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In 1 month, 41 COVID-19 deaths and no slowdown in new infections

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The heart of Merida’s Centro Historico is empty on a sunny Saturday afternoon, an indication that most citizens are obeying orders to stay home to avoid the coronavirus. Photo: Ayuntamiento

Saturday’s daily update on the coronavirus crisis in Yucatan included 43 new positive cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths.

No fewer than 42 new infections have been reported daily since Thursday. The death count is up to 41 since the first fatality a month ago.

With these cases, 540 confirmed cases have been registered in Yucatan since the first infection was detected March 13. Of those, 252 have already recovered, 169 remain stable and 78 — 11 more than yesterday — are hospitalized. The age range of confirmed cases is from 3 to 94 years.

Of the new cases, 30 were found in Merida, two at Maxcanú, one each in Conkal, Dzidzantún, Hunucmá, Kanasín, Muna, Progreso, Sanahcat, Seyé, Tekantó, and Yaxkukul and one person listed as “foreigner.”

A 64-year-old Merida man and a 60-year-old diabetic man from Xoy, Peto, perished from the virus, health officials said in their briefing.

At the national level, 1,349 cases were registered in Mexico in the last 24 hours, as well as 89 new deaths, according to Undersecretary Hugo López Gatell. With this, the total number of confirmed cases reaches 22,088, while the number of deaths is 2,061.

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