A municipality in Oaxaca, in the northern sierra, has registered its first case of Covid-19, while at least 64 other municipalities in the state have yet to register any cases, according to the newspaper. Milenio.
A young boy is the first Covid-19 patient in San Pablo Guelatao, 570 residents, 60 kilometers northeast of the state capital, which was identified by the government in May last year as the one of its âmunicipalities of hopeâ.
The boy was isolated and the authorities banned anyone from arriving or leaving the municipality. Investigations into how the boy contracted the disease are ongoing.
Mayor Consuelo Santiago GarcÃa confirmed that the patient received medical treatment, municipal authorities covered medical expenses and the family was supported with food supplies.
She added that the city’s success in preventing infection was due to its strict protocols. âSince the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to lock ourselves up, not to allow any tourism, and to set up a health checkpoint. We have created an organic municipal market, with products made in the region to avoid travel to the city of Oaxaca and to take care of our elderly people, and now children and young people, from any infection, âhe said. she declared.
Santiago detailed that 70% of the population had received a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, but children and young people aged 12 to 17 had not yet been vaccinated.
In San Pablo Guelatao, 45% of the population are seniors, a group that has already been vaccinated with at least one dose, while 40% of the population is under 18.
Oaxaca is currently orange on the coronavirus stoplight map.
The only other states in the country with municipalities that have had zero cases of Covid-19 are Puebla – with one – and Chiapas, which has had four, and is the only green state on the coronavirus traffic light map .
With reports from Milenio