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Quintana Roo remains orange with governor warning state is closer to red than yellow

Cancun, Q.R. — With another recorded increase in coronavirus figures, particularly in Cancun, the state of Quintana Roo will remain in an orange epidemiological light for another week. During the last 24 hours, state health authorities have detected 191 new infections.

To those figures, health officials also added four more covid-related deaths.

According to their technical statement, to date, Quintana Roo has 23,886 confirmed cases and 2,642 deaths. Over the last 24 hours, 409 covid tests were conducted with 191 testing positive.

For the second consecutive week, the state will remain in an orange epidemiological light. Governor Carols Joaquin says that from May 10 to 16, both the northern and southern regions will remain orange, but warns of a possible return to red.

He says with the continued increase in infections, the state is closer to returning to red than it is returning to yellow. Joaquin expressed his concern about the increase, particularly in the municipality of Benito Juárez (Cancun), for its high figures.

He says as of Thursday, the city recorded an increase of 65 percent, bringing its to-date total to 11,914 covid-positive cases.

“Benito Juárez is highly worrying. It has the highest graph spike in its history since the pandemic began a year ago, above the 60 cases reached in the month of July and February, but now we have exceeded this figure.”

“We see an increase and it is very dangerous. A lot of care and attention is required in Benito Juárez, which at the moment, has an increase of 65 percent,” he said.