Hospital Occupancy Rising As Sonora’s Third COVID-19 Wave Continues
In neighboring Sonora, hospital occupancy has been rising as the state’s third coronavirus wave continues.
Perhaps most troubling, hospitals in Hermosillo — the capital and largest city — are approaching half their capacity, state health department data shows.
Statewide, the figure is hovering below 40 percent, figures not seen since the tail end of the catastrophic winter wave in February.
But while cases and hospitalizations have been rising, daily confirmed deaths have been relatively flat for several months, and largely in the single digits, according to data tracked by the University of Sonora.
While significantly slower than the rollout in Arizona, vaccinations have been advancing steadily in Sonora, with more than 1.2 million doses administered as of earlier this month.