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After governor warning, Quintana Roo is rolled back to orange at federal level

Mexico City, Mexico — The Ministry of Health says 16 states across the country have registered a growth in covid cases, adding that at the federal level, Quintana Roo has regressed back to orange. José Luis Alomía, General Director of Epidemiology, said 16 of the country’s 32 states have presented a growth in their epidemic curve of estimated cases of coronavirus.

“What we are seeing is a change in the downward trend. Does this mean an alarm? (…) No. At this moment, not yet, but it is still a sign,” he commented adding “we do not need to reach a point where the curve has exponential growth (…) and then just say ‘watch out, there is a problem,'” he continued.

The states with the registered covid increases include Baja California Sur, Coahuila, Colima, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Durango, Guerrero, Hidalgo, State of Mexico, Morelos, Nayarit, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala and Quintana Roo.

Earlier in the week, Quintana Roo governor warned that the state is close to regressing back to an orange epidemiological light after recorded increases in the contagion rates in both the northern and southern regions.

During his Thursday address, Governor Carlos Joaquin pointed out that the municipalities with the highest increases were Othón P. Blanco who registered an increase of 200 percent and the municipality of Solidaridad with 149 percent.

He also said that for the week of April 26 to May 2, the state will remain yellow, however on Saturday, the Ministry of Health downgraded the state to orange for that same week.