They assure that the hardest part of the pandemic in Baja California will be until January 15

According to the Secretary of Health, activities that will add to the restrictions, or closures, due to the rise in cases by COVID-19 are already being analyzed

Mexicali continues to increase its cases of COVID-19 in an accelerated and worrying manner. As of this Thursday morning, the state capital registered 503 of the one thousand 56 active cases in the state.

In addition, according to the report of the Secretary of Health Alonso Pérez Rico, Mexicali residents not only placed in the 13th position of the top 20 municipalities in Mexico with more active cases; but also, at state level is where the incidence per 100 thousand inhabitants is higher at 48.20.

Perez Rico also mentioned that recently 45 new deaths were registered in Baja California by COVID-19 and 337 new cases. With this, the state totals 4 thousand 764 unfortunate deaths, of which one thousand 939 were reported in Mexicali, while of the 29 thousand 672 positive cases, 12 thousand 865 belong to this locality.

Given this context, and after having sent the indicators on Wednesday to the federal government to know the color in which the state will follow, the Health Secretary said that more restrictions and closures will be made to reduce mobility.

"Today we will concentrate the activities that we will have ready for the following week in relation to the opening, closings or capacity reductions, so we have seen in the indicators that we have presented until now we continue to increase in relation to active cases, in relation to hospitalizations, in relation to patients with automated mechanical ventilation, and therefore we need to make more restrictions on mobility".

The doctor added that the worst part of this winter season is still not over, so the population's co-responsibility is needed to avoid more transmission chains.

"We still have four weeks of this, let's remember, until January 15 the hardest thing that will happen in Baja California during this winter season is coming and we need to hold on precisely until January 15".

So far, the hospital occupation in the region is 79.62 percent, considered at this point to be "critical". In addition, there are 520 people hospitalized, while the number of available beds is 167 and 131 ventilators.

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