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Carlos Isaac Hernandez Fuentes, subdirector of public health at the Yucatan Health Ministry, presents a daily coronavirus briefing on Friday. Photo: Facebook

Seven more coronavirus patients in Yucatan died in the last 24 hours, the state health ministry reported.

Another 63 patients were added to the caseload while 53 recovered from the virus.

That brings to 2,420 the number of confirmed cases in Yucatan, as well as 289 deaths, since the pandemic reached the state.

A 39-year-old Merida man with a medical history of hypertension was the youngest to perish, while a 77-year-old Acanceh man was the oldest. No symptoms were reported in any of the deceased’s contacts.

Since the crisis began, 1,897 patients have recovered for a recovery rate of 78%.

Active cases include 66 patients with mild symptoms recovering at home, and 168 in the hospital, seven more than Friday.

New infections included 28 in Merida, 10 in Kanasín, six in Valladolid, three in Ticul, two each in Hunucmá, Tekax, Tixkokob and Umán and one apiece in Progreso, Sacalum, Cansahcab, Chapab, Dzidzantún, Huhí, Hunucmá, Progreso, Sacalum, Tinum and Uayma.

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