Mexico registers 578 new cases of coronavirus, 60 new deaths

A passenger wears a protective mask, which was declared mandatory inside trains and subway stations, as a measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City, Mexico April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican health officials reported on Friday 578 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 60 new deaths, bringing the country’s total to 6,875 cases and 546 deaths.

Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Thursday the country might have nearly 56,000 people infected with the fast-spreading coronavirus.

Citing government models, Lopez-Gatell has said many who are infected likely did not have symptoms or were not diagnosed.

Reporting by Stefanie Eschenbacher; Editing by Sandra Maler

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