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Vaccination Process for Medical Personnel in Baja California Began January 13

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The application of the first Pfizer anti-Covid vaccines started in 16 distribution points in Baja California, beginning with the inoculation to the health sector, specifically doctors, nurses, and auxiliary personnel who are on the front line of battle.

The Secretary of Health, Alonso Pérez Rico, stressed that the vaccine would represent another “weapon” in the fight against Covid, so the population must continue to take care of itself, with social distancing and the use of mouth covers.

He recalled that after the medical sector (doctors, nurses, and auxiliary personnel who care for Covid patients), starting with the first line of attention to Coronavirus, it will be the elderly (over 60 years) who will receive the vaccine, as it has been the most vulnerable group to the disease, which has been reflected in the statistics.

In a comparison between the last 30 days, a decrease in active cases of Covid-19 has been noted, a period in which there have been “rises, falls and peaks” due to the concentrations of people for the holidays, whose effect is still expected due to the end of the year celebrations.

Tijuana –The head of the Covid Strategy in Baja California said the city appears again in the “top 20” of the municipalities with the most active cases in Mexico, and in 20th place followed by Mexicali which is in 21st place.

Dr. Pérez Rico presented the geolocation map of active Covid cases, which includes the areas with the highest risk of contagion in each municipality; in this sense, he commented that they would be sending the corresponding official letters to the mayors, to suspend the activities of markets “on-wheels” and “swap meet”, in those neighborhoods that appear on said map.

In TIJUANA: Río Zone, Sánchez Taboada, Torres del Lago, Presidents, Mariano Matamoros Sur, Abedules and Las Delicias;  at TECATE: Benito Juárez and Loma Alta;  in PLAYAS DE ROSARITO: Constitución (Constitution Extension) and Hacienda Floresta del Mar.

In MEXICALI: Second Section, Cuauhtémoc Norte, Pro Hogar, Independencia, Villa Florida, and Valle de Puebla; in MEXICALI VALLEY: Guadalupe Victoria, Oviedo Mota Reacomodo, Benito Juárez, and Michoacán de Ocampo, in SAN FELIPE: Second Section-extended, First Section (San Felipe).

In ENSENADA: Valle Dorado (Rivers Section), Central Zone, Chapultepec Beaches, Valle Dorado, Hidalgo, José María Morelos and Pavón, Las Lomitas, Lomitas INDECO III, Ejido Ruiz Cortines, and Los Encinos II; in SAN QUINTĺN: Nuevo Mexicali and Vicente Guerrero.

Dr. Pérez Rico mentioned that Baja California reported this time 45 cases of patients who lost the battle and 254 who tested positive for the virus; in intubation, there are 178 people, with 14 days with a downward trend.

He added that the Covid hospital occupancy is 76.76%, with 210 beds available, 159 ventilators available, 569 hospitalized laboratory-confirmed patients, and 0.7 effective reproduction rate.

Regarding the numbers of people infected by COVID-19 in Baja California, the SISVER (national) platform reports at the midnight cutoff on January 11 that 61,193 cases have been studied, of which 36,133 were positive.

In Tijuana there are 12,476 patients; 14,644 in the city of Mexicali; Ensenada 5,256;  Rosarito 725; Tecate with 1,192;  in San Quintín/Vicente Guerrero 1,383 and San Felipe 457; there are 29 thousand 172 recovered COVID-19 patients.

Regarding deaths from coronavirus, they report accumulated 5 thousand 975. Tijuana with 2,623, Mexicali 2,339; Ensenada 765; Tecate 155; Rosarito 21;  San Quintín/Vicente Guerrero with 67 and San Felipe 5 deaths.

Baja California registered an increase in active cases compared to the previous day, 977 in total, divided as follows: Mexicali: 334, Tijuana: 398, Ensenada: 149, San Quintín: 34, Playas de Rosarito: 18, Tecate:  20 and San Felipe: 24.

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