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Coronavirus hospitalizations rose by 24 in one week and new cases jumped by 253 in the past four days, Yucatán health ministry data shows.

But looking at weekly totals, the rate of new infections has dropped.

Cases spiked to as high as 121 on Dec. 4 before declining by 50% in the middle of this week.

Looking at the past 24 hours, four patients died and 74 new cases were detected, according to the Yucatán health ministry’s social media.

The total number of confirmed positive cases in Yucatán has totaled 24,833 since March, of which 85% have recovered.

New infections included 56 in Mérida; three in Valladolid; two in Kanasín; Progreso, Tinum and Tizimín; and one in Baca, Calotmul, Hunucmá, Izamal, Peto and Umán.

Three men and one woman were reported dead from the virus. Their ages ranged from 56 to 61 — among the youngest group of fatalities in a single-day period. Comorbidities included hypertension, diabetes, obesity and chronic kidney failure. Three resided in Mérida and one in Ticul. Yucatán’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 2,777 people since the first fatality in April.

Active cases include 666 patients at home and 161 in the hospital.

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