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Mexico’s official coronavirus death toll hits 46,000

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s health ministry posted 639 new deaths from coronavirus on Thursday bring the country’s toll to 46,000, almost the same as the United Kingdom which has the third-highest death toll worldwide from the pandemic.

Total confirmed infections in Mexico stand at 416,179 cases, up 7,730, according to the ministry’s official count.

The Mexican government has said the real number of infected people is likely to be significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

(Reporting by Diego Ore; Editing by David Alire Garcia and Michael Perry)

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