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Yucatán COVID cases have begun to tick up again

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State health department officials have detected a slight rise in Yucatán COVID-19 cases since Sunday.

After an almost-steady decline in cases last week, daily infections jumped from 172 to 222 on Sunday and, more dramatically, to 361 today.

But hospitalizations were still under control, down by two on Monday to a total of 59. Quarantines dropped by 99 to reach 1,088.

The numbers are flawed because they don’t count the vast numbers of untested people, and hospital data doesn’t include private facilities.

Yucatán remains under the second-lowest level of alarm, yellow on the state’s symbolic traffic-light system. Federal health authorities, however, declared Yucatán to be at the green light.

Deaths declined slightly from an average of 10 a day to eight on Sunday and seven on Monday.

Daily cases are still well under the levels reported at the beginning of the month. On Feb. 1, 1,162 new cases were reported in 24 hours, part of a surge that followed the Christmas holidays.

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