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Quintana Roo reaches 2,000 Coronavirus-related deaths

Cancun, Q.R. — The state of Quintana Roo has reached 2,000 deaths related to the Coronavirus. The figures were released yesterday by the state health secretary which details since the pandemic began in March, Quintana Roo has recorded 15,424 infections. Of those infections, 790 remain active.

A majority of those deaths have been recorded in Benito Juárez (Cancun) with 1,262 victims. The municipality of Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras) has reported 228 deaths to date, an 11 percent fatality rate.

The municipality of Othón P. Blanco (Chetumal, Mahahual) has had 227 deaths, followed by Cozumel with 105 and Felipe Carrillo Puerto with 54 Coronavirus victims. Other state municipalities have not exceed 35 deaths.

In the last 24 hours, authorities confirmed 34 new cases as well as three additional deaths caused by COVID-19, two in Solidaridad and one in Benito Juárez. There are also 170 hospitalized patients and 620 in social isolation, figures that have been increasing in recent weeks.

Across Mexico, the federal Ministry of Health has warned of six states that are at risk of returning to a red epidemiological light. The general director of Health Promotion, Ricardo Cortés Alcalá explained that the at-risk states include Sonora, Zacatecas, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Hidalgo and Aguascalientes.

In a press conference, officials warned that there are more states presenting an increase in their risk indicators including Mexico City, Baja California, Colima, the State of Mexico, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tabasco, Tlaxcala and Veracruz.

He explained that a few weeks ago, Veracruz was green, however, it returned to yellow due to the increase in infections. There are currently 24 orange states and three yellow, one of which is Quintana Roo. Chiapas and Campeche are the only two green states in the country.