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Positive cases of Omicron double in Quintana Roo

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Omicron infections registered in the state have doubled in recent days. In the last three days alone, 18 new cases were detected by the Institute for Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDre).

As of January 7, the state of Quintana Roo had 36 known cases of the new variant, up from the 18 cases reported as of January 4. InDre reports that there are 68 cases of Omicron in the Yucatan Peninsula, 32 of which, are in the state of Yucatan.

The state of Quintana Roo ranks fourth nationally in confirmed omicron tests. While Mexico City now reports 387 cases, the State of Mexico is also reporting cases of the new variant with 81 cases and Jalisco with 43. Quintana Roo is fourth with its 36 cases.

Governor Carlos Joaquín González said he knew the holiday season would have an impact on the state’s covid-19 figures since other areas of the world are recording high rates of infections.

“We knew and we told them (InDre) that the holiday season and the high rate of infections registered in other parts of the world by this variant would have an impact on our state.”

According to January 7 data from Gisaid, the United States, one of the countries that sends the most tourism to Quintana Roo, recorded 60,825 omicrons cases, while 2,287 have been recorded across Canada. In Mexico, there are 648 cases of omicron in total.