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Mexico records 5,824 new coronavirus cases, 552 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker takes a nasal swab sample checking for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Narcizo, 64, inside his house over a Chinampa, or floating garden, in 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 Friday reported 5,824 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 552 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 585,738 cases and 63,146 deaths.

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

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon, Editing by Dave Graham