Durango and Aguascalientes regressed to medium risk yellow from low risk green on the federal government’s new red light map, while Baja California Sur and Coahuila went from yellow to green.
The level of risk remained unchanged in the other 28 states.
There are 27 green states on the new map, which goes into effect Monday and remains in effect until December 26, and five yellow states.
The yellow states are Durango, Aguascalientes, Baja California, Sonora, and Chihuahua.
Baja California easily leads the country in active coronavirus cases per capita. The northern border state has nearly 90 current infections per 100,000 population, the federal health ministry reported on Sunday.
Sonora ranks second with about 45 active cases per 100,000 population, followed by Chihuahua with just over 40. The only other states with over 30 active cases per 100,000 population are Baja California Sur, Coahuila, and Aguascalientes.
The number of accumulated cases in Mexico stands at nearly 3.92 million after 855 new cases were reported on Sunday while the official death toll from COVID-19 increased from 52 to 296,672. 19,160 active cases across the country.
Mexico has the 24th highest COVID-19 death rate in the world, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, with 232.5 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.
About 86% of the adult population is vaccinated with at least one dose and the federal government has started offering booster shots to the elderly. President López Obrador announced on Friday that the government would offer booster shots to everyone.
The health ministry said on Sunday that hospital occupancy rates for COVID patients were down 90% from the pandemic peak in January.
A single case of the highly mutated omicron variant has been detected in Mexico, but given that the strain has been identified in at least 30 U.S. states – including three of the four states bordering Mexico – it is likely more prevalent here than is known. officially knows. .
Mexico Daily News