Mexico sees 353 deaths in most lethal coronavirus day: health ministry

FILE PHOTO: Workers of a funeral house carry the body of Felipa Jimenez, 68, who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), toward the crematorium in Mexico City, Mexico May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Luis Cortes

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry confirmed 1,997 new cases of coronavirus infections on Tuesday, along with 353 additional deaths, the most deadly day since the pandemic began.

The new infections brought confirmed coronavirus cases to 38,324 and 3,926 deaths in total, according to the official tally.

Mexico’s previous highest daily death toll was on Thursday, when Mexico reported 257 fatalities.

Reporting by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel