May 15, 2020 / 12:28 AM / 14 days ago

Mexico reports record one-day coronavirus surge with 2,409 new cases

A health worker carries an oxygen tank at Belisario Dominguez hospital, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Mexico City, Mexico May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Thursday confirmed 257 additional coronavirus deaths and 2,409 new infections, the biggest one-day rise in cases since the pandemic began.

The new infections brought confirmed coronavirus cases to 42,595 and 4,477 deaths in total, according to the official tally.

Reporting by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Sandra Maler

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