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Mexico reports 4,166 new coronavirus cases, 247 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: Employees of the Rios funeral home undergo sanitization after removing the body of a woman, who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), from a home in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico October 22, 2020. Picture taken October 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry reported on Monday 4,166 additional cases of the novel coronavirus and 247 more deaths in the country, bringing the official number of cases to 895,326 and the death toll to 89,171.

Health officials have said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases. On Sunday, the ministry said the true death toll from Covid-19 may be around 50,000 higher.

Writing by Drazen Jorgic; editing by Dave Graham