Jalisco crime status. The governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, said that there has been a drop in the incidence of crime in the state and that this should be applauded because it shows that progress is being made in guaranteeing the safety and well-being of citizens. “After three years, what we can say is that the safety results are very important, although they are not enough. After many years, we have managed to bring the state below the national average for all crimes, including homicide. It is a sign that progress is being made.” Head of the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) Luis Cresencio Sandoval confirmed that there has been a decrease in intentional homicide in Jalisco, which is complemented by a decrease in criminal activity. He also pointed out that most of the cases are concentrated in eight municipalities.
Booster dose. Deputy Minister of Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo López-Gatell announced that the booster vaccination campaign would begin today in six states, with adults over 60 receiving an extra dose. “The additional dose that makes up the booster can be with other vaccines or with the vaccine that was originally used. People 60 years and older who were vaccinated before June 2021 will be boosted with a dose of AstraZeneca,” López-Gatell announced. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, Jorge Alcocer, José Rafael Ojeda, Luis Rodríguez Bucio, and Luis Cresencio Sandoval received their dose of AstraZeneca after launching the booster vaccination campaign.
COVID-19. López-Gatell reported that there has been a reduction in COVID-19 cases, calling it an achievement since weeks before cases had been on the rise. In addition, he reported that hospitalizations and reports of serious cases were also declining. “We opened the week lower again, which is encouraging because we had two consecutive weeks of an increase, but it did not materialize in a general trend for a fourth wave. We continue to decline; 0.4 percent are active cases,” López-Gatell said.
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