A 13-year-old was among 16 COVID-19 patients to die, doctors announced Saturday during Yucatán’s daily coronavirus briefing.
The report came as the week closed with 95 deaths and 1,655 new infections, up 8% over the previous week.
On Saturday alone, 236 new infections were reported. Hospitalizations in public facilities rose by eight to reach 241. The identity of the minor was not disclosed.
Most new cases appeared to be mild enough to require only home quarantine. Those cases have risen by 130 in the last 48 hours to reach nearly 2,000.
Total known COVID-19 cases in Yucatán since the pandemic began have now exceeded 58,000, with 15% of all patients dying from the infection.
Most patients, including those who perished on Saturday, had comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney failure, COPD, obesity or a history of smoking.