Mexico hits daily COVID-19 record with 16,105 new cases - health ministry

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City
Paramedics wait outside the General Hospital for an available hospital bed for their patient showing symptoms of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to be admitted, in Mexico City, Mexico January 7, 2021. Picture taken January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Luis Cortes

MEXICO CITY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Mexico on Saturday reported a record 16,105 new confirmed coronavirus cases, along with 1,135 additional fatalities, according to health ministry data, bringing its total tally to 1,524,036 infections and 133,204 deaths.

The new daily death toll marks the fifth consecutive day that officials have reported more than 1,000 fatalities due to the highly contagious disease caused by the virus.

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 and Adriana Barrera; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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