MEXICO CITY, June 13 (Xinhua) – Mexico has reported 5,222 new cases of cholera in Mexico and a total of 5,222 new infections, the Ministry of Health said Friday. An additional 504 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections worldwide to 139,196 and 16,448 deaths.

Mexican authorities said the total number of actual infections was higher than the count.

Mexico is the fourth-largest country in Latin America to be infected with the disease, followed by Brazil, Peru and Chile, Johns Hopkins University said.

Translated by: Mao Bopha January