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Mexico advances to 14 states with green epidemiological lights

Mexico City, Mexico — For the sixth consecutive week, Mexico remains without a red state. The announcement in advancements was made Friday, by Dr. Ricardo Cortés Alcalá, General Director of Health.

During his press conference, he detailed that the country has advanced to 14 green states, and although there are still several with an orange epidemiological light, Mexico continues without any red (confinement) states.

He pointed out that the last two red states were Guerrero and Guanajuato from February 15 to 28. Since then, the country continues to move forward in its color advancement. The biggest achievement, he noted, has been the addition of eight green states over the past two weeks.

For the upcoming period of May 10, Cortés Alcalá says Sonora, Sinaloa, Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Nayarit, Tlaxcala, Veracruz , Oaxaca, Chiapas and Campeche have advanced to a green epidemiological light, green being the lowest contagion risk.

In yellow, with a moderate risk of contagion are Baja California, Baja California Sur, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Tamaulipas, Colima, Michoacán, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Puebla, Guerrero, Morelos, Yucatán, State of Mexico and, for the first time, Mexico City.

Three states, however, are still in the orange, which are at a high-risk of contagion. He says those three states include Chihuahua, Tabasco and Quintana Roo. He noted that the orange states decreased by three from the previous week.

Of the current orange states, Chihuahua has the highest hospital occupancy rate he said, adding
“you always have to remember that low risk level green is not zero. There is always a risk because the virus continues to exist. It is here to stay, and therefore, the basic health measures are also here to stay.”