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.