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Citing COVID-19 risk, CDC warns against travel to Mexico, other countries

The CDC is now tellingAmericans to avoid travel to a dozen countries, including Mexico, due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Mexico was recently raised from a three to a four, the highest level, on the CDC’s scale for international travel risk. Their official recommendation for such countries — now totaling well over 100 as the omicron wave continues around the world — is to “avoid travel,” and if people must travel to ensure that they are up to date on COVID-19 vaccines.

Though there are signs that the surge is slowing, the country is still putting up some of the largest daily confirmed case counts of the pandemic, according to datatracked by Johns Hopkins University. Deaths are showing steady growth in recent weeks.

Neighboring Sonora is showing similar trends, datatracked by analyst Luis Armando Moreno shows.

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