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Mexico's confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 563,705, deaths reach 60,800

FILE PHOTO: Medical staff wearing suits with happy faces drawn on them, are seen inside the military hospital at the Heroic Military Academy which takes care of patients with symptoms of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City, Mexico August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Monday reported 3,541 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 320 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 563,705 cases and 60,800 deaths.

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

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon and Miguel Angel Gutierrez; editing by Drazen Jorgic

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