39,184 deaths.

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

Reporting by Julia Love and Lizbeth Diaz; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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