89.6 F
Friday, May 27, 2022

Yucatan’s coronavirus infections, hospitalizations jump

103 new cases in Merida alone as accumulated infections pass 4,000 mark

Latest headlines

Mérida’s Noche Blanca 2022 is finally here, and it’s going to be enormous

Five free buses will help visitors navigate La Noche Blanca in Mérida. Photo: Courtesy The citywide arts celebration...

WhatsApp hacks in Yucatán reach ‘alarming rates’

Over the past few days in Yucatán, a growing number of people are reporting having their WhatsApp accounts hacked. 

A Progreso beach is more popular now that the pigs have moved in

A simple concept is drawing more and more visitors to Pig Beach in Yucalpetén,

New study reveals the stunning cost of corruption in Yucatán

According to a new study by the INEGI, corruption in Yucatán costs the state 9.5 billion pesos a year, the highest in the entire country. 
Yucatán Magazine
Yucatán Magazine has the inside scoop on living here. Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox every week.
A June 27 Yucatan health department graphic shows where coronavirus has been found since mid-March.

Coronavirus infections jumped Saturday, passing the 4,000 mark, while daily deaths have remained fairly steady since Wednesday.

Yucatan health officials reported 11 more deaths and 177 new cases in the past 24 hours. The real number of infections, of course, is much higher since most residents have not been tested.

Accumulated infections have reached 4,018 while recoveries average 64% or 2,790 people, including 80 in the past 24 hours.

Current patients include 560 in stable condition and at home, with hospitals caring for the other 244, up 14 since Friday.

Of the new cases, 103 were in Mérida alone. Another 13 were found in Valladolid; 11 in Umán; seven in Kanasín; five in Tizimín; four in Hunucmá, Progreso and Temozón; three in Baca, Dzemul and Ticul; two in Kinchil, Tekax and Xocchel, and one in the municipalities of Buctzotz, Chocholá, Dzilam González, Homún, Izamal, Kaua, Maxcanú, Samahil, Tekal de Venegas, Tetiz and Yaxkukul.

Only nine municipalities remain without signs of coronavirus infection: Cantamayec, Cuncunul, Dzilam de Bravo, Mayapán, Río Lagartos, Sudzal, Tahdziú, Telchac Puerto and Tunkás.

A 42-year-old Tekax man with a medical history of hypertension and diabetes was the youngest to die while a 75-year-old diabetic Merida man was the oldest. All but one of the deceased had pre-existing conditions that presumably complicated recovery.

This brings to 424 the number of deaths in Yucatan from COVID-19 since April.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe Now!

More articles

After more than 2 months, why are Mérida’s most iconic monuments still covered in graffiti?

Since the protests held on International Women’s Day back in early March, several of Mérida’s historic monuments remain covered in graffiti. 

Scientists warn some types of sargassum could impact on human health

Large amounts of sargassum are now washing a shore in locations previously relatively untouched by the algae, such as the theme...

The sights, sounds, and flavors of vibrant Chinatown in CDMX

Mexico City’s Chinatown is crowded, frenzied, and chaotic — but in an oddly great sort of way.

Mérida, but not the Caribbean resorts, named in Airbnb survey

Mérida Yucatán is one of the oldest cities on the American continent and boasts the oldest cathedral on the continent’s mainland....

Yucatán goes from 0 to 78 daily COVID cases in 6 weeks

The Yucatán health ministry reported 78 new COVID infections, the highest number of daily new cases since March.

Pig farm accused of hiding cenotes and filling them in with cement

A pig farm in the municipality of Homún is being accused of filling in and hiding two cenotes from environmental authorities. 

New augmented reality app tells the story of Mérida’s iconic corner plaques

Mérida´s municipal government is launching a new mobile phone application to tell the story of the city’s iconic Centro corner plaques.

Tortas in the Park: Family carries on the tradition for 63 years 

Taqueria Don Beto in Parque Las Américas. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Strolling through charming Parque de...

Kankí, the Maya city where the stone eyes of ancient gods burn as hot as the sun

Kankí may be only 10 miles or so from the Mérida-Campeche highway, but feels a world away.

La Plancha park project moves forward with a huge budget

Government officials announced an agreement to make the La Plancha land 100% parkland. Photo: Contributed The park that...