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Red dots point to neighborhoods in Merida where cases of coronavirus were detected as of Sunday. Photo: Courtesy (See full size here)

Yucatan’s health authorities reported two more deaths Monday from COVID-19, bringing the total number in the state to 31. In addition, 30 new infections were reported.

Adding more detail than normal, the Health Ministry said the new infections came mainly from the capital, where the state population is concentrated. They reported:

  • 18 in Merida
  • 4 in Hunucmá
  • 4 in Uman
  • 2 in Tekax
  • 1 in Izamal
  • 1 in Valladolid

The men who died were relatively young. A 47-year-old Meridano with a history of obesity and a 44-year-old from Solidaridad, Quintana Roo. The latter had chronic kidney failure and a history of obesity.

Yucatan has confirmed 361 cases since the first infection was reported March 13; 137 have recovered. A reported 85 patients are stable and isolated in their homes with mild symptoms while 52 — two more than Sunday — are hospitalized and in total isolation.

The age range of the patients is from 3 to 94 years.

The Yucatecan woman infected and diagnosed in Canada is still hospitalized and not part of local statistics.

In addition to unexpectedly revealing the towns where coronavirus infections occurred, health authorities also have circulated a map that pinpoints neighborhood in Merida. Yucatan was previously one of the few states in Mexico to keep town-by-town and community details of the virual spread secret.

The map indicates 10 in Centro, 16 in Ciudad Caucel, six Las Américas, three in Francisco de Montejo, two in La Ceiba and two in Altabrisa.

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