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New coronavirus infections and deaths rose again Wednesday, Yucatan health authorities announced.

Ten more fatalities and 76 more official cases were reported. The actual number is certainly much higher, with health experts calculating over 8,600 mostly undetected infections in a state with around 2 million residents.

Since the first COVID-19 case was officially announced March 13, 328 people have died in Yucatan and 2,741 have tested positive. Of those, 2,143 have recovered including 60 in the past 24 hours.

A 50-year-old man from Umán was among the dead, as was a 52-year-old man from Merida; a 59-year-old man from Akil; a 63-year-old man from Valladolid; a 64-year-old woman from Hunucmá; a 66-year-old man from Calkiní, Campeche; a 69-year-old man from Mérida; a 73-year-old woman from Acanceh; a 74-year-old man from Acanceh; and a 77-year-old man from Merida.

While 81 patients are at home in stable condition, hospitals have admitted the remaining 189, five more than Tuesday.

New infections included 33 in Merida, seven in Kanasín, six in Acanceh, five in Uman, three each in Peto and Valladolid, two each in Hunucmá, Tekax, Ticul and Tizimín; and one each in Akil, Cansahcab, Chikindzonot, Hocabá, Izamal, Motul, Muna, Oxkutzcab, Progreso, Tixkokob and out-of-state.

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