Covid tests given during carnival coming back positive by 32% in Mazatlan


The Secretary of Health admitted that people are very relaxed at the Carnival and Covid-19 test modules are open for everyone.

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- The Secretary of Health in Sinaloa, Héctor Melesio Cuén Ojeda, acknowledged that people are very relaxed at the Mazatlán Carnival and are not respecting health protocols.

He stated that they do everything humanly possible so that there are no more infections, which is why they begin to apply rapid tests to asymptomatic people.

He commented that in the daily monitoring including laboratories, public and private hospitals and rapid test modules in the Carnival where a 32% positivity has been found.

“We have a 32% “positivity”, that is, of every 100 people we analyze, 32 are positive for Covid-19, “he said.

In addition, he added that he will open the Covid-19 test modules to the general public and that all those attending the parade make sure that they are not possible transmitters of the virus.

He explained that, at the beginning of the maximum Buenos Aires party, these modules were only for people who went out with temperatures above 37.5 degrees and who were looking to enter the Carnival areas.

“ I gave the instruction that not only citizens who request it and who bring symptoms be tested, one because we bring many tests and two, but the majority of people infected with this variant are also asymptomatic,” he said.

In the actions that are implemented in this Carnival, Cuén Ojeda pointed out that, in closed spaces, such as restaurants, they have detected high levels of carbon dioxide and immediately begin disinfecting the area, since the chances of contagion also are high when detected.

“Yes, we have found enclosures with high levels of carbon dioxide and the pertinent measures are immediately taken, they are restaurants and when it is found it is because the air is already breathed by another person and there is a high possibility of contagion,” he concluded.


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