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Active coronavirus cases continue to decline in Baja California

Currently, the Effective Reproduction Rate (ER) is 0.62 statewide.

Photo by: Saira Peñaloza

Despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has not yet ended in Baja California, indicators show a favorable outlook for the state, as presented this morning by the head of the Ministry of Health, Alonso Perez Rico.

Active cases alone decreased from 637 to 618: Tijuana went from 251 to 234, Mexicali from 206 to 201 and Rosarito from 26 to 23. Tecate and San Felipe remained with the same figures of 11 and five, respectively. Ensenada increased from 101 to 106 and San Quintin from 37 to 38. Hospital occupancy today is 24.28%, while a month ago it was 70.36%. Likewise, compared to 30 days ago, the number of intubated patients was 162 and today there were 73.

According to the Secretary of Health, Baja California has 720 beds and 204 ventilators available this Wednesday to face the battle against COVID-19, a disease that does not stop infecting more people and causing the death of others. In the last 24 hours, 157 new cases were reported in this region, of which 85 were registered in Tijuana; while 15 people died during the same period, seven of them in Mexicali.

With these figures, the state has accumulated 42 thousand 588 positive cases of COVID-19, most of them in Mexicali (16 thousand 225), in addition to 7 thousand 108 deaths, most of which occurred in Tijuana (3 thousand 164).

Due to this, authorities continue to urge the population not to lower their guard and to continue taking hygiene and prevention measures, since currently a person diagnosed with this coronavirus in Baja California can infect another person, since the Effective Reproduction Rate (ER) is 0.62 at state level.

However, it was emphasized that at the municipal level, Rosarito is where the virus is being transmitted the most, having an RT of 1.05, which means that someone with COVID-19 can transmit it to two more people.

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