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Yucatan begins another week at the ‘orange light’

Rising infections and hospitalizations are discouraging, but not enough to pull back a reopening of the economy

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Yucatan stays at the second-highest level of alert this week while fifteen other states were given the “red light” by the federal health ministry.

Despite rising infections and false rumors, both federal and state authorities agreed that Yucatan should stay at the “orange light.”

Restaurants were also allowed to open their dining rooms seven days a week. Previously they were told to restrict in-house dining to weekdays. Seating areas still can be filled at just 25% capacity.

With improving coronavirus statistics such as infection rates and hospital capacity, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Morelos and Oaxaca moved from red to orange.

Chiapas, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Guanajuato and Coahuila lost ground, however, switching from orange to red on the federal government’s traffic light system. Four states moved forward, from red to orange.

No change was granted to the other “red light” states of Baja California, Colima, México State, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Puebla, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco and Tlaxcala.

No states are at yellow, considered the medium-level alert; or at green, which indicates a low alert level.

The remaining 12 “orange light” entities are Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chihuahua, Durango, Jalisco, Michoacán, Mexico City, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí and Zacatecas.

What hasn’t changed in recent weeks is Mexico’s positivity rate. Around half of everyone tested, included in Yucatan, is found to have COVID-19 because testing is limited to people already displaying symptoms consistent with coronavirus.

Yucatan, however, appeared at risk to go back to red. Two key indicators — hospital admissions and rates of contagion — slipped into the highest level of alert in Yucatan on Thursday, the day of the week when officials decide the following week’s level of caution.

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