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Cozumel mayor warns the island could also fall back to red

Cozumel, Q.R. — “By the end of July, Cozumel could register three times the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases that were registered in the month of May, going back to red. I have said it publicly, we will go back to red light if necessary,” warned Cozumel mayor Pedro Joaquín Delbouis.

The stern message was released to islanders after state authorities also sent warnings of the continued increase in Covid infections being detected around the region. Although the southern zone has been hardest hit, other areas such as Tulum and Cozumel are also seeing a rebound in figures.

For this reason, mayor Delbouis has restarted health filters to enforce the application of sanitary protocols among residents. On the first day of the traffic filter, Arturo Ramírez del Ángel, Deputy Director of Traffic said they handed out 50 mouth guards after finding people traveling without the mandatory protection.

Joaquín Delbouis stressed that there has undoubtedly been a substantial increase. and that by the end of July. it could triple since he noted, it has occurred in various parts of the world where cities have reopened.

He added that although the economic situation requires breaking confinement, he emphasized the urgent need to do so with great responsibility, taking all precautions and following sanitary protocols.

As of July 14, the Secretary of Health reported 134 positive cases and a hospital occupancy rate of 60 percent of the beds set aside for Covid patients. To date, 22 people have died from the virus in the municipality of Cozumel.