June 14, 2020 / 12:22 AM / a month ago

Mexico reports 3,494 new coronavirus cases: health ministry

FILE PHOTO: A migrant is helped by medical workers before to being transferred to hospital, outside the migrant shelter "Casa INDI", where some migrants have been infected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Monterrey, Mexico June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry reported 3,494 new confirmed coronavirus infections along with 424 additional fatalities on Saturday, bringing the total in the country to 142,690 cases and 16,872 deaths.

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

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon, Editing by Noe Torres

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