The Governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín Gonzalez, reported on the latest figures for COVID-19 cases during these past few days. In a press conference, he said that as long as all measures continue to be applied, it will be possible to carry out daily activities despite having the virus among us.
“The main goal and objective we all need to accomplish is to be able to carry out our lives, as normal as possible, to what we had before the pandemic. No one can assure us when it will end or if there will be any evolution,” explained the state’s Governor.
As he has done throughout these almost two years since the pandemic began, the Governor expressed through the “Walking Together” program that even when there have been high peaks of contagion, hospitalization and mortality did not increase at the same rate in which the number of positive cases has increased. He explained that it has gone down as of today, and that is very encouraging. He wants to continue with all the steps of recovery of the economy, of going from orange to yellow at the state epidemiological traffic light.
Governor Carlos Joaquin said that in Cancun, at one point, there were up to 600 new cases per day, that number is already down, including in the other towns of Tulum, Solidaridad, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres, and Lazaro Cardenas. More progress has yet to be made in the conditions of stability and a decrease in positive cases in the south.
Carlos Joaquín reported that hospital occupancy is at 8%, in general care at 7%, and there are 16 patients connected to a ventilator. Just two weeks ago, 139 patients were hospitalized, and today there are currently 50, which is an indicator of an improvement in conditions.
The weekly state ranking of neighborhoods with the highest number of active cases has decreased from January 30 to February 5. With 10 cases, the Solidaridad neighborhood of Chetumal is in the first place. The 10 de Abril neighborhood of Cozumel, the Ejidal community in Playa del Carmen, the Emiliano Zapata and San Miguel I of Cozumel, and Villas del Mar of Cancun have 9 cases. The areas with 8 cases include the Caribbean towns of Chetumal, Downtown Cozumel, Downtown and Payo Obispo, Chetumal.
Governor Carlos Joaquin made his appearance via remote since he’s in Mexico City, taking care of matters related to the state. Other matters discussed were the prevention actions by the Marines before the sargassum (seaweed) arrival season, the essential island ports, and security issues. The Governor again urged the population to continue with the vaccination process, to continue with the application of third doses of reinforcement, with hygiene habits, preventive measures, and health protocols, to take care of the population’s health.
“If we do this, we will be generating confidence in our destinations, in our cities, which will allow a greater arrival of visitors and tourists. We want to continue with the process of recovering employment, and the income of families,” explained the Governor of Quintana Roo.
“The more travelers that choose to vacation in the Mexican Caribbean, the more income we will generate. We’ll be able to generate more jobs, and this will benefit Quintana Roo families by improving the standard of living and be able to move forward, which is what we want for everyone.”
However, he recommended continuing to apply preventive measures, protocols, and hygiene habits. The idea is to recover soon and have more activities safely. The goal is to carry out our daily everyday life and possibly resemble what we had before the pandemic.
The government of Quintana Roo maintained the yellow traffic light for another week, after a slight decrease in daily cases of COVID-19 in the state, both for the North and South sides, and will remain so from February 14 to 20, 2022. After a week of decrease in daily cases, the Governor of Quintana Roo maintained the yellow traffic light throughout the state and asked citizens to continue taking care of themselves and be aware of vaccination schedules for boosters for different ages.
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