A day after declines in new infections and deaths brought a hopeful sign, Yucatan’s 24-hour-death toll broke a new daily record.
State health officials on Tuesday reported 12 coronavirus-related deaths and 45 new infections, more than double the new cases detected Monday.
For the state, this is the first time more than 11 died in a single 24-hour period. Sunday’s deaths totaled three; five died Monday.
Recovery rates, however, jumped from around 71% to 80%, doctors reported. Twelve percent of patients have died.
Of new infections, 31 were in Mérida; two in Acanceh and Umán; and one each in Buctzotz, Chicxulub Pueblo, Hocabá, Hoctún, Hunucmá, Izamal, Kanasín, Motul, Muxupip and Tekax. The accumulated number of positive cases in Yucatan is at 2,212. Of those, 1,775 have recovered, including 69 today.
Active cases include 11 people recovering at home and 156 requiring hospitalization, 12 more than Monday.
isolated people in their homes, with mild symptoms and constantly monitored, and 156 more remain in hospitalization isolated in their entirety. The age range of positive cases is maintained at 1 month to 94 years.
A 45-year-old Merida man with a medical history of hypertension and diabetes was the youngest to die. An 89-year-old Acanceh man, who was a smoker, was the oldest.
A 72-year-old woman from Hocabá, with obesity, hypertension and diabetes, also died as did a 74-year-old Merida man; a 76-year-old man from Motul with diabetes; a 79-year-old Hunucmá man with hypertension, and an 80-year-old Tekax man with obesity.
50-year-old Hocabá man with a history of obesity; a 52-year-old Tekax woman with obesity and diabetes; a 56-year-old Merida woman with obesity, hypertension and diabetes; a 56-year-old Merida man with obesity; and a 63-year-old Samahil woman with hypertension and diabetes also perished in the last 24 hours.