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20 deaths in 1 day, but also some hopeful COVID data as well

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Valladolid residents in their 30s were inoculated with coronavirus vaccine on Monday. Yucatán next will schedule shots for the twentysomethings, town by town. Photo: Courtesy

Yucatán’s fatal tally is reaching 5,000 since April 2020, and 20 more COVID-19 patients perished in the last 24 hours.

But data from Yucatán’s health ministry also points to some hopeful indicators.

New infections have gradually, but steadily declined since the first week of July when 263 residents on average were infected with the novel coronavirus each day. Last week, that number was down to 233.

On Tuesday, doctors announced 226 new cases, along with a small dip in hospitalizations — down four to reach 262. Home quarantines for patients with mild symptoms dropped by 18 for a total of 2,026.

Another 228 patients were declared recovered, which is two more than were declared infected in the same 24-hour period.

Tuesday’s youngest fatality was a 33-year-old Mérida man who also suffered from obesity.

Infections that doctors could track in Yucatán have totaled 54,014 since March 2020, and the true total is likely many times higher.

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