In 24 hours, 35 coronavirus patients in Yucatan died, health officials announced Wednesday. It was the worst one-day fatality count since the crisis began.
Previously, 16 was the most deaths reported in a single day, and the death toll was more than double Tuesday’s count of 15.
Another 165 new infections were also reported.
In total, 707 coronavirus deaths and 6,826 known cases have occurred in Yucatan in just over four months.
Over 5,000 patients have recovered, including 117 in the past day.
Of the new cases, 82 are in Mérida, 17 in Valladolid, 16 in Ticul and in Temozón. More were reported in Halachó, Hunucmá, Izamal, Kanasín, Maxcanú and Umán, Conkal, Cuncunul, Oxkutzcab, Progreso, Tizimín, Akil, Baca, Chapab, Chichimilá, Dzan, Espita, Huhí, Motul, Salum, Tekax and Tekom.
Fatalities included 23 men and 12 women between 18 and 90 years of age, most of them with various conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, chronic kidney failure, asthma, COPD or cancer.
Of the 35 deceased, 16 were in Mérida and three were from outside Yucatan, or possibly from another country.
Of existing patients, 626 are at home while hospitalizations jumped by 20 to reach 438. Others are in the hospital awaiting a diagnosis.