Feb 27, 2022 Update:
Despite the politician’s “Green” rating for COVID in Yucatan, our COVID case numbers, hospitalizations & COVID deaths are still a problem.Feb 27, 2022 Update:
Though much improved, Yucatan’s COVID numbers still tell a troubling story, currently ending with a too high 1,774 govt-confirmed COVID cases this past week … 1,774 govt.-confirmed COVID cases corresponds to each of us encountering 1 COVID infected Yucatecan out of 110 people.
Our current 1 in 110 … 1,177 Yucatecans with COVID is much lower than previous weeks falling case number of 2,052 … 3,283 … 6,398 … 7,526 … which is really good news … Yet our typical low COVID numbers were just 87 – 400 cases a week in the past.
Medical Doctors & good Scientists are saying we should still keep wearing our masks & socially distancing, esp. when inside, until our numbers fall back down 4X times lower, back to 400 cases a week. … Saying it another way, because of long-COVID risks, Yucatan would still be rated RED, if we used the same Medical-Scientific standards of last year. … Politicians simply see the world differently than Scientists & Doctors.
Hospitalizations look really good! … Just 44 official cases in public hospitals is part of the previous trend of falling for 5 straight weeks …. 178 … 156 … 117 … 66 … and 44 COVID hospitalizations (in public hospitals) this week
COVID Deaths Rates Fell Again to Just 42 COVID deaths. … Death rates have been falling from 78 … 77 … 77 … 70 … to 42.
For historical context, Yucatan’s last 5 weeks of COVID deaths are still below previous COVID-outbreaks’ 100+ peaks, likely due to less Delta COVID and more Omicron COVID. … Omicron is killing people here … yet it appears to be killing 23% fewer people than the Delta version.
Finally, like hospitalizations, the deaths were again excessively coming from UNVACCINATED people.
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It sure is nice to report better COVID numbers.! 😉
Still … Keep wearing tight-fitting medical grade masks & Socially Distancing by 8 ft when masks are off for eating & drinking indoors
Stay informed … Stay healthy … Stay safe …
Dr. Steven M. Fry
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Public Health, & Laboratory Measurement Science.
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