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Border crossings prevent Baja California from changing to orange light: Secretary of Health

The Secretary of Health said that the interaction with California's neighbors is what keeps the state from moving to orange

Photo by: Cortesía Karely Trejo

Baja California starts the week under the red traffic light of the COVID-19 epidemiológica chart, after registering one thousand 128 active cases. Of this total, 474 are located in Tijuana, 366 in Mexicali, 169 in Ensenada, 41 in San Quintín, 31 in Rosarito, 25 in San Felipe and 22 in Tecate.

Although the federal government moved the state to orange traffic light, the head of the state's Health Department, Alonso Pérez Rico, said that there is an indicator that other states do not have and that is the interaction with U.S. communities as a border entity.

"We perfectly understand the dynamics of our territory and our community, and if you are from here you perfectly understand what is happening; there is a large part of population that is not paying attention and what worries us most is that our northern neighbors have 40 thousand new cases and they are losing the battle, between 400 and 600 people a day. This community interacts with us, this indicator is not available at the federal level, this indicator is ours, it is one of the 43 that we are monitoring and that is precisely why we are not going to move to orange."

According to Dr. Pérez Rico, California registered 42 thousand 229 new cases and 432 deaths by COVID-19 in 24 hours.

For its part, Baja California reported 20 new deaths and 108 new cases in the same period of time. Until this morning, Mexicali is where the most positive cases have accumulated, adding 15 thousand of the 37 thousand 518 that have been presented in Baja California.

In the case of deaths from coronavirus, Tijuana reports 2,757 and Mexicali 2 thousand 414 of the 6 thousand 232 that have occurred in this region.

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