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Mexico tops 59,100 coronavirus deaths

Young people with their parents wearing protective face masks line up while maintaining social distancing as a measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before taking the entrance exam to Mexico's National Autonomous University outside University Olympic Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Thursday reported 6,775 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 625 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 543,806 cases and 59,106 deaths.

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

Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Sandra Maler

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