Employees work on caskets at Herrera metallic caskets workshop, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City, Mexico, 12 May 2020.
Employees work on caskets at Herrera metallic caskets workshop, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City, Mexico, 12 May 2020. 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.

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