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At 3, infant is Yucatan’s youngest COVID-19 patient

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A 3-year-old is one of 16 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Yucatan, bringing the total infection count to 199.

No other information about the tot was disclosed. Previously, the youngest patient was 10. The oldest is 78.

Health authorities said today that 101 patients have recovered, 51 are recuperating at home and 33 are hospitalized, three more since Sunday. An additional hospital patient, diagnosed in Canada and not part of local statistics, remains admitted as well.

While no patients died today, four perished over the weekend, bringing the state’s fatality count to 14.

A COVID-19 hotline is at 800-YUCATÁN (800-982-2826) for residents with questions. Press 9 for an English-speaking agent.

In neighboring Quintana Roo, the Ministry of Health confirmed 361 positive COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths. The number of people who have recovered is officially at 74.

Of the confirmed cases, 151 people are in home quarantine and 104 hospitalized.

The municipality with the highest number of cases is Benito Juárez, with 261 cases; followed by Solidaridad, 61 cases; Othón P. Blanco, 10; and Cozumel, 15.

{ Related: See past stories on the coronavirus response }

Nationally, 8,772 confirmed cases have concentrated in the population center of Mexico City. As of Monday, 712 deaths were reported, also mostly in Mexico City, followed by Baja California and the State of Mexico.

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