Sonora’s Second Coronavirus Wave Likely To Be Worse Than First

Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 5:14pm
Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 6:37pm

With new daily coronavirus cases and death records recently broken, the situation in neighboring Sonora is going from bad to worse.

On Saturday, 611 cases and 61 deaths were announced, both new one-day highs, according to Sonoran Health Secretary Enrique Clausen. The record-breaking day came after weeks of rapid growth in both measures, and he put the blame on Sonorans continuing to gather despite the risks.

University of Sonora data scientist Julio Waissman says, "In fact, right now, if we look at cases, the second wave is going to be worse than the first." Waissman coordinates the University of Sonora’s data science masters program, and he and other data scientists at the university have been collaborating with the state health department on pandemic data analysis for months.

How much worse the pandemic gets will be up to Sonorans, and how strictly they observe pandemic safety measures, according to Waissman.

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