Cancun, Q. R. — With the announcement of the updated epidemiological light, Governor Carlos Joaquín warned that Quintana Roo is very close to returning to orange due to a significant rise in covid cases.
The governor of Quintana Roo explained that if the increase in contagion rates continue, the state will likely return to orange next week. He says that at all costs, the state must avoid the return to orange, which would see a decline in economic development.
During his address, he pointed out that the contagion rate in the northern region (Cancun, Riviera Maya) has reached 1.12, while the southern region has reached 1.5, one of the highest recorded since advancing to a yellow epidemiological light. He also noted the fact that only a few weeks ago, the state was anticipating the possibility of advancing to a green light.
However, based on the most recent figures, the state will remain yellow for the upcoming week of April 26 to May 2, adding that there have been both increases and decreases recorded across Quintana Roo municipalities.
Recorded decreases include Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos and José María Morelos with 100% decrease. Cozumel was down 64%, while Tulum recorded a 55% reduction in cases and Bacalar, 46 percent.
Felipe Carrillo Puerto registered an increase of 18%, while Lázaro Cárdenas recorded a 49% increase and Cancun, 65 percent. The highest increase recorded was in Othón P. Blanco who registered an increase of 200 percent, followed by the municipality of Solidaridad with 149 percent increase in cases.