New infections drop below 100 for the first time since July surge

Hopeful trend: Hospitalizations down by 164 from 6 days ago

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A recovered coronavirus patient is released from a provisional hospital in Valladolid. Photo: Courtesy

Daily coronavirus infections dropped by 113 Wednesday for a total of 98 new cases, the first time Yucatan’s 24-hour tally has been under 100 since mid-July. Hospitals counted 101 patients who recovered from COVID-19 in the same period.

Deaths continued unabated, however as 21 men and 14 women between the age of 27 and 85 perished, state health officials said.

In Yucatan, 1,531 people have died in the coronavirus pandemic since April.

Fatalities included 19 from Merida and two from outside the state or from another country. Another two were from Kanasín and Ticul, and one each was from Acanceh, Chemax, Maxcanú, Motul, Progreso, Suma, Tahmek, Temozón, Valladolid and Yaxkabá.

Of the new infections, 49 were in found in Merida, 14 in Valladolid, nine in Tizimín, four in Izamal, three in Motul, two in Kanasín, Oxkutzcab, Temozón and Umán; and one in Chapab, Chocholá, Dzilam González, Dzoncacuich, Hoctún, Kinchil, Muxupip, Progreso, Telchac Pueblo, Ticul and Tunkás.

Current patients include 401 in stable condition and recovering at home, and 522 in the hospital, one fewer than Tuesday and 164 fewer than the Aug. 6, when the hospital bed crisis peaked with 686 patients admitted.

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