Yucatán health authorities tracked down 1,037 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with the true number likely to be many times higher. It’s the first time the state has broken into four-digit territory with infections.
The health department also reported seven deaths, a number that has gradually risen for two weeks.
The youngest was a Valladolid man, 47, with no comorbidities. Neither did the oldest, an 89-year-old man from Mérida.
Coronavirus deaths in Yucatán have totaled 6,566 since April 2020.
Another 15 beds in public hospitals are occupied by coronavirus patients, bringing the total to 178. And home quarantines rose by 607 to reach 9,552.