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Thursday’s new infections nearly equal to COVID-19 recoveries in Yucatan

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New coronavirus cases totaled 58 on Thursday while six patients died, Yucatan health officials reported.

Yucatan’s accumulated confirmed cases have reached 2,357, while 282 have died since the first case appeared here nearly three months ago.

Of the total of 2,357 confirmed cases, 1,844 have recovered, including 56 in the past 24 hours. That corresponds to a recovery rate of 78%. Among active cases, 80 remain isolated in their homes with mild symptoms while 161 people are being hospitalized, three fewer than Wednesday.

New infections included 35 in Mérida, four to Kanasín, three in Tizimín, two in Chemax, Umán and Valladolid, and one each in Akil, Cacalchén, Hunucmá, Maní, Maxcanú, Opichén, Progreso, Samahil and Tekax as well as a case from outside the state.

The total occupancy rate of Yucatan’s combined intensive care units was 20% and hospital beds in general were occupied at 39%, state officials said.

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59-year-old Maní woman with a medical history of hypertension and diabetes perished, as did a 62-year-old Merida man from Mérida, with no history of disease. A 65-year-old Yucatecan man who was a resident of Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, with no history of illness; 68-year-old man from Acanceh with a history of asthma; a
74-year-old man from Merida, with hypertension, obesity and heart disease and a 56-year-old man from Tecoh, with hypertension and diabetes, also died in the past 24 hours.

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