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Mexico reports 3,699 new coronavirus cases, 171 more deaths

People line up for free food at a community soup kitchen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Monday reported 3,699 additional cases of the novel coronavirus and 171 more deaths in the country, bringing the official number of cases to 854,926 and the death toll to 86,338.

Health officials have said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon and Sharay Angulo

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