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Mexico passes 900,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: An employee of the Rios funeral home wraps a casket containing the body of a person that died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in plastic film in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry reported on Tuesday 5,942 additional cases of the novel coronavirus and 643 more deaths in the country, bringing the official number of cases to 901,268 and the death toll to 89,814.

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