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Mexico records 6,026 new coronavirus cases, 518 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks are pictured amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), next to one of the canals of Xochimilco, one of the highly contagious zones, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico, August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Wednesday reported 6,026 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 518 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 579,914 cases and 62,594 deaths.

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

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon and Sharay Angulo; Editing by Sandra Maler