Mexico posts record 7,280 new coronavirus cases

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Thursday posted a fresh record for new coronavirus cases reported on a single day, with 7,280 cases, bringing its overall tally of infections to 282,283, health ministry data showed.

The country also recorded 730 additional fatalities, bringing its overall death toll to 33,526.

Mexico's previous one-day record was posted a day earlier on Wednesday, when 6,995 new cases were registered.

(Reporting by Adriana Barrera; Writing by Drazen Jorgic)