Mexico reports 153 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing total to 299,285

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ciudad Juarez
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's health ministry on Thursday reported 153 more confirmed fatalities from COVID-19, bringing the official death toll in the country since the pandemic began to 299,285.

The ministry also reported 8,024 new cases, bringing the total to 3,969,686.

The ministry has previously said the real number is likely significantly higher.

(Reporting by Diego Ore and Cassandra Garrison; Editing by Chris Reese)

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