Mexico reports 6,561 new COVID-19 cases, 779 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: People queue to get a dose of the Sputnik V coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a mass vaccination in Mexico City, Mexico February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported 6,561 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country and 779 fatalities, bringing its total to 2,125,866 infections and 190,357 deaths.

Officials have been frustrated by bottlenecks in the vaccine supply and raised concerns that wealthy countries are hoarding vaccines against COVID-19.

On Monday, the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden downplayed the prospect of sharing vaccines with Mexico.

Mexico has so far administered roughly 2.7 million vaccine doses, enough for about 1.1% of the population, according to data compiled by Reuters. here

Health officials have said the real number of infected people and deaths in Mexico is likely significantly higher than the official count.

Reporting by Adriana Barrera and Stefanie Eschenbacher; Editing by Leslie Adler