Mexico records 3,719 new coronavirus cases, 256 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: Medical staff are seen looking after patients inside 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. Picture taken August 20, 2020.REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Monday reported 3,719 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 256 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 599,560 cases and 64,414 deaths.

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

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon and Diego Ore Oviedo; Writing by Drazen Jorgic