FILE PHOTO: Members of Mexico’s National Guard keep watch during the reopening of the beaches and hotels after confinement measures were eased this week, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Acapulco, Mexico July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Javier Verdin
July 5, 2020
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported 523 more deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 30,366, and 6,014 of new infections, bringing the total to 252,165.
The government has previously said the actual number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.
Citing unpublished figures from the country’s civil registry, broadcaster Milenio reported that as of June 19 almost twice as many people had died from the virus than reported by Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez Gatell.
Reuters was unable to verify the information.
(Reporting by Stefanie Eschenbacher and Sharay Angulo; Editing by Richard Chang)