Mexico reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases - health ministry

FILE PHOTO: A paramedic waits outside the General Hospital for an available hospital bed for a patient showing symptoms of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to be admitted, in Mexico City, Mexico January 7, 2021. The sign reads "Respiratory emergencies."REUTERS/Luis Cortes

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico reported 10,003 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 502 more fatalities on Sunday, according to health ministry data, bringing its total to 1,534,039 infections and 133,706 deaths.

The real number of infected people and deaths is likely significantly higher than the official count, the ministry has said, due to little testing.

Reporting by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Himani Sarkar