Sonoran Health Secretary Implements New COVID-19 Response Strategy

Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 3:48pm
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Secretaría de Salud Sonora
Enrique Clausen

Sonoran health officials reported 53 coronavirus-related deaths Tuesday — the highest toll in a single day.

While Sonora is still officially under strict stay-at-home orders, more people are returning to work and venturing out for essential activities. So the state is also implementing a new strategy called “Anticipa.”

"We're going to comply with the most effective, tested strategies in the world, which are early detecion and with stay-at-home orders," said state Health Secretary Enrique Clausen.

He said Sonora hopes to be able to anticipate outbreaks through increased testing, coupled with measures like sanitizing crowded spaces.

Clausen emphasized that the new strategy is meant to supplement, not replace, stay-at-home orders, social distancing and mask-wearing, as the state continues to deal with a high number of cases that threaten to overwhelm the health care system.

As of Tuesday, there have been 7,306 confirmed coronavirus cases and 674 deaths in Sonora.

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