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Mexico reports 3,868 new coronavirus cases, 531 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A cemetery worker stands next to the body of Maria Hernandez, 84, who died and was suspected to have had coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before her cremation at the cemetery on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico February 5, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Monday reported 3,868 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 531 more confirmed fatalities from COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,936,013 cases and 166,731 deaths.

The government says the real number of infected people and the death toll in Mexico are both likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

Reporting by Adriana Barrera; Writing by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Christian Schmollinger and Himani Sarkar

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