91.4 F
Mérida
Friday, July 23, 2021
###

July ends with 700 coronavirus deaths, the deadliest month so far

Recent headlines

Snack time: The best of Yucatán’s botanitas

While some of the snacks on offer in Yucatán are easily recognizable to newcomers, others may seem a little more exotic.

At 112, ‘Don Chep’ was Yucatán’s oldest man — or maybe not

Jorge Durán y Coral celebrated his 112th birthday earlier this year. Photo: Courtesy

Santa Lucía: Park in the heart of Mérida’s Centro

Combined with its unbeatable location and beautiful surroundings, it is no surprise that Santa Lucía has become one of Mérida’s most iconic parks.
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal on Friday met with federal officials, including Health Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell, and the ISSSTE director general, Luis Ramirez, to talk about the coronavirus and the federal traffic-light system that regulates the economy. López-Gatell had threatened states that did not follow the federal government’s guidelines. Photo: Courtesy

The final day of the month ended with 34 more deaths and 240 more coronavirus cases, Yucatan health authorities said.

Another 33 hospital beds were filled with COVID-19 patients, on top of the 15 additional patients admitted Thursday, bringing the total to 584 and straining a health network already in crisis.

July represented a surge in cases and death. July 1 was bad enough: 13 died and 108 new cases were reported. More than double those numbers, every 24 hours, are now typical.

Accumulated cases were at 4,549 on July 1 report and as of Friday, that number stands at 9,767. Of 1,161 deaths since April, 700 — that is more than 60% — occurred in July.

In the last 24 hours, 17 men and 17 women died, ranging in age between 36 and 85. Those who perished also battled conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, asthma, chronic kidney failure, heart disease or COPD. 

Yucatan remains under the orange light although health officials have left open the possibility of returning to red, the highest level of lockdown, by Monday.

More news

The long history of Mexico’s melting pot

Immigration in Mexico is more than complex than Aztecs marrying bearded Conquistadors.

Most COVID patients who died never got vaccinated

This statistic highlights the importance of vaccination in Yucatán’s fight against COVID-19.

Kantunil’s new tourist attraction — the ‘rabbit cenote’

With the new improvements, locals are hoping that visitors from surrounding communities and abroad begin to visit their town and cenote in larger numbers.

Dogs in Yucatán: Getting them here and keeping them happy

Taking your dog to Yucatán takes planning. Getting them here is one thing, and finding care for them once they’re settled is another.