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Most coronavirus cases in Yucatan are found in its capital city, Merida. Photo: File

New cases outnumbered coronavirus recoveries for the first time in a week, Yucatan health officials indicated Monday.

Doctors reported 90 new infections and nine deaths, while 61 patients recovered, across the state. The number of new cases is higher than last week’ daily average of 74.

That brings to 19,512 the number of total infections in Yucatan since March.

After rising by 13 on Sunday, hospitalizations rose by another 12 on Monday, reaching 172.

Merida alone has surpassed 11,000 cases, including 46 announced on Monday. Additional cases were detected Tizimín, Ticul, Valladolid, Tekax, Motul, Peto, Izamal, Acanceh, Dzidzantún, Hunucmá, Kanasín, Mocochá, Progreso, Seyé, Temozón, Tixpéhual and Tzucacab. One “foreigner” — from another country or perhaps from another state in Mexico — also tested positive for the coronavirus.

Deaths in the state have totaled 2,389 since April.

Five men and four women perished, ranging in age between 48 and 87. Two were foreigners. Patients from Merida, Hunucmá, San Felipe and Tixkokob also died.

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