Mexico’s coronavirus death toll rises to 85,285

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mexico City
A healthcare worker cleans his mask after collecting a sample from a person at a temporary testing site for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mexico City, Mexico October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

October 16, 2020

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s health ministry on Thursday reported 5,514 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 387 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 834,910 cases and 85,285 deaths.

The government says the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

(Reporting by Diego Ore and Anthony Esposito; Editing by Sandra Maler)