Mexico reaches another COVID-19 record, posting 49,343 new cases

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A young man receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a vaccination program for minors between the ages of 14 to 17 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico January 17, 2022. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

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MEXICO CITY, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Mexico posted a fresh record of new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, reporting 49,343 infections in a single day, according to health ministry data.

The country also logged 320 more deaths from the virus, the highest daily number of fatalities since late November. Mexico in total has registered 4,434,758 coronavirus cases and 301,789 deaths since the pandemic began.

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Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon

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