Yucatan returns to yellow epidemiological light, postpones opening of massive events

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The SSY confirmed this Thursday13th, 459 new cases of Covid-19 and three deaths in the state

Merida, Yucatan, (January 14, 2022).- Due to the increase in infections by Covid-19 -especially the omicron strain- in Yucatan, state authorities announced the change of the epidemiological traffic light to yellow. This transition brought with it only one restrictive measure: the opening date for massive events is postponed until February 15.

During the daily medical report, it was detailed that 459 Covid-19 infections were detected this Thursday, of which 149 took place in Mérida. In total there are already 81 thousand 551 positive cases; 49 thousand 94 in the Yucatecan capital.

Three deaths were also reported: two in Mérida and one in Valladolid. These are three men of 98; 50 and 82 years respectively. Her comorbidities included hypertension, diabetes, and renal failure. In total there are 6,506 deaths from Covid-19 in the entity.

Regarding hospital capacity, it was mentioned that 78 of the positive cases are in public hospitals and in total isolation. There are other patients awaiting diagnosis.

When announcing the indicators of the state traffic light, the head of the Yucatan Ministry of Health (SSY), Mauricio Sauri Vivas, commented that the percentage of intensive care occupation -Covid-19 and not Covid-19- is 21.7 percent, it is Green and rising.

The percentage of occupancy of total hospitalization beds is 50.8 percent, in yellow and on the rise. He also commented that the increase in hospital admissions this week is in Red and on the rise.

Regarding the rate of contagion of the virus, the official revealed that it is at 1.87, in Red and on the rise. The positivity of the cases, he said, is 58.4 percent, in the red and on the rise.

The state indicators of the epidemiological health traffic light mark yellow. Given this change, he announced that the opening date for massive events is postponed to February 15.

Sauri Vivas took the opportunity to remember that the use of face masks is mandatory, even for vaccinated people; and recommended the use of two-layer, three-layer or KN95 masks; not cloth or sponge, he clarified, because these do not protect from Covid-19.

“To people who have not received a vaccine, we emphasize the importance of protecting each other and going to get vaccinated. Stopping infections is everyone’s responsibility, that’s why we urge the population to continue with preventive measures, since, if infections continue to increase, restrictive measures will be taken again, ” he warned.

Source: La jornada maya

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