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Baja California is the state with the second highest number of deaths of children due to COVID-19

44 minors have died in the state to date

Photo by: Bárbara Zandoval

The Executive Secretariat of the National System for the Integral Protection of Children and Adolescents (Spinna), has placed Baja California as the state with the second highest number of child deaths due to COVID-19.

The state is behind the Estado de Mexico (93) and is tied with Nuevo Leon with 44 deaths. It is followed by Puebla with 43 deaths and Mexico City with 41.

The report covers the period from April 15, 2020 to August 15 of this year.

According to Spinna, Baja California occupies the first place nationally with more deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants with a rate of 4.14.

Since the pandemic began, 759 children and adolescents have been infected with COVID-19 in Baja California, which places the state in 23rd place nationally.

From 0 to 5 years old 232 children have been infected; from 6 to 11 years old 164 and from 12 to 17 years old 363.

Regarding deaths, from 0 to 5 years old, 18 children have died; from 6 to 11 years old, 11 deaths were reported and from 12 to 17 years old, there have been 15 deaths in adolescents due to these causes.

68.24 % of the infections in minors were registered between April 2020 and January 3, 2021, which represents 518 of the 759 in total.

From January 10 to August 15, 2021, there have been 232 confirmed infections, of which 102 were between July 4 and August 15; this represents 42% of the infections this year during the last month and a half.

This puts parents and educational institutions on alert for the possible return to classes scheduled for next week, despite the health protocols.

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