For the ninth time, a military plane with approximately a ton of medical supplies arrives in Merida to help hospitals treat coronavirus patients. Photo: Courtesy

Coronavirus infections in Yucatan declined for a second straight day while deaths remained under 20, health officials announced Tuesday.

Recoveries outnumbered new cases, also for a second straight day, with 166 recoveries and 101 infections found in the past 24 hours.

Nineteen perished from COVID in the past 24 hours, under the seven-day average of 24.5 fatalities each day.

Since the crisis began, 7,576 infections have been revealed, although medical experts assume the true number is many times higher. The number of fatalities in Yucatan has reached 850 since the first deaths in April.

Hospitalizations jumped by 23 to reach 467, not including patients awaiting a diagnosis, while 245 patients in stable condition were allowed to stay home under quarantine.

Fatalities comprised 11 men and eight women ranging in age from 27 to 74. Most had pre-existing conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, hypothyroidism, asthma, smoking, COPD and immunosuppression.

Eleven of the deceased were from Merida with the rest from Izamal, Chicxulub Pueblo, Kanasín, Kinchil, Seyé, Sinanché, Suma and Tetiz.