Mexico reports 11,091 new coronavirus cases, 700 deaths

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Medical staff wait to receive the first of two injections with a dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at General Hospital, in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's health ministry reported 11,091 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 700 additional fatalities on Friday, bringing its total to 1,437,185 infections and 126,507 deaths.

The real number of infected people and deaths is likely significantly higher than the official count, the health ministry has said.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Twitter that he had spoken to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and both decided to deepen their strategic relationship in the fight against the pandemic. He gave no further details.

(Reporting by Stefanie Eschenbacher and Raul Cortes Fernandez; Editing by Kim Coghill)