May 21, 2020 / 6:53 AM / 12 days ago

Mexico registers record one-day coronavirus death toll with 424 fatalities: health ministry

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Wednesday registered 2,248 new coronavirus infections and an additional 424 fatalities, a record one-day death toll since the start of the pandemic.

The new infections brought confirmed coronavirus cases to 56,594 and 6,090 deaths in total, according to the official tally.

Mexico registered its biggest daily increase yet in infections on Tuesday, when it reported 2,713 new cases. Mexico’s highest daily death toll was on 12 May, when health authorities reported 353 fatalities.

Reporting by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Sandra Maler

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