Sonoran Hospitals In Nogales, Guaymas Reach Saturation

By Murphy Woodhouse
Published: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 4:10pm
Updated: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 4:11pm

Hospitals in two major Sonoran cities have reached their limits as COVID-19 cases continue to mount.

Sonora Health Secretary Enrique Clausen
Secretaría de Salud Sonora
Enrique Clausen

In the border city of Nogales and coastal Guaymas, there is no more bed space for infected patients, Sonoran Health Secretary Enrique Clausen said over the weekend.

“It’s urgent to take measures of extreme confinement,” he said.

He called on the two major cities to focus efforts on reducing vehicular mobility and access to public spaces. He asked residents to remain in their homes for two weeks.

“If mobility doesn’t slow, well, let’s prepare ourselves for the hardest thing: being witnesses of the painful suffering of people who can’t be cared for,” he went on to say.

In Nogales and Guaymas, confirmed cases rose by over 30% and nearly 60% to 333 and 1,303 respectively. Over the same period, confirmed deaths nearly doubled in Guaymas to 36, according to state data.

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