June 13, 2020 / 12:17 AM / a month ago

Mexico reports record tally of 5,222 new coronavirus cases

Medical workers wearing protective suits are seen outside the migrant shelter "Casa INDI", where some migrants have been infected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Monterrey, Mexico June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry reported a record 5,222 new confirmed coronavirus infections along with 504 additional fatalities on Friday, bringing the total in the country to 139,196 cases and 16,448 deaths.

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

Reporting by David Alire Garcia and Diego Ore

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