Mexico's confirmed coronavirus death toll rises to 212,466

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination in Monterrey
A man receives a dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a mass vaccination program in Monterrey, Mexico April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

MEXICO CITY, April 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's health ministry on Monday reported 1,308 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country and 127 more fatalities, bringing its total to 2,306,910 infections and 212,466 deaths.

The government has said the real number of cases is likely significantly higher, and separate data published recently suggested the actual death toll is at least 60% above the confirmed figure.

Reporting by David Alire Garcia and Raul Cortes Fernandez

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