It is imperative to reinforce preventive measures after confirmation of a new strain of COVID-19

CITY VICTORIA, Tamaulipas.- The Secretary of Health of Tamaulipas, Gloria Molina Gamboa described as a "prevailing need" to sensitize the population to avoid mobility and reinforce health security measures, since the new strain of British COVID-19 is among a 50 and 70 percent more contagious than the original.

He reiterated his call to stay home as long as possible, wear face masks in all public spaces, keep a distance of 2 meters or more with other people, wash hands more than 20 times a day and apply alcohol gel frequently.

"In Tamaulipas we are prepared to face the variant of SARS-COV2, however we must continue to take care of ourselves and attend to all the recommendations that we issue to the population," said the also specialist in epidemiology

The head of the SST reported that during the day this Monday 218 new cases of coronavirus and 06 deaths were confirmed; With them the official figure in the state is 42,712 accumulated positives, of which 36,301 have recovered and 3,466 have died.

The new cases were registered in the following municipalities:

While deaths correspond to:

Molina Gamboa stressed that although only the case of one international traveler has been detected, it is extremely important to strengthen preventive measures, since in addition to the increase in COVID-19 expected after the end of the year holidays, an upturn in infections is expected, deaths and hospital occupation when circulating the new variant.

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