June 10, 2020 / 12:34 AM / a month ago

Mexico confirms nearly 600 new coronavirus deaths - health ministry

FILE PHOTO: Luis, 62, a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and diabetes, is pictured inside a capsule as Red Cross paramedics transfer him from a hospital to another in Mexico City, Mexico, June 8, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry reported 4,199 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 596 additional fatalities on Tuesday, bringing the total in the country to 124,301 cases and 14,649 deaths.

The government has said the real number of infected people is significantly higher than the official count.

Reporting by David Alire Garcia Editing by Frank Jack Daniel

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