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Yucatán coronavirus cases rise 69% since the beginning of January

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Yucatán is quickly exceeding 30,000 cases since the pandemic reached the state in March 2020.

On Saturday, state officials announced 143 new infections and the week ended with a daily average of 125. That is a 69% increase over the week that ended Jan. 2. Total cases have totaled 29,993 in Yucatán.

Hospitalizations rose by 71 since Jan. 1 to reach 219 while the number of patients recovering at home totaled 861, increasing by 14 in one day and 308 this month.

Six male and four female COVID-19 patients died, officials also announced Saturday. Patients ranged in age from 54 to 86. The recovery rate is roughly 85%. Seven of them resided in Mérida while the others were from Tinum, Umán and Valladolid. In total, 3,144 people in Yucatán have died from coronavirus since April 2020.

Data from the state health ministry continued to show wide-ranging infection. Most infections announced Saturday were in Mérida, the state’s largest city, but other cases found in Progreso, Valladolid, Chemax, Chichimilá, Sucilá, Umán, Yaxcabá, Espita, Hunucmá, Kanasín, Kopomá, Motul, Seyé, Tekax, Ticul, Tinum, Tizimín, Tzucacab and Uayma. One new patient from outside Yucatán was also registered.

Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported 15,337 new cases and 1,495 additional fatalities, bringing the total to 1,857,230 cases and 158,074 deaths.

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