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Gatell reports slight infection increase for Quintana Roo

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The Undersecretary Health Promotion says that a small rebound in Covid-19 infections was the reason for the state of Quintana Roo being returned to an orange epidemiological light for the week of September 28.

During a Tuesday press conference, Health Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell explained that the federation returned the state to orange due to a rise in coronavirus figures. He explained that on August 31, hospital occupancy rates rebounded.

He says that Quintana Roo experienced its first phase of rise in infections and then reached stability in week 29. From there, a decrease occurred until week 37 when “a slight rebound in week 38” was recorded, which led to the federation placing the state back into an orange light.

“Although there was this variation in infections, Quintana Roo is on the right track, so in the next few days it could go from orange to yellow at the epidemiological traffic light of the federation,” he noted.

In his update of the state epidemiological light, Governor Carlos Joaquín González reported that for the week of September 28 to October 4, all of Quintana Roo remains yellow, but with a notable rise in infections that could return us to orange.

On Tuesday night, Joaquín González presented the most recent report on the areas of Quintana Roo with the highest cases of COVID-19, pointing out that it is the municipality of Othón P. Blanco (Bacalar, Chetumal) in the southern region of the state recording the increase in infections. He says that out of 10 of the most infected areas in the state, the municipality of Othón P. Blanco has six of them.

The clarification came after governor Joaquin announced the entire state as yellow when federal health officials turned Quintana Roo back to orange.