‘Practically All’ Of Sonora Now In Phase 3 Of Coronavirus Epidemic

Published: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 5:05am

Cases of COVID-19 are growing quickly in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south.

As of Thursday evening, the state was nearing 500 confirmed cases and had 45 confirmed deaths.

“They’re no longer imported cases, or outbreaks among family members,” said Gerardo Alvarez, with the state health secretary’s office. “Now there are outbreaks among workers in diverse professions.”

There is now extensive community — or Phase 3 — spread in “practically all of the state,” he added.

Hermosillo, the state capital, is also on track to soon overtake the border city San Luis Rio Colorado as the site with the most confirmed cases, according to Alvarez. Hermosillo had 123 confirmed cases to San Luis’ 183, according to the most recent state data available.

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