Mexico City’s epidemiological traffic light is closer to red due to a change in trend in hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients, capital government chief Claudia Sheinbaum said thursday.
«Five days to here changed the trend in hospitalization that was growing slightly and from Sunday to here, there is a very significant increase day by day of hospitalizations,» he said.
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The civil servicer exemplified that 20 extra occupied beds passed up to 100 a day.
Questioned by a reporter about whether the city is closer to switching to red light, Sheinbaum replied, «Yes, above all the change in trend is what it is to draw attention, the growth in the number of beds occupied daily.»
In videoconference, he went ahead that new measures to prevent COVID-19 contagion will be announced tomorrow.
«Beyond the traffic light itself if it is important to take steps to prevent hospitalizations from continuing to grow at this speed,» he said.
As of Thursday, the CDMX records 15,839 COVID-19 deaths, and a cumulative of 174,127 positive cases.
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