The head of the Secretariat of Health, Alonso Perez Rico, informed this morning that Baja California will continue next week (Monday through Sunday) in yellow coloration of the epidemiological traffic light chart for COVID-19.
The State has shown a gradual increase of cases in the last weeks, registering up to this Saturday 338 active cases, of which 158 are located in Mexicali, 113 in Tijuana, 42 in Ensenada, 10 in San Quintin, six in San Felipe, five in Tecate and four in Rosarito.
In addition, in the last 24 hours there were 154 new cases and 10 deaths due to coronavirus in the state. In the case of the former, 73 of the total were reported in the state capital, 42 in the border city, 25 in Tecate, 11 in Ensenada, three in San Felipe and one in Rosarito.
Regarding the deaths in the last hours, nine occurred in Tijuana and the remaining one in Mexicali.
On this point Perez Rico commented:
"Far from COVID being over, far from the pandemic being extinguished, we have cases that are coming out positive in practically all of our municipalities".
According to the Secretary, since April 4th, the number of suspected cases studied by laboratory has also been increasing due to the fact that prevention measures were not followed and there was overcrowding, and even, "today, in this last week, we have more patients that are coming out positive and that we are studying by laboratory, than last week", he stated.
As of yesterday, Baja California accumulates 46 thousand 129 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 7 thousand 919 people who have lost their lives.
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