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Alejandro Murat, governor of Oaxaca, tests positive for Covid-19

This Thursday morning the governor of Oaxaca, Alejandro Murat, reported that the Covid-19 test was performed and it was positive; noted that he is fine.

Through a message on his Twitter account, Murat Hinojosa pointed out that this diagnostic test for the contagion of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was carried out as part of the prevention actions, which is why he will remain isolated and will follow health recommendations.

In May 2020, the state president isolated himself for reasons related to the risk of Covid-19. On that occasion his private secretary tested positive for this disease; Following the health protocols, he also performed the test and began the isolation process, for safety; I later confirmed that his test was negative.

On this occasion, the governor will isolate himself, but now after knowing that his positive diagnosis for Covid-19. So far it is unknown whether his wife, Ivette Moran, also underwent the test.

Oaxaca is on an orange traffic light due to a high risk of contagion from Covid-19, for the second consecutive week. With 130 new infections in the last 24 hours and 13 deaths from this disease, the entity has so far accumulated 28,860 cases and 2,166 deaths since the pandemic reached this territory.

From the end of last year until the first days of this 2021, the hospital occupancy in the entity soared. On the eve of Three Kings Day, the Oaxaca Health Services reported that more than 51.8% of beds for Covid-19 patients throughout the state were occupied. And this January 6, two hospitals in the Valles Centrales region are at maximum capacity: the Regional Hospital of High Specialty in Oaxaca and the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña.

Against this background, Governor Alejandro Murat has reiterated to the population to respect the restrictions and sanitary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And he stressed that, although the request had already been given to have 14 freezers that allow the Pfizer vaccine to be kept at -75 degrees Celsius in the entity, since December 7, he warned the population that they should not lower their guard with the hope in the vaccine, and that preventive measures must be strictly maintained, mainly isolation at home.

Mexico registered 13 thousand 345 new infections of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest number during the pandemic, for a total of 1,479,835 confirmed cases, authorities of the Ministry of Health reported this Wednesday.

The highest figures previously recorded were the 12,511 and 12,406 cases reported on December 22 and 30, respectively.

In addition, 1,165 new deaths were recorded, bringing the number of fatalities to 129,987 deaths.

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