Yucatán’s COVID hospitalizations up by 18 in 2 days

Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de Mérida, Yucatán. Photo: Wikimedia
Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de Mérida, Yucatán. Photo: Wikimedia

Hospitalizations totaled 218 after surging a second consecutive day, Yucatán health officials said Friday. Eighteen new patients were admitted to public hospitals in 48 hours, the doctors said.

Daily new infections returned to triple digits Wednesday, totaled 119 on Friday. Since the pandemic reached Yucatán 11 months ago, 30,538 official cases have been counted. The true number is unknown because Mexico lacks wide-spread testing.

Nine coronavirus patients died, authorities also said. Their ages ranged between 42 and 75. Six of them were from Mérida while others were from Chichimilá, San Felipe and Tizmín.

New infections included 63 in Mérida, 21 in Progreso, nine in Buctzotz, five in Valladolid, four in Acanceh and Kanasín, two in Muna and Tekax, and one in Abalá, Chemax, Espita, Izamal, Peto, Tekit, Ticul, Tixkokob and Tizimín.

Most coronavirus patients are in stable condition and monitored in their own homes. By Friday, 763 patients were in quarantine, eight fewer than the day before.

Nationally, 1,368 more deaths in the last 24 hours brought Mexico’s total deaths to 164,290, according to the Ministry of Health.

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