Tijuana tops 1,100 COVID-19 cases


This unidentified man is wheeled into a hospital in Tijuana with COVID-19 symptoms. (Courtesy: TIJUANA MEDICAL COLLEGE)

TIJUANA, Mexico (Border Report) — As of Thursday afternoon, 1,102 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Tijuana, just south of San Diego.

Twenty percent of the people infected by the virus, 222, have died.

According to the state’s Secretary of Health, Alonso Perez, residents between the ages of 30 and 34 are the most affected while those over the age of 65 have a higher chance of dying.

The city of Tijuana has one of the highest number of cases in all of Mexico and ranks second in deaths behind Mexico City, which has 600.

Projections indicate the city of Tijuana will reach its peak in infections by the middle of next week.

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