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Sonora Now At Low COVID-19 Risk, Though Risk Of Third Wave Remains

A year after the first cases were confirmed in neighboring Sonora, the state is now at low risk for coronavirus spread.

That’s according to the federal  semaforo— or traffic light — system. Sonora is one of three states at green, or low risk, with a majority of the remainder at yellow, or moderate risk.

The rating is based on the rate of transmission, active cases, percentage of hospital beds occupied, among other factors.

“What are you going to do, how are you going to help keep the traffic light at green?” State Health Secretary Enrique Clausen asked Sonorans in a recent statement.

He also warned of a possible third wave brought on by travel  during upcoming Holy Week

Daily confirmed deaths are continuing their steady downward trend, though new confirmed cases showed a slight uptick in recent days, according to  datatracked by the University of Sonora.

Murphy Woodhouse was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2018 to 2023.