After a few days of slight declines, COVID-19 cases in Yucatán jumped to a record high.
Yucatán coronavirus cases leaped from 269 on Monday to 394 today, health authorities announced. It was the highest daily total since Sept. 10, 2021, when 299 cases were reported.
At that, the number is an undercount because of the state’s limited testing program.
The resulting deaths remain low. One patient died Tuesday, and daily fatalities have totaled no more than two. Public hospitalizations declined by one to reach 67.
The great majority of cases have resulted in home quarantines. The number of patients staying at home to recover rose by 396 on Tuesday for a total of 2,603.
Mérida Mayor Renán Barrera Concha confirmed on Twitter that he and his wife were among the coronavirus patients confined at home.
Mexico’s president has also announced that he has contracted COVID-19, the second time that Andrés Manuel López Obrador was infected since early 2021.
Lopéz Obrador has characterized the Omicron variant as “a little COVID.”