Yucatan’s coronavirus infections at 30,025 and deaths total 3,156

A restaurant-bar is disinfected amid fears of coronavirus in Mexico. Photo: Getty

January ended with Yucatán surpassing 30,000 coronavirus cases and five straight days of triple-digit daily infections. Twelve COVID-19 patients died in the past 24 hours, doctors said, including a 39-year-old woman.

According to the report of the Ministry of Health, the virus claims the lives of 12 more people.

Another 92 infections were found Sunday, far outnumbering the 43 recoveries that were also reported.

Public hospitalizations were down by two at 217, which is 69 patients more than a month ago. Yet more patients are awaiting an official diagnosis.

In total, Yucatán has counted 30,025 infections and 3,156 deaths since the pandemic began. The true number is widely thought to be many times higher.

January’s end-of-week average infections began at 74, but rose steadily to 125 by Jan. 30. Average daily deaths grew from six to 9.4.

Active cases include 900 patients who are at home in stable condition and under quarantine orders. That number rose by 39 from Saturday.

New cases included 56 in Mérida, 13 in Valladolid, six in Progreso, three in Kanasín, two in Tekax, Uayma and Umán, and one in Bokobá, Dzan, Huhí, Mama, Maní, Motul, San Felipe and Ticul.

Fatalities included 10 men and two women. The oldest to die was an 81-year-old from Tekax who also was treated for diabetes. A Mérida woman, 39, whose case was complicated by obesity, was the youngest.

Across Mexico, 1,864,200 cases of the coronavirus have been counted, according to the National Agency of Science and Technology. As of this morning, 158,536 people had died.

Lee Steele

Lee Steele is the founding director of Roof Cat Media and has published Yucatán Magazine and other titles since 2012.