Mexico reports 5,113 new coronavirus cases, 518 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: Members of a family pray next to the coffin containing the body of their relative who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before their relative’s cremation, at the Municipal Cemetery in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico, Mexico April 8, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Romero

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government reported 5,113 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 518 more fatalities, according to data from the health ministry on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total to 2,291,246 infections and 210,812 deaths.

The government says the real case numbers are likely significantly higher, and separate data published by the health ministry suggested the actual coronavirus death toll may be at least 60% above the confirmed figure.

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