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Mexicali rises to 16th place in national top for active COVID-19 cases

The Secretary of Health urged the residents of this municipality not to neglect preventive measures, "let's understand that something is happening in Mexicali"

According to the report presented this morning by the head of the Secretariat of Health, Alonso Pérez Rico, as of May 7, Baja California went from 327 to 362 active COVID-19 cases. Of this total, 247 are located in Mexicali, 90 in Tijuana, 12 in Ensenada, six in Tecate, four in Rosarito, two in San Quintín and one in San Felipe.

Last Thursday, the State capital returned to the top 20 municipalities with the most active cases in Mexico, registering 228 of these cases at that time and placing it in 17th place. However, this Saturday, Pérez Rico indicated that the Cachanilla territory moved up to 16th place due to the current report.

In addition to this, in the last 24 hours 64 new cases were registered in the state, 43 of which belonged to Mexicali, while five of the 11 new deaths also occurred in Mexicali.

As of today, of the 47 thousand 763 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Baja California, 18 thousand 200 were reported in Mexicali, and of the 7 thousand 991 deaths, 2 thousand 958 occurred in Mexicali.

Upon announcing this, the Secretary of Health urged the residents of this municipality not to neglect preventive measures, and added, "let's understand that something is happening in Mexicali".

Pérez Rico also confirmed that next week the State will continue to have a yellow traffic light, because although there are downward trends in the rest of the municipalities, Mexicali is the one that is of concern since it continues to increase in the number of infections.



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