2 states in Mexico under coronavirus red alert

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Two Mexican states remain under the highest level of coronavirus alert, the “red light” of the epidemiological traffic signal.

Another 18 are in orange and 11 are in yellow. Only Campeche enjoys the “green light,” basically cleared of all coronavirus contingencies, the federal health mininstry said.

During a Friday press conference, the ministry counted 955,128 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mexico since the crisis began. Of those, 94,323 resulted in deaths. Because of limited testing, the true numbers are thought to be much higher.

The state of Durango slid back into the red alert as hospitalizations soared. Chihuahua also remained at the top-level alert, shutting down businesses and other activities and forcing residents into home quarantine.

Orange alerts, the second-highest state of alarm, were announced for:

  • Aguascalientes
  • Baja California
  • Baja California Sur
  • Mexico City
  • Coahuila
  • Colima
  • Mexico State
  • Guanajuato
  • Guerrero
  • Hidalgo
  • Jalisco
  • Nuevo León
  • Queretaro
  • San Luis Potosi
  • Sinaloa
  • Sonora
  • Yucatan
  • Zacatecas

Yellow, a medium-level alert, was in place for:

  • Chiapas
  • Michoacan
  • Morelos
  • Nayarit
  • Oaxaca
  • Puebla
  • Quintana Roo
  • Tabasco
  • Tamaulipas
  • Tlaxcala
  • Veracruz

Sonora, Sinaloa and Guanajuato returned to orange after having reached the yellow level, while Nayarit, Michoacán and Quintana Roo moved forward, from orange to yellow.

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