Mexico's coronavirus death toll passes 40,000 mark

FILE PHOTO: Residents look at a healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) conducting a test to a patient while going house to house to test people for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the municipality of Tlahuac, one of the highly contagious zone of Mexico City, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Mexico July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s Health Ministry on Tuesday reported 6,859 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 915 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 356,255 cases and 40,400 deaths.

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

Reporting by Stefanie Eschenbacher and Diego Ore; Editing by Dave Graham