Sonoran Governor Warns Of Thousands Of Cases If Measures Aren’t Respected

Published: Friday, April 3, 2020 - 5:38pm
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Sonoran Gov. Claudia Pavlovich

The governor of Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, said there could be thousands of COVID-19 cases if control measures aren’t respected.

In a recent meeting with a number of Sonoran mayors, Gov. Claudia Pavlovich said that total cases could exceed 60,000, with over 600 deaths.

That’s if the social distancing, business closures and other policies of her Quédate en Casa — or Stay Home — policy aren’t followed by Sonorans, according to a recent release.

More than 7,000 could require hospitalization, of which over 2,000 could need intensive therapy, according to the state health department’s Gerardo Álvarez.

Recently, the state’s health secretary said that Sonora’s public hospitals have 356 ventilators, which are used to treat serious COVID-19 cases, though there are efforts to get more.

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