Monterrey, NL. The sudden increase in new cases of Covid-19 in the entity it is the result of the Christmas meetings, however this increase has not caused further hospitalizations. However, in mid-January the highest point of the fourth wave could occur, although it is premature to say that there will be a closure of activities, so a balance will be sought so as not to stop productive activity and decrease the transmission rate, he said. the Secretary of State Health, Alma Rosa Marroquín.
“The number of confirmed cases doubled from December 29 to 30 (going from 561 to 1,012 cases) and 31 reached 1,393 new cases, we still do not have the data on the year-end infections, the crisis will be reflected in mid-January, we will see more hospitalizations, but it is premature to say that there will be closure of activities, “said the official.
He added that a balance will be sought so that society can have physical, mental and emotional health.
“Decisions are made in consensus with a group of experts, in other countries it has been observed that this wave is rapid and can generate chaos because people get sick and have to isolate themselves and cannot participate in productive activity; for example, in the United States more than 1,000 flights have been canceled, and that could be the reason ”, explained the official.
On the other hand, he commented that in conjunction with the Ministry of Mobility and Economy they have approached employers to see if staggered schedules can be made for workers and thus avoid crowds in public transport.
He reiterated that the population can participate to avoid more infections, not exceeding the 50% capacity in closed establishments and maintaining health protocols.
On the other hand, the state government will continue with cross-border vaccination in which 56,520 doses have been applied in adults and 39,650 in children between 5 and 17 years of age. In total, 80% of the population of Nuevo León has the complete scheme of vaccines against Covid-19.
Random tests for Covid-19 are being carried out at both the Monterrey International Airport and the Central Bus Station. At the Central, 12 cases have been detected in a total of 120 tests carried out, with people returning from a trip.