Coronavirus in Mexico; August 5, 2021 Report

The Ministry of Health ( SSa ) in Mexico reported that as of August 5 there are already 243,165 confirmed deaths in Mexico from the new coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as 2,922,663 accumulated cases.

In the last 24 hours, there were 618 deaths and 21,569 new infections, reaching a new record of infections.

Mexico City and Tabasco are the entities with the highest number of estimated active cases, those being people who have been infected in the past 14-days. At the national level, 138,096 active cases are estimated in Mexico.

On August 4, there were 975,304 doses of COVID-19 vaccines applied. In total, 69,820,231 vaccines have been applied throughout the country.

COVID-19 in Puerto Vallarta

On Thursday, August 5, 2021, Puerto Vallarta recorded 246 infections in a single day, and 20 more people from our community have died. There have been a total of 14,627 infections and 551 deaths in Puerto Vallarta since the beginning of the pandemic. There has been a total of 1,778 reported cases in the past seven days, compared to 1,935 cases in the seven days prior, for a decrease of 8% compared to the previous seven-day period. This is the third consecutive day that the current 7-day trend shows a decline compared to the previous 7-days.

Hospital Occupancy in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Naval Hospital is reporting 18% occupancy of beds for treating COVID-19 patients. The local IMSS Hospital is reporting 100% occupancy in COVID-19 beds, and the Regional Hospital in Puerto Vallarta is reporting 89% occupancy after adding new beds to their COVID-19 unit on Monday. ISSSTE is reporting 100% occupancy. These occupancy rates are only in beds designated for the care of COVID-19, not complete hospital care. All four hospitals are at 100% occupancy for beds with ventilators.

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  • United States includes the Mascota-Vallarta highway on its alert list After the United States government included 30 of the 32 states of Mexico in its travel alert, the American Embassy also calls not to drive on certain highways of the country, among which is State 544, which leads from the municipality of Mascota to Puerto Vallarta. In its most recent travel alert, published on June…
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