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Coronavirus deaths surpassed 1,000 when 30 more fatalities in Yucatan were reported Sunday.

Another 226 infections were also reported. The accumulated totals now stand at 1,006 deaths and 8,729 cases. Since the first infections were detected in March, 77% of all patients have recovered.

Of the new cases, 85 were in Mérida, 31 in Ticul, 29 in Valladolid, 18 in Umán, eight in Tekax, six in Progreso and Temozón, four in Peto, three in Kanasín, Oxkutzcab, Teabo and Tizimín; two in Acanceh, Conkal and Tinum, in addition to one case in Akil, Celestún, Chemax, Chumayel, Dzan, Dzitás, Homún, Hunucmá, Izamal, Kaua, Kinchil, Opichén, Seyé, Tekit, Uayma and Yaxkabá. Four from outside either the state or country also came forward.

The dead were 21 men and nine women ranging in age from 37 to 90 and suffered, among other conditions, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, chronic kidney failure, COPD or heart disease.

Fifteen of the fatalities were in Mérida, three in Kanasín, two in Ticul, and one from abroad. In adddition, Cansahcab, Halachó, Izamal, Progreso, Río Lagartos, Santa Elena Ucú, Umán and Valladolid each saw one fatality.

Of the current patients, 410 are at home in stable condition under quarantine orders. The other 507 are being hospitalized, one fewer than Saturday.

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