Last updated on February 2, 2021
Cancun, Chetumal, Q.R. — The Ministry of Health of Quintana Roo (SESA) has announced 202 new cases of Covid-19 for the state, 72 of which they report, has been detected in the southern municipality of Othón P. Blanco.
The municipality, which is home to Costa Maya and the state capital city of Chetumal, reported the 72 new infections. They are also the municipality with the highest hospital occupation rate to date. SESA head Alejandra Aguirre Crespo, reported that the 202 new infections is the highest reported for Quintana Roo in a 24-hour period since the beginning of the epidemic.
She explained that of the 202 new infections, 72 came from in Othón P. Blanco, 64 in Cancun, 27 in Playa del Carmen, 14 from Lazardo Cardenas, 9 in Cozumel, 7 in Tulum, 5 for Puerto Morelos, 2 in Bacalar and 2 for Isla Mujeres.
After the announcement, Governor Carlos Joaquin said the state is at a critical point, noting that actions must be taken quickly and that residents need to adopt a renewed civic attitude for the new normal to live with the virus.
“Today, I confirm frankly and clearly that we are at a critical point and we must act quickly. We need to adopt a renewed civic attitude for the new normal,” he said, announcing that the epidemiological traffic light remains orange in both in the southern and northern zones until July 12.
However, the Governor of Quintana Roo reiterated that we can lose what we have earned and, more seriously, have more patients and deaths.
“I have pointed out that many people from Quintana Roo, irresponsibly, have been distracted and have neglected basic measures. And I have also warned that we are not going to allow fatal setbacks,” stressed Joaquin.
He noted that there is an ongoing monitoring of the spread of the virus, admitting that the contagion rate has again grown and the state is very close to returning to the red alert.
Carlos Joaquín pointed out that several areas of Cancun have been identified as having a large number of infections, emphasizing that most of the people are not wearing face masks or keeping a healthy distance.
He cited that in the Villas del Mar neighborhood of Cancun, there are 40 active cases of Covid-19 where they have noted that 2 out of 3 people do not wear face masks and more than half do not maintain a healthy distance. Alarming and similar figures appear in the Villas Otoch, Paraíso and Region 103 colonies of the city, he explained.
He announced that on the State Government website, citizens will soon be able to consult, colony by colony, the number of active cases.