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The Yucatan Health Secretariat reported 99 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus as well as 16 deaths, the same number as Saturday when daily fatalities reached a new record.

Hospitalization shot up by 31 to reach 310 patients admitted. Over 500 hospital beds are still available. The other 597 current patients are at home under quarantine, health officials said Sunday.

So far 532 people have lost their lives to coronavirus, including 71 since July 1 alone.

An estimated 3,671 people have recovered from the virus, which has infected 5,110 in Yucatan since mid-March. Those are official numbers, but since testing is limited, the real tally of infected people is widely thought to be much higher.

A 39-year-old Merida man was the youngest to perish while an 83-year-old man from Cansahcab was the oldest. Most who died were in their 60s and 70s.

The municipalities with the most cases included Merida, with 64, while six each were in Progreso and Umán; four in Ticul and Tizimín and three in Kanasín.

Related: Yucatan begins the week at the 2nd-highest stage of alert

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