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Sixth wave of Covid-19 on the rise in Yucatán

by Magali Alvarez
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In Yucatan, the crest of the sixth wave of Covid-19 is on the rise, for the sixth consecutive week, and on this occasion, every 27 minutes a case of this lethal, rapidly transmitted pathology was detected, revealed the Federal Health Secretariat.

During the first four months of the year it remained in 30th place in the national incidence table, but for the last three weeks it has been in 28th place.
The Institute of Diagnosis and Epidemiological Reference (INDRE) revealed that the Yucatan Peninsula remains as the region least affected by Covid-19, so far this year, since the entities that comprise it are among the eight with the lowest incidence of contagion in the country.
In fact, the sum of cases registered in the region represents only 1.86 percent of the national total.
In epidemiological week number 20, 338 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were registered in Yucatan, an increase of 14.59 percent compared to the previous week.
At least in Yucatan, Covid-19 has been present for 1,175 days and on this occasion, the pathology is on the rise, with the highest number in 21 weeks, that is, since the last week of 2022 to date.
Nationally, in epidemiological week number 20, corresponding to May 14-20, 7,876 new cases were detected, of which 338 were confirmed in Yucatan, 4.29 percent, making it the fifth highest figure in the country.
The InDRe detailed that until today, during 2023, in Yucatan there were two thousand 654 confirmed cases, with a decrease of 91.85 percent with respect to the same period in 2022, whose accumulated figure was 32 thousand 581.
In terms of gender, 1,534 of these cases are female, 57.8 percent, and 1,120 are male, 42.2 percent.
During the course of the pandemic, 143,354 cases have already been confirmed in the state, all of them distributed in the 106 municipalities.
In 2020 alone, 26,302 infected persons were detected in the State, 18.35 percent, while in 2021 there were 50,122 infected persons, 34.96 percent, in 2022, there were 64,276 positive cases, 44.84 percent, and in 2023 there are already 2,654 confirmed cases, 1.85 percent.

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