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2,290 new COVID cases this week, most cases mild but deaths inch up

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Daily coronavirus cases have risen close to 400 while over 4,000 people are stuck in quarantine, Yucatán health ministry data shows.

Three coronavirus patients died this week, the highest number of fatalities in the state since March. The most recent death was a 73-year-old Mérida man who was otherwise healthy.

The hospitalization rate is steady, with 17 admissions in public hospitals reported Saturday.

Residents in their 40s and 50s got a second booster vaccine last week and people 18 to 39 are next up starting Monday.

Coronavirus cases have been rising steadily for months. In the last seven days, 2,290 people in Yucatán contracted the virus, a 372% increase since the beginning of the month.

But most cases have been mild. Nine patients have died since June 1, when quarantine cases totaled 810.

Across Mexico, active cases have almost tripled during the country’s fifth wave of infections. Baja California Sur is hit hardest, followed by Mexico City, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, and Yucatán, according to Mexico News Daily.

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