COVID: 100 new cases and a 30-year-old among 9 fatalities

Centro residents living west of Avenida Itzaes line up for shots the first day Yucatán's coronavirus vaccination program reached Mérida. Photo: Mark Callum
By Wednesday, 129,600 doses of coronavirus vaccine were given to people over 60 in Mérida, a 7% advance in the campaign to inoculate Yucatán. Photo: Mark Callum

Nine people died battling COVID-19, including one in their 30s, Yucatán health officials said Wednesday during a daily briefing.

Another 100 infections were detected, the first day the daily total reached three digits since mid-March. Accumulated cases in the state reached 35,452 and deaths totaled 3,852.

New cases included 79 in Mérida, three in Kanasín and Tekax, two in Tecoh and Umán, and one in Akil, Izamal, Maxcanú, Motul, Muna, Opichén, Progreso, Timucuy, Tixkokob, Tizimín and Valladolid.

Deaths in the previous 24 hours included six people from Mérida and one each from Ticul, Tecoh and Progreso.

Of the active cases, 329 patients are resting at home under quarantine, 15 more than the day before. Hospitalizations remained stable at 200 patients in public facilities. State data does not include the state’s half-dozen private hospitals.

Yucatán on Wednesday began inoculating residents over 60 in Mérida after already concluding their vaccination campaign in Acanceh, Akil, Buctzotz, Chichimilá, Espita, Hunucmá, Izamal, Kanasín, Peto, Progreso, San Felipe, Temozón, Tekax, Ticul, Tinum, Tizimín and Tixkokob.

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