The Ministry of Health (SSa) in Mexico updated the Epidemiological Traffic Light of coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) this Friday, which will be in force from August 9 to 22.
Through the official website, the Government of Mexico indicated that the country will be colored as follows:
In the color “red” (maximum risk of contagion) there will be seven states: Mexico City, Nuevo León, Jalisco, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Colima and Nayarit.
After the Ministry of Health announced the new alert traffic light for COVID-19, where Mexico City fell back to red, the Mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, refused to accept the change by the Federal Government and said the city will maintain the Orange level, regardless of the Federal Government’s new classification.
“For us, we are in orange, in the morning we gave all the arguments, it is stabilizing; we remain in orange and the most important thing is that we are all taking care of ourselves,” said the Mayor.
As for the rest of Mexico, in the color “green” (low risk) it was only possible to maintain one state: Chiapas.
In “orange” (high risk) there will be 15 entities: Baja California Sur, Sonora, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Michoacán, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Veracruz, State of Mexico, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca and Quintana Roo.
While in “yellow” or moderate risk, there will be 9 states: Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, Morelos, Campeche, Tabasco and Yucatán.
The four elements evaluated to determine the color of the traffic light in each entity are the percentage of occupation of beds in intensive care, percentage of positive cases of coronavirus; the trend of occupied beds, and trend of positive cases; that is, the expected behavior based on the current numbers, and which is calculated by the National Council of Science and Technology ( Conacyt ).
The Ministry of Health ( SSa ) reported that as of August 6 there are already 243,733 confirmed deaths in Mexico from the new coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as 2,944,226 accumulated cases. This means, in the last 24 hours there were 568 deaths and 21,563 new infections, reaching a new record of infections during the third wave of infections in Mexico.