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Baja California increases to 24% its hospital occupancy rate due to COVID-19

Authorities reminded that the third wave of infections is expected to arrive at the end of this month and beginning of May.

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Baja California continues to lose the battle against COVID-19, by maintaining its Effective Reproduction Rate (ER) above one, 1.13, meaning that one person confirmed with the disease can transmit it to two more people in this State.

As a result, the number of new, active, confirmed and hospitalized cases could increase if this indicator continues to rise.

In the last 24 hours, 116 new cases and two more deaths were registered in the State; while active cases total 326 when a month ago there were 277. Of the total 155 are concentrated in Mexicali, 116 in Tijuana, 35 in Ensenada, six in San Felipe, five in San Quintin, five in Tecate, and four in Rosarito.

Hospital occupancy went from 22.97% to 24.68% from Monday to Tuesday, April 20, according to the head of the Secretariat of Health, Alonso Perez Rico, during his daily report.

The confirmed cases that have accumulated in Baja California so far in the pandemic total 46 thousand 466, while the number of people who have unfortunately lost their lives is already 7 thousand 926.

Perez Rico said that the relaxation of measures by the population has been observed, so in addition to remembering that the third wave of infections is expected to arrive at the end of this month and early May; he also commented that more restrictions on activities will come.

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