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Mexico's confirmed coronavirus cases up to 748,315, authorities say

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a sample using a swab from a person at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease at the Tepito neighborhood in Mexico City, Mexico September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico’s confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 748,315 on Thursday, according to updated data from the health ministry, along with a total reported death toll of 78,078.

Authorities reported 5,099 new cases and 432 deaths on Thursday, but the true figures are likely significantly higher due to little testing.

Reporting by Laura Gottesdiener; Editing by Sandra Maler