Ensenada could return to a yellow traffic light due to an increase in Covid cases


The Baja California Ministry of Health asked this municipality to reduce its mobility and warned about restricting activities

For days Ensenada has shown a gradual increase in various indicators on Covid-19, so today the head of the Ministry of Health in Baja California, Alonso Pérez Rico, warned of a possible color change in the epidemiological traffic light for this municipality, as well as restriction of activities. This is an alert for the people of Ensenada regarding their mobility. If these trends and indicators continue, we will have to restrict activities.

The above, since until this Friday said port has the highest incidence of active cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the State (17.81), surpassing Mexicali (13.72), which is the only municipality in the Entity with a yellow traffic light, but with trends downward.

And although Ensenada does not have as many active cases as Mexicali and Tijuana, Pérez Rico expressed his concern because its trends are on the rise.

“What follows for Ensenada is very simple, exactly what happened with Mexicali,” said the Secretary of Health, who added, “It seems that Mexicali is going to leave the yellow, it is going to join the green, and Ensenada is going to enter. to yellow ”.

He also highlighted that currently, Ensenada is where the virus is reproducing the most, having an Effective Reproduction Rate (Rt) of 1.24 and increasing.

According to Pérez Rico, having this indicator above one means that a person with coronavirus can infect two more in said territory, which in turn could cause an increase in active cases, hospitalizations, and possibly more deaths. Regarding the last two, as he commented, they have decreased thanks to vaccination, but it is exhorted to continue carrying out prevention measures, especially by those who have not yet been vaccinated.

“We are going to start working very hard on mobility, we are going to have to decrease mobility there, to cut transmission chains. It is very important that they support us in places where people are gathering and they are not wearing their mask ”.

Today Baja California accumulates 51 thousand 517 cases confirmed by Covid-19, of which 7 thousand 253 have been registered in Ensenada; municipality where 1,156 deaths have also been reported, of the 8,686 that have occurred in the State.

Source: sandiegored.com

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