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COVID in Yucatán: Some progress along with more young fatalities

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New coronavirus infections declined by 199 last week, doctors from Yucatán’s health department reported.

Deaths have decreased only slightly, reflecting the severity of the recent COVID-19 surge.

On Friday, a reportedly malnourished 15-year-old girl from Maxcanú was among 17 to die. Weekend briefings included a 19-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman who both perished with comorbidities.

Infections, while lower, remain staggering. In the last seven days, 1,531 people in Yucatán appeared before a doctor with COVID-19. The true number of infections is thought to be much higher.

The week before was even worse when 1,730 new patients were registered.

Cases had steadily declined since the beginning of July but rose again the last week of the month.

While new infections are again over 200 a day, Sunday’s fatalities totaled 11, the lowest number since June 24.

Hospitalizations declined by five in public facilities and 43 patients were released from quarantine on Sunday.

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