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A Canadian snowbird living in Progreso was among six to die of coronavirus complications, Yucatan health authorities said.

Monday’s briefing listed six fatalities in a 24-hour period, the third time Yucatan has seen as many deaths in one day. Nineteen new infections were detected.

The Canadian, 81, had diabetes and a history of contact with another COVID-19 patient. His name and home city or province was not announced.

A 35-year-old Merida man with a history of hypertension and obesity also perished, as did a 73-year-old Sanahcat man with hypertension and chronic kidney failure; a 69-year-old Merida woman with a brain tumor and a history of contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, a 55-year-old Kunché woman with diabetes and obesity and a 77-year-old Umán man with hypertension and chronic kidney failure.

Yucatan has recorded 67 deaths and 856 confirmed cases since the coronavirus crisis began.

Of those, 501 have recovered — 42 in one day — and 176 patients are stable and at home. A new high of 104 are under hospital care, three more than Sunday.

Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal gave a speech in which he warned that the situation will get worse before it gets better. He did not indicate whether the ban on alcohol sales, which would be listed under current legislation, will be extended.

He also did not address the six deaths connected to bootleg alcohol consumption which occurred after legal sales of beer, wine and liquor were suspended.

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