June 16, 2020 / 12:26 AM / 22 days ago

Mexico's coronavirus infections surpass 150,000, deaths over 17,500

People wearing protective masks walk inside a subway station after the city government lifted restrictions on car traffic and public transport along with factory works, to resume under strict sanitary protections, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Mexico City, Mexico June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico passed the grim milestone of 150,000 total confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, as the health ministry reported 3,427 new infections along with 439 additional fatalities.

There are now a total 150,264 confirmed coronavirus cases and 17,580 deaths, though the government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the official count.

Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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