Mexico posts 1,578 new COVID-19 cases, 36 more deaths

People are pictured on a street as Mexico City authorities announced a full reopening of the city on Monday, for the first time since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Mexico, June 4, 2021. REUTERS / Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY, June 20 (Reuters) – The Mexican Ministry of Health reported 1,578 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country and 36 more deaths on Sunday, bringing the total to 2,477,283 infections and 231,187 deaths.

The government has said the actual number of cases is likely to be significantly higher, and separate data released in March suggests the actual death toll is at least 60% above the confirmed number.

Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon and Noe Torres; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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