May 27, 2020 / 12:23 AM / 2 months ago

Mexico registers 501 deaths from coronavirus in one day, biggest jump yet

Paramedics transport the body of a man who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before being transferred to a hospital, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico registered 501 new deaths from the coronavirus on Tuesday, its biggest single-day increase in fatalities yet, as the jump in new cases also set a record.

The country’s totals now stand at 74,560 cases of coronavirus and 8,134 deaths, health authorities told a press conference.

Reporting by Sharay Angulo; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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