Expecting winter rise in COVID-19 cases, Sonoran health officials call for caution

Published: Friday, November 19, 2021 - 2:25pm

As in Arizona, health officials in neighboring Sonora are worried about a rise in COVID-19 cases this winter.

To limit the impact of a possible fourth coronavirus wave this winter, Sonoran Health Secretary José Luis Alomía is calling on the state’s residents to redouble preventive measures.

Data he presented this week show a fairly sharp rise in new weekly cases after weeks of sustained declines. Case growth was especially pronounced in several Sonoran cities, including the major border community of San Luis Rio Colorado.

Working in the state’s favor is the fairly successful and ongoing vaccination effort, which has brought the number of residents with at least one dose up to 1.75 million, or nearly 60% of the state’s total population, just shy of the rate in Arizona.

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