Mexico's coronavirus death toll passes 218,000

by Reuters
Thursday, 6 May 2021 04:21 GMT

(Adds case numbers)

MEXICO CITY, May 5 (Reuters) - Mexico's health ministry on Wednesday reported 267 new confirmed coronavirus deaths and 3,021 new cases, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 218,007 and cases to 2,355,985.

Separate government data published in March suggested the real death toll may be at least 60% above the confirmed figure. (Reporting by Sharay Angulo; Writing by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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