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Mexico's confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 817,503: health ministry

FILE PHOTO: Medical staff wearing suits with happy faces drawn on them, are seen inside the military hospital at the Heroic Military Academy which takes care of patients with symptoms of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City, Mexico August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s Health Ministry on Sunday reported 3,175 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 139 additional fatalities, bringing the total to 817,503 cases and 83,781 deaths.

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

Reporting by David Alire Garcia and Sharay Angulo; Editing by Himani Sarkar