Baja California

Tijuana has more active coronavirus cases than Mexicali

The border city also reported the most new cases in 24 hours, according to the Health Secretary

Photo by: Barbara Zandoval en Unsplash

Alonso Perez Rico, Baja California's Health Secretary reported this Wednesday morning, August 12, a total of 520 active cases of coronavirus, placing Tijuana today in first place of the counties with most of these cases, surpassing Mexicali.

In turn, Tijuana was the county that reported more new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours by registering 93, thus having a total of 4 thousand 442 positive cases of the 14 thousand 876 that are in the state, while Mexicali adds 7 thousand 470 cases, where 17 are new cases.

In the case of unfortunate deaths, the region totals 2 thousand 845, and likewise the border city also reported more deaths (10) in 24 hours than the rest of the municipalities, but occupying second place on the list at the state level, with a total of 1 thousand 174 deaths by Covid-19.

During the update, Perez Rico indicated that at least 158 children under 16 were confirmed as having coronavirus in Baja California, representing 26% of the total for this sector studied, which was 609.

Of these confirmed minors, according to the Secretary of Health, 60 of them reside in Tijuana, 47 in Mexicali, 15 in Ensenada, 10 in San Quintin, 8 in Playas de Rosarito, 7 in Tecate and 6 in San Felipe.

"Therefore, in all of our counties we have a child under 16 years old with the affectation of COVID-19 disease," said Perez Rico.

Unfortunately, the children who have died from this virus were 13 in the state: 1 in April, 7 in May, 1 in June, 3 in July, and 1 in August.

It is worth noting that of the children who died, nine were from Tijuana, three from Mexicali, and one from Playas de Rosarito. The Health Secretary also said that eight had comorbidities and five did not.

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