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Quintana Roo on the verge of advancing to a yellow epidemiological light

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — On Thursday night, Governor Carlos Joaquín announced that Quintana Roo will remain in an orange epidemiological light during the week of September 6 to 12. However, at a federal level, the state has advanced to a yellow light.

Joaquin said that if the rate of the decrease in cases of contagion continues, next week, the northern region could see a return to yellow. However, he did not elaborate as to why the difference between the federal and state epidemiological light colors for this week, only mentioning that the southern region has recorded an increase in covid-19 infections.

Joaquin did stress that the behavior of the contagion curves have changed in that the southern zone shows five weeks of growth in the speed at which cases appear, although in the last week, the slope of the curve trends towards stabilization, while the northern zone, he says, shows a decrease in its rate for the last several weeks.

In the last week, nine municipalities had reductions in the contagion curve. They include Isla Mujeres with a 68% reduction, Felipe Carrillo Puerto also with 68%, Puerto Morelos 53%, Solidaridad 52%, José María Morelos 46%, Benito Juárez 31%, Bacalar 13%, Cozumel 11% and Lázaro Cárdenas a 2% decrease.

Those that recorded an increase were Tulum with 29% and Othón P. Blanco with an alarming 66% increase in cases. The updated epidemiological lights for the states of Mexico are announced during the AMLO morning press conference.