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Coronavirus kills another 9 as 65 new infections are detected in Yucatan

More than 1/3 of Yucatan's coronavirus deaths occurred since June 1

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Deaths and new infections climbed over the past 24 hours as nine perished and 65 new COVID-19 cases were detected.

Since the coronavirus crisis began in Yucatan, 318 have died. Of those, 110 fatalities were between June 1 and June 16.

Recoveries reached 62 in the past day, according to Tuesday’s Yucatan Health Ministry briefing.

New infections included 27 in Mérida; three in Chemax, Motul and Progreso; two in Acanceh, Cacalchén, Conkal, Huhí, Hunucmá, Kanasín and Yaxkabá; and one each in Akil, Buctzotz, Celestún, Chocholá, Muna, Opichén and other towns.

A 54-year-old Merida man with no preexisting conditions died, along with a 61-year-old Merida man; a 63-year-old Acanceh man; a 64-year-old Maxcanú man, a 65-year-old Merida man; a 73-year-old Huhí man; an 80-year-old Merida woman; an 84-year-old Kanasín man; and an 88-year-old Tixpéhual woman.

None of the deceased’s contacts presented symptoms of the illness.

Active cases include 80 patients at home and 184 in the hospital, eight more than Monday. The youngest patient is just a month old; the oldest is 94 years old.

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