January 26, 2021

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Mayor of Cayey: “The municipalities are going to have to decree the total closure this Christmas season”


That the central government decree a total closure given the alarming increase in positive cases of COVID-19, which have put the country on red alert, was the claim made this afternoon by the mayor of Cayey, Rolando Ortiz Velázquez.

Otherwise, the municipal executive assured, it will be the municipalities who would take control of the situation and decree the closure to prevent the spread of the virus.

“The municipalities are going to have to decree the total closure this Christmas season, with the required confinement. We could attend to the positive patients that arise in the Cayey area, but we receive patients from the entire region and for that there is no space in the hospitals “, he warned in written statements sent to the press.

According to data from Health Department, Puerto Rico broke the daily record for confirmed COVID-19 cases today by adding 1,350 new results. In addition, last Saturday the archipelago surpassed the tragic figure of 1,000 deaths from the disease.

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In addition, Ortiz Velázquez pointed out that his greatest concern is that the call for control by the Secretary of Health, Lorenzo González Feliciano, does not affect the desired effect.

“The causes of the cases and everyone knows it, are family and community meetings and the so-called chinchorreo”, projection.

The epidemiological team of the Municipality of Cayey detected and treated eight outbreaks of positive cases for COVID-19: seven that arose in October and one in early November.

Precisely today afternoon, the representative for Carolina Javier Aponte Dalmau reported that he tested positive for the new coronavirus.



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