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Cancun recording highest number of new infections as vaccine reaches the state

Cancun, Q.R. — Coronavirus figures continue to increase throughout the state with Cancun, Chetumal and Playa del Carmen recording the highest amount of new cases.

State governor Carlos Joaquín said that COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Quintana Roo, noting that with the December holidays, infections have rebounded in the last week.

The city of Chetumal is back on his radar after four of the 10 colonies known for the increase in infections was found there. He detailed four residential neighborhoods in Chetumal that have been recording positive cases of Covid-19.

In his latest address, Joaquin also noted that Cancun tops the list, having five residential neighborhoods recording 26 new positive Covid-19 infections over the past week. Playa del Carmen, he says, has one area where six new infections have been recorded.

On Tuesday night, the first doses of vaccines arrived in the state. A Hercules plane from the Mexican Air Force arrived at Terminal 1 of the Cancun International Airport with 4,875 vaccines of which 3,205 were unloaded for Cancun and 1,670 flown to Chetumal.

In this first stage, the vaccine will be applied to the state’s medical personnel in 20 hospitals which make up the SARI (Serious Acute Respiratory Infection) information network.

A total of 439,725 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Mexico City early Tuesday, which personnel immediately distributed among the 32 states.