Cancun, Q.R. — State governor Carlos Joaquin says five of the state’s 11 municipalities have shown an increase in Coronavirus infections while the other six have recorded a decrease.
On Sunday, Joaquin detailed that the municipalities of Benito Juárez (Cancun), Lázaro Cárdenas, Tulum, Felipe Carrillo Puerto and Bacalar have all recorded a slight increase in infection rates. He says that in Cancun, the rate increased by two percent, in Lázaro Cárdenas, six percent, in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, 10 percent, in Tulum, 16 percent and in Bacalar, 27 percent.
The other municipalities, he pointed out, have recorded decreases. He explained that Puerto Morelos, José María Morelos and Isla Mujeres have recorded 100 percent decrease, while in Cozumel, infections are down 73 percent. In Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen), figures are down 37 percent and in Othón P. Blanco, 31 percent.
Carlos Joaquín says that review and inspection measures will be intensified in public places including public transportation, bus stops, shopping centers and restaurants in the five municipalities where increases have been registered in the last two weeks.
“We have to pay great attention to these places to prevent us from returning to the orange color that hurts us so much,” he stressed adding that the state of Quintana Roo has fallen from fourth (at the beginning of the pandemic) to 27th position of states with high infection rates.