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15 deaths, more than 200 coronavirus infections in Yucatan

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Residents wearing protective face masks on Tuesday line up at a city-run food distribution site in San José Tzal. Photo: Courtesy

Merida, Yucatan — A 53-year-old woman today succumbed to coronavirus, the 15th COVID-19 patient in the state to die.

The woman had a history of diabetes and hypertension, which greatly harm one’s chances of surviving a coronavirus infection, health officials said.

The death is Yucatan’s fifth since Saturday.

The patient lived with five people, four adults and a child, and two have symptoms. All are in isolation and under strict monitoring by health personnel.

The Yucatan Ministry of Health on Tuesday updated the state’s grim statistics:

  • Confirmed positive cases: 202, up 3
  • Patients recovered: 111, up 10
  • Patients at home in stable condition: 45, down 6
  • Patients hospitalized in serious condition: 31, down 2
  • Deceased: 15, up 1

{ Related: See past stories on the coronavirus response }

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