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Cancun, Riviera Maya record more positive coronavirus cases

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — UPDATED: Positive coronavirus figures continue to increase around the state with new numbers showing a rise in the last 24 hours. The new increase in numbers were primarily in Cancun and Solidaridad, whose figures have doubled in the past 48 hours.

On April 5, the municipality of Solidaridad, which includes populated areas such as Playa del Carmen, Paamul and Puerto Aventuras, reported 15 cases. On April 6, the state health agency updated those numbers to 28 with three deaths and then again on April 7 with 31 positive cases.

In Cancun, April 5 positive coronavirus numbers were reported at 58, a figure that rose to 75 24 hours later with four deaths and then again to 92 on April 7. According to the Secretaria de Salud del Estado de Quintana Roo, a new case has also been detected in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, who now have one positive case.

There has also been another positive case detected in the municipality of Tulum and one for Puerto Morelos, the municipality’s first. The new case for Puerto Morelos is that of a 51-year-old female resident who, upon her return from Europe, was found to have the virus at a Mexico City airport filter. She remains in isolation in Mexico City.

After learning of the news, mayor Laura Fernández explained that “the case was recorded in Puerto Morelos because it is a resident of our municipality, which must be clarified. She has not been in the town since her return from Europe and since her positive diagnosis.”

Fernández stressed “It is essential to stay at home. There is no need to leave if it is not strictly necessary. We are in a critical stage of the pandemic in which we should not go to crowded places. It is in our hands to stop a wave of infections that could prevent us from returning to normal life soon.”