Though the cities of Hermosillo, San Luis Rio Colorado, and Nogales are now at the “red” maximum risk alert for Covid-19, Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro does not foresee additional restrictions going into effect locally. Puerto Peñasco remains at “high risk” orange.
The mayor acknowledged while there has been an increase in coronavirus cases and deaths due to Covid-19 in the city, these are not at alarming numbers. The mayor indicated current measures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus remain in effect, including the11 p.m. citywide curfew.
He warned, if there were an alarming rise in local coronavirus cases in Puerto Peñasco in coming days and weeks, they would undoubtedly have to take additional steps. To prevent this, he called on residents and visitors to follow health protocols already in place, including social distancing, use of masks, handwashing, and staying home as much as necessary.
As of January 12th, there have been 393 officially reported cases of coronavirus in Puerto Peñasco since last April, and 60 deaths. Statewide, from March 16th – Jan 12th there have been 53,900 cases and 4,279 deaths.
The first round of the Pfizer covid vaccine arrived in Sonora on January 12th and has been sent out to hospitals across the state. The first phase of vaccinations includes healthcare personnel and front-line workers.