Cancun leads the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Quintana Roo

Data from Conacyt's monitoring of COVID-19 showed that Cancun is the city with the highest number of active cases of the virus, leaving Playa del Carmen in second place.

Cancun leads the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Quintana Roo
Hospital occupancy in Cancun is already at three percent. Photo by Anshu A / Unsplash

Quintana Roo continues to face an increase in the number of infections in its territory, as of yesterday, July 4, it registered 4,402 active cases in the northern zone, which shows a 0.34 percent increase in infections, as revealed by the COVID-19 Follow-up and Monitoring System in Mexico of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt).

Benito Juarez (Cancun) is the municipality with the highest number of coronavirus patients, registering 3,546, followed by Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen) with 1,312, Cozumel with 282, Lazaro Cardenas with 34, Isla Mujeres with 23 and Puerto Morelos with four, which is setting off alarm bells.

"Active cases are all those positive for SARS-CoV-2 with symptom onset date within the last 14 days. Deaths of active cases are considered part of the active cases because, from a population perspective, they contributed to the transmission of the virus," reads the report.

According to the platform, men between 25 and 34 years old are the most affected by this new wave of COVID-19 in the Northern Zone of Quintana Roo, while women between 25 and 29 years old are the ones facing this increase of contagions, so it was requested to follow the recommendations established by each State agency.

Cancun with a three percent hospital occupancy rate

The Ministry of Health (SESA) reported that hospital occupancy in Cancun is already at three percent, while in the other municipalities of the northern zone, there is still a zero percent occupancy rate.

Despite the increase in occupancy and contagions, the State continues to maintain a permanent Green COVID Traffic Light and the use of masks is optional, both in open and closed spaces, which has complicated the situation.

Still no vaccination for minors in Cancun

Benito Juarez is the only municipality in the North of Quintana Roo, which does not have active vaccination for children from 5 to 11 years old, who have already entered the immunization scheme of the Federal Government, and although it was planned to start this week, they have not yet announced when the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech would be applied for this age group.

The rest of the municipalities in this area applied the first dose between last week and this week, which has generated dissatisfaction among the people of Cancun, who consider that due to the number of inhabitants, priority should be given to avoiding more contagions.