By Dr. Deneb Poli
The current COVID-19 situation in BCS is critical. Specifically Los Cabos and La Paz are now at “Level 5: Critical” and are on the brink of a full lock down. Measures are being taken locally by governing bodies to try and mitigate the propagation of the virus.
The local population and tourists are reminded of the mandatory use of masks, are encouraged to wash hands frequently and socially distance in order to prevent further spread. Hospitals, both private and public, are all at maximum capacity.
Currently extremely high demand for COVID testing, hospitalization, and consultation has created a strain on resources. BCS is third nationally for active COVID-19 cases per capita. Six out of every 10 people tested for COVID are positive. The federal government has accelerated the vaccination rate in BCS in an effort to vaccinate as many people as possible.
Vaccination registration has begun for those over 30 years old and on June 24 the government announced that the Pfizer vaccine had been approved for those over 12 years of age.