Mexico reports 16,421 new cases of COVID-19, 328 more deaths

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People are seen after receiving a dose of AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a mass vaccination in Guadalupe, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Photo

MEXICO CITY, July 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's health ministry on Friday reported 16,421 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country and 328 more fatalities, bringing its totals to 2,726,160 infections and 237,954 deaths.

The government has said the real number of cases is likely significantly higher, and separate data published recently suggested the actual death toll could be 60% higher than the official count. read more

Reporting by Cassandra Garrison; Editing by Daina Beth Solomon

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