Mexico's confirmed coronavirus death toll shoots past 164,000

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mexico
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico added 1,368 confirmed coronavirus fatalities on Friday, bringing the running death toll to 164,290, while new infections rose by 13,051 for total cases to date of over 1.9 million, according to updated Health Ministry figures.

The hard-hit country's Health Ministry has acknowledged that the true number of cases and deaths attributable to COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the virus, is almost certainly much higher due to a lack of wide-scale testing.

(Reporting by David Alire Garcia and Miguel Angel Gutierrez; Editing by Leslie Adler)