Two young women test positive for COVID-19 in Juarez


JUAREZ, Mexico (KTSM) — Chihuahua state health authorities on Saturday reported three new cases of COVID-19, including two young Juarez women who recently returned from Spain.

The Secretary of Health of the State of Chihuahua confirmed the cases, which brings the total number of cases in the state to five — four of those cases are in Juarez.

The two women are 19 and 21 and are in isolation at home and health authorities in Juarez say their outlooks are good.

Authorities also said a third case was confirmed in Chihuahua City on Saturday, a 47-year-old man with recent travel to California. He is stable and is isolating at home.

The Ministry of Health tells KTSM’s Juarez newsroom that as of 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, they have two pending suspicious cases in Juarez.

To date, they have tested 23 people in the state of Chihuahua, 18 of those were negative and 5 (including the man from Chihuahua City) were positive.

The Ministry of Health is urging Juarenses to follow preventative measures, practice hand washing, reduce personal contact through handshaking or kissing, sneeze into the crook of your elbow and frequently disinfect surfaces. They’re also encouraging social distancing and telling residents to avoid leaving their homes unless necessary.

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