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Showing posts with label COVI-19 and Drug War Stats as of 04/04/10. Show all posts
Showing posts with label COVI-19 and Drug War Stats as of 04/04/10. Show all posts

Sunday, April 5, 2020

A Problema in Rosarito Beach With Social Distancing - Updates on Local Drug War Stats For TIJ & The COVID-19 Local & National Stats - 04/05: UPDATE Rosarito Beach - ALL Clear !!

I had read  that according to Google, the majority of Mexican people are not staying at home, despite fair warnings and the importance of social distancing.  The weekend prior to this article, we were impressed by the conditions in Rosarito Beach at the supermarkets, the pharmacias, the fish store, the gas station and the general social distancing we witnessed on the streets which were not crowded for a weekend. Most people were wearing masks in the stores and hand sanitizer was being made available in front of Smart & Final. Here is that report on Google:

 ~ From Zeta: 

Google delata que la mayoria de los Mexicanos no se estan quedando en casa, tras contingencia sanitaria
Por, Gerardo Andrade 

"Mexico is the country in Latin America that has least complied with the instruction to remain isolated due to the coronavirus pandemic, and this could be demonstrated by registering their cell phones.
 
The company Google released this Friday, April 3, a study where it collects the information from mobile devices that have the location chronology of their map application activated.
These same data are offered in a segmented way into six categories for each region or geographic area. In Latin America there are differences between the countries that have taken drastic isolation measures.
 
It is in this way that it is known that only 45% of Mexicans have stopped going to leisure places, of the aforementioned percentage 46% continue to attend recreational places, 19% to markets, 20% to their jobs.
 
In this way, it is shown that Mexicans have not yet taken the isolation measure with the seriousness it should, despite the recommendations of the Mexican authorities from the three levels of government.
In contrast, in Argentina a total quarantine began on March 20, the drop in the influx of people to cafes, restaurants, shopping malls was noted from the first day, reaching 86%, although it was already decreasing.
 
As a means of reference for habitual mobility, Google has used the movement that occurred in each of those areas, in the five weeks that ran from January 3 to February 6 of this year.
 
Also in Colombia, the brake on mobility has been very important, 86% of people have avoided attending leisure places, such as playgrounds.
 
In Brazil the decrease has been 71%, a similar figure was registered in Chile and in Peru the percentage of people's mobility fell to 55%.
 
Google offers for some countries data by provinces, which for example reflect a comparative decrease in mobility greater in large cities than in provinces without large crowds.
 
What is worrying is that in Mexico it is still in a stage where the pandemic due to COVID-19 does not hit with the expected severity.
 
Currently in Baja California there are already 58 confirmed cases of people infected with the coronavirus, with Mexicali being the city with the highest number of infections, 32 and then Tijuana with 26; as well as 4 deceased people."

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However, this weekend threw us for a loop.  Mike, wearing both a mask and gloves, walked in to Calimax on Benito Juarez which was crowded and the parking lot was full, took several looks around and exited.  There was no social distancing, no one was wearing masks or gloves except for the checkers. Same situation at the Walmart . Not hundreds of people on the streets, but groups were together and no masks were seen; the gas station was good as was the Simi pharmacia, and importantly Smart & Final got the gold star, including the shoppers inside.  You actually felt safe inside, even though the prices are high.  Smart & Final also had hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Up in the States, they are limiting the number of people who can go into the stores (i.e. Vons & Walmart & Smart & Final) but so far there are no limits down here. So, I don't know what happened at Calimax,but it was scary. Mike will check it out again today. 


The lines going up every morning very early at SYPOE are backed up, so many people commuting still.  Police and National Guard on the streets in Tijuana and even below Ensenada in places like Camalu, Colonet and San Quintin directing people to go back to their homes.  We'll see what happens over Semana Santa.


The good news is that according to the authorities there are no cases of the Covid-19 in Rosarito Beach, so let's keep our fingers crossed.

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UPDATE/EDIT - 04/05/20:

Rosarito Beach situation  - This afternoon Mike went in again to RB and reports a 100% improvement in the conditions at Calimax on Benito Juarez.  In a complete turnaround from yesterday's  free-for-all, only one entrance door was opened, staff was limiting the number of people who could go into the store, staff was cleaning people's hands as they entered, and people were being kept apart inside of the store.  Still, only about a quarter of the shoppers wore face mask protection.
So, wow Calimax also gets a gold star.

This is important:  On Benito Juarez, there was a police unit flanked by two truckloads of Army/National guardsmen equipped with a loudspeaker driving slowly while announcing the safety precautions to take against the virus and advising people to stay home, impressive ! I'd have to disagree with google on RB, streets were not crowded at all, yesterday was a glitch - I think people are getting the word.  Good Job !!! Maybe one of you out there can bring us up to date on what's happening over in Constitucion, Popotla, etc ? That would be nice, thanks.

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The Local Virus Stats:


 ~ From Zeta - 04/04/20


En BC se eleva a 5 muertes por COVID-19; Ensenada registra el primer caso confirmado
Por, Lourdes Loza Romero & Lorena Lamas



"A man, 49 years old, was the fifth fatal victim from COVID-19 that is registered in Baja California, reported the morning of April 4, Dr. Alonso Pérez Rico, head of the State Health Secretariat.
 
Currently in Baja California 69 cases have been confirmed, presenting for the first time a case in the municipality of Ensenada. The rest of the breakdown are 32 in Tijuana and 36 in Mexicali. Of the deaths, 3 were in Tijuana and 2 in Mexicali, Pérez Rico noted that the 49-year-old patient is the youngest person to have died in the state due to this new disease, the rest remain in the age group of 50 and 65 years old.
 
Under analysis of 202 cases are found as suspects, 103 in Tijuana, 62 in Mexicali, 29 in Ensenada, 5 in Tecate and 3 in San Quintín.

First confirmed case in Ensenada
 
In Ensenada, the presence of the first case of infection with the COVID-19 virus was confirmed this Saturday, Pérez Rico reported during the live broadcast with Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez.

He announced that in total there are 29 suspected cases in Ensenada and 3 more in the San Quintín delegation.
 
Before the confirmation of the first positive case, the municipal president, Armando Ayala Robles, urged the population to continue applying the sanitary recommendations to jointly achieve the containment of the pandemic in the municipality.
 
The first mayor highlighted that since March 18 his administration launched actions aimed at the application of preventive measures and for the protection of groups with greater vulnerability, in said checkpoints they detected tourists entering the port.
 
Consequently, the first mayor invited those who arrive at the municipality from other parts of Baja California and the United States, to isolate themselves for a period of 14 days and if they show any symptoms of respiratory disease during that time, they should contact the telephone lines arranged by the Ministry of Health."

P.S. Am adding this - the one man found to be an active carrier was only found due to the police traffic filter at El Sauzal going into Ensenada manned by the police on the look out for people who are infected by Covid-19.  So, we are hoping the jefes are keeping their guys well protected and safe, they are putting their lives on the line. Thank you to the authorities and be careful !


Update/edit : 04/05/20

Seven are dead, and 93 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Baja California, a big jump in confirmed cases:

 ~ From Zeta: 04/05/20

Suman 7 defunciones y 93 casos confirmados de COVID-19 en BC 
Por, Angela Torres Lozano

"Baja California has already registered 7 deaths, 4 in Tijuana and 3 in Mexicali, and 93 cases of people infected with COVID-19, for which reason social distancing continues.
 
Alonso Pérez Rico, Secretary of Health in the State, reported through a live transmission that 651 cases have been studied, of which 380 have been discarded.
Of the 178 suspected cases, Tijuana has 88, Mexicali 57, Ensenada 27, Tecate 5, Vicente Guerrero / San Quintín 1, and Rosarito 0.
 
As for deaths, the 7 people are men, and the average age is 57.8 years. The first 2 deaths occurred on March 29, 2 more on March 31, one on April 2, and two more on April 4.
 
Of the confirmed cases, 15 have obesity, 15 hypertension, 19 smoking, 10 diabetes, 5 asthma, 3 HIV / AIDS, 2 cardiovascular disease, 2 immunosuppression, 1 chronic kidney failure and 1 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
 
Pérez Rico noted that only 10 percent of confirmed cases are hospitalized, and that so far they still have beds and respirators available for those who require it, but asked to keep their distance so as not to saturate health services.
 
He added that it is in Mexicali where there has been greater resistance to keeping their distance, since they continue to hold meetings and conglomerate, so he asked to heed the recommendations and avoid infecting third parties."
 
 
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The National Stats:

 ~ From Zeta: 04/04/20 

Ya van 79 muertos por Covid-19 en Mexico 



"Until the afternoon of this Saturday, April 4, in Mexico there have been 79 deaths from coronavirus, reported the Ministry of Health.
 
Sanitary authorities confirmed 1,890 cases, they said they are investigating 5,827 as suspects, while 9,467 have been ruled out.
 
In total, 17 thousand 184 people have been studied.
 
Three quarters of the cases have been registered in the last 14 days. The average age of sick people is 43 years. In 78 percent of cases the disease is mild.
 
Mexico has one of the highest prevalences of diabetes and three quarters of the population are overweight and obese, which puts the population at risk, said Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion.


He specified that it can not yet be assured that Mexico has made little progress in cases due to the health measures implemented since March 13 throughout the country.
 
The entities that register the most cases of COVID-19 are Mexico City, with 469; the State of Mexico, 180; Puebla, where there were 125, and Jalisco, with 120.
 
While the demarations with the highest incidence rate of contagions are Mexico City, where 5.2 cases are located for every 100,000 people; follow Quintana Roo with a rate of 4.35, in Aguascalientes the rate is 3.42; Tabasco and Yucatan follow, with 3.36 and 3.23.
 
The states with the most deaths are Mexico City, with 17; Sinaloa, where 10 people died; Jalisco, with six, while in Baja Califoirnia there have been five deaths from the virus.

The official recalled that in Mexico the population is exposed to getting COVID-19 because it has one of the highest prevalences of diabetes, while three quarters are overweight and obese. "That will weigh," he added.
 
He specified that it can not yet be assured that Mexico has made little progress in cases due to the health measures implemented since March 13 throughout the country.
 
Gatell-López reminded citizens that people with signs of COVID-19 who are not within the population with more risk factors should stay home to avoid saturating the medical centers.
 
GOVERNMENT CALLS DOCTORS
 
Alejandro Svarch Pérez, head of the Insabi National Medical Coordination, recalled that the call "Mexico against COVID-19", which seeks the recruitment of medical personnel, began today and aims to respond to the deficit of doctors in the country.
 
Zoé Robledo Aburto, Director General of the IMSS, specified that the staff contracts will last six months, which implies that the institutions will provide social insurance for the new workers, as well as their family, who will also have liability insurance.
"(The new staff) will be dedicated body and soul to attending to cases," he said, explaining that the training will be sectoral.
In addition, in the case of unionized workers of the IMSS, they will be given a union aid for death
Robledo Aburto and Svarch Pérez detailed that the contracted people will receive a month's payment in advance plus the per diem payment, considering that some doctors would come from other states;  

It will also be sought that the National Examination of Aspirants to Medical Residences recognize the commitment to the country they have, giving them an additional score.
 
Alejandro Svarch explained that the health authorities hope to hire 6,600 doctors and 12,300 nurses. Tomorrow will begin the process of review of applications, on April 6 will start the recruitment and it is expected that between April 7 and 9 to 20-30 percent of our deficit of doctors in the country will be hired, he said.
 
Between April 10 and 13 they will have 40 and 50 percent of the hiring, from 1 to 17 they will be from 70 to 75 percent, while from April 18 to 20 they will be 90 to 100 percent, he added.
The official recalled that the hospitals are already working on a "waterfall model", where specialized doctors train general practitioners, this to be prepared in case of not being able to hire all the necessary personnel through the call."

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Drug War Continues:

 19 executed this month so far in Tijuana, the YTD TIJ = 494 dead and YTD Statewide = 621 dead. I'll be back with Ensenada stats which are high, and a shootout between vehicles down the road on the Scenic Highway by BajaMar raised some eyebrows.


From Zeta : 04/04/20

Reportan Tijuana 5 homicidios, van 19 en abril 

"The State Security and Investigation Guard (GESI) reported that in the last few hours there have been five homicides in different parts of Tijuana. The number of murders so far in April has reached 19, and in the year at 494.
 
In the parking lot of Plaza Misión Soler, located in the El Soler subdivision, a man, between 35 and 40 years old, was shot to death in the torso. Five shells and a bullet were found at the scene.
 
Derived from an armed attack, one man died and another was wounded in events that occurred on Margarita Avenue and San Carlos Street in the Jardines de la Mesa neighborhood. The victims were identified as 29-year-old Felipe de Jesús Galaviz Ávila, who was declared lifeless at the site, after the impacts he received on the abdomen, while Salvador Delgadillo García, 32, was transferred to a hospital for attention. At the crime scene, 9 bushings and two vehicles with holes were counted.

A man who answered the name of Jesús Alfredo Ponce Jáuregui, 33, perished in the IMSS Hospital Number 20. The deceased entered the hospital a day earlier with gunshot wounds to the head, after being attacked in the Cumbres neighborhood.
 
On Cruz del Sur street, on the corner of Andrómeda, in the Sánchez Taboada neighborhood, a young man between 20 and 25 years old was attacked with two shots to the abdomen, and died instantly.
 
Finally, in the early morning hours of this Saturday, April 4, in a white Ford E-150 vehicle with California 8P44807 license plates on Purísima Street, in front of number 20567, Buenos Aires Sur neighborhood, a young man of 20 was found dead. to approximately 25 years. The victim was tied at the lower extremities with a white coated cable. A 9mm caliber shell and a bullet were found at the site.
 
With these crimes, the statewide homicide figure has reached 621 so far in 2020."

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Update/edit : 04/05/20

 The numbers increase:  TIJ YTD - 496 Homicides/Executions; Statewide YTD  - 666 Homicides/Executions:

Reportan dos muertos en Tijuana  

"Two executions on Saturday, April 4, were reported by the State Security and Investigation Guard (GESI) in Tijuana. The number of violent deaths reached 496 victims in 2020.
 
Late Saturday night, the emergency center was informed that in the Garden and Albacete streets of the Villas del Sol subdivision, the body of a male between 50 and 55 years old was found. The deceased had a head injury caused by a firearm projectile. A 7.72 × 39 caliber shell was found in the area
 
Later, inside a black Nissan Sentra vehicle with A37-NUF-8 border plates, the lifeless body of a man was found in the driver's seat. The victim, aged between 40 and 45, had a gunshot wound to the chest. Agents of the Processing group of the State Investigation Agency report that the events occurred in Ignacio Allende street in front of # 16558, Lomas de la Amistad neighborhood.
 
So far no people detained for the events are reported.
 
In Baja California, on Saturday, April 4, there were 5 executions, two in Tijuana, two in Rosarito and one in Mexicali, bringing the number of intentional homicides to 666 victims in 2020."

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So, it's still pretty dicey guys. Take Care Everyone.