The Department of Public Health in Austin, Texas, is investigating a group of tourists who traveled on vacation to Cabo San Lucas about a week and a half ago, and who tested positive for COVID-19 on their return to the United States.
There are 28 people, who traveled in a group of 70 to Baja California Sur to pass the spring break. Other people remain under investigation, such as possible coronavirus infections.
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According to the Austin Department of Public Health, four of the confirmed cases are asymptomatic.
Both confirmed and suspected cases, people between the ages of 20 and 40, are isolated.
Through a statement, the institution noted that while Mexico has no travel restrictions, Austin-Travis County has issued travel recommendations that indicate avoiding all non-essential ones, such as leisure ones.
He also recalled that while young people are at lower risk of complications in the event of COVID-19, «they are not immune to serious illness and death.»
«While COVID-19 only causes mild illness for most people, it poses a significant danger to vulnerable populations,» he said.
Therefore, for young and healthy people, the main public health concern is the risk of them transmitting the virus to others.
As of Tuesday, 175 thousand 067 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the United States.
The number of people dying with coronavirus exceeded that of China, with 3 thousand 415. The Asian country recorded 3 thousand 309.
More than three-quarters of the 330 million inhabitants in the United States have been called upon to confine themselves to prevent the spread of the virus.
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BCS closes beaches for COVID-19
As of this March 30th all the beaches of Baja California Sur were closed, as a preventive measure to prevent COVID-19 contagion.
State Secretariat of Public Health Victor George Flores said the five municipalities of Baja California Sur would support his police to prevent access to identity beaches, Milenio reported.
In Baja California Sur, the state to which Austin vacationers traveled, 18 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed and two deaths have been reported.
I report, with great regret, that we recorded the first 2 deaths by #Covid-19 in #BCS, in the city of #LaPaz.
Our heartfelt condolences to his deudos.
It’s a time for empathy, solidarity and responsibility.
The details will be given by the health sector.
— Carlos Mendoza Davis (@cmendozadavis) March 31, 2020
The state government reported that there are 16 suspects and 111 negatives.
Confirmed cases are the municipalities of La Paz (7) and Los Cabos (11).
With information from AFP and Millennium.
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