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Coronavirus deaths in Yucatán down 53% in 7 days

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Coronavirus deaths are down 53% and cases have declined 38% compared to a week ago, data from the Yucatán health ministry indicates.

The week ended with 78 new cases and three fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the SSY. Recoveries totaled 101 on Saturday.

Deaths averaged 4.5 each day compared to 9.57 last week; new infections averaged 138.8 last week and 85.7 in the last seven days, according to official data.

Residents who perished included a 59-year-old man from Mérida and a 73-year-old Izamal man. A 69-year-old woman from Kanasín also died. All three cases were complicated by diabetes, doctors said.

Cases and deaths have declined precipitously this week, resembling numbers that preceded the summer surge.

Hospitalizations — another key consideration before Yucatán advances to “green” on the epidemiological traffic light alert system — were at 93. That number hasn’t been below 99 since May 13, 2020.

Of the active cases, 972 are stable, isolated at home and monitored by SSY medical personnel. Such home quarantine cases declined by 18 overnight.

The age range of the cases is from a month to 107 years, said the SSY.

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