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New Covid figures continue to decrease for Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Figures for new positive coronavirus cases continue to decrease around the state with the latest report identifying 46 cases in a 24-hour period. According to the State Secretary of Health (SESA), Quintana Roo is also reporting a decrease in hospital occupancy due to Covid-19.

SESA figures show C-19-related hospital occupation rates are 57 percent in Cozumel, 34 percent in Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen), 33 percent in Othón P. Blanco, 23 percent in Benito Juárez (Cancun), 22 percent in Felipe Carrillo Puerto and 14 percent in Tulum.

They also report the rate of growth of C-19 cases is currently 0.5 in the north and 0.9 in the south, a decrease of more than half in passing weeks. In the past 24 hours, 10 deaths have been reported, four in Othón P. Blanco, three in Solidaridad, one in Benito Juárez, one in Cozumel and one in Lázaro Cárdenas.

Although the state’s current epidemiological light remains orange for all municipalities, there have been hints that Quintana Roo could move ahead to a yellow light in coming weeks, which would mean a decrease in restrictions and an increase in business activities.

José Luis Alomía Zegarra, director general of Epidemiology, says that Mexico City and the State of Mexico are the two with the highest number of estimated active cases. He says around the country, Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla and Baja California are the five states with the highest figures of deaths and that together, represent almost half (45.7 percent) of all those in the country. Mexico City alone accumulates 16.8 percent of all deaths nationwide.