An additional two confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Puerto Peñasco this past weekend puts the city’s total number of cases at 107 since April 21st, according to State Secretary of Health Enrique Clausen Iberri. State Health data indicate there have been fifteen deaths from Covid-19 in the municipality of Puerto Peñasco during the pandemic, while in the neighboring municipality of Plutarco Elias Calles (Sonoyta), there have been 81 total confirmed cases and 9 deaths.
Clausen Iberri highlighted that Saturday’s report on deaths across Sonora from Covid-19 was the first time in months this was a single digit (8), which remained below double digits again on Sunday (9). However, he stressed, this is not a sign we have gone through the hardest part, and once again urged for people to continue with stay at home strategies.
There continues to be a slight difference between overall numbers reported from the State and Federal Secretaries of Health as the Federal Coronavirus tracker indicates 115 confirmed cases for Puerto Peñasco, including 4 active cases, and 16 deaths. The Federal data also specifies there have been 90 negative Covid-19 tests to date in the city and that there are currently 25 suspected cases.
Locally, the municipal interactive Covid map continues to pinpoint risk spots across the city by tracking active cases, recoveries, deaths, as well as both official and unofficially confirmed cases. Additional details on the map define areas of town as no, low, medium, and high-risk areas.
The City of Puerto Peñasco has a “Covid Call Center” in operation so that people can call in if they have questions about symptoms or need additional information. English spoken.
The first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Sonora was on March 16th. Currently, State data reports there have been 25,706 confirmed cases in the state since March, with 21,358 recoveries and 2,443 deaths. Sonora is currently listed at “orange” on the National health risk map, which is defined as there still being a high risk of spread. As of the most recent National Health Alert map, the states of Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Colima, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, and Hidalgo remain in the maximum red alert zone, and only Campeche is now listed as “yellow”. No state in Mexico is listed at “green,” or rather the lowest risk level.