Sonoran capital Hermosillo now at high risk for coronavirus spread

Published: Monday, December 13, 2021 - 5:54pm

The Sonoran capital Hermosillo is now considered high risk for coronavirus spread, according to state health authorities, who recently updated their city-level risk metric.

The capital and largest city is the only municipality with the unenviable distinction, but many other major cities are considered moderate risk, as is the state as a whole by federal authorities. That includes the border cities of Nogales, Agua Prieta and San Luis Rio Colorado, as well as Cajeme, home to the states’ second-largest city Ciudad Obregon.

Rocky Point and Guaymas, both home to beach resorts popular with Arizona visitors, are considered low risk.

Federal data tracked by analyst Luis Armando Moreno show two consecutive weeks of declines in new cases, but an extremely sharp jump at the end of November. He previously shared concerns about the potential of posadas, regular in-person gatherings leading up to Christmas common across Mexico, to rapidly spread the virus.

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