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Mexico registers 5,014 cases of coronavirus and 332 deaths – health ministry

Traffic police walk along a street closed to the public by the local government near Zocalo Square, after the Mexican government declared a health emergency and issued stricter regulations to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City, Mexico April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico registered 353 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, bringing its total to 5,014 cases and 332 deaths, the health ministry said.

Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell has acknowledged that Mexico likely has far more people infected with the fast-spreading coronavirus, citing government statistical models.

Last week, Lopez-Gatell said the country might have 26,500 cases, with many of those not showing symptoms or not diagnosed.

Reporting by Julia Love; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel

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