Coronavirus in Mexico; August 7, 2021 Report

The Ministry of Health ( SSa ) reported that as of August 7 there are already 244,248 confirmed deaths in Mexico from the new coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as 2,964,244 accumulated cases. In the last 24 hours, there were 515 deaths and 20,018 new infections.

On August 5, 988,155 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were injected. In total, 70,808,386 vaccines have been applied throughout the country.

In Mexico, 56% of the adult population has been vaccinated and the entities that report the greatest progress in immunization are Mexico City, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Quintana Roo, and Sinaloa, with more than 76% of their population vaccinated.

COVID-19 in Puerto Vallarta

On Saturday, August 7, 2021, Puerto Vallarta recorded 256 infections in a single day, and 4 more people from our community have died. There have been a total of 15,140 infections and 560 deaths in Puerto Vallarta since the beginning of the pandemic. There has been a total of 1,635 reported cases in the past seven days, compared to 1,949 cases in the seven days prior, for a decrease of 16% compared to the previous seven-day period.

Hospital Occupancy in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Naval Hospital is reporting 32% 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 0% occupancy, which is suspected to be incorrect reporting, yesterday ISSSTE reported 100% occupancy and fails to report to the federal registry on a regular basis. These occupancy rates are only in beds designated for the care of COVID-19, not complete hospital care. All four public hospitals in Puerto Vallarta are reporting no available ventilators for the care of the most critical patients in Puerto Vallarta.

Jalisco returns to ‘red’ level, maximum risk of contagion

The Ministry of Health (SSa) in Mexico updated the Epidemiological Traffic Light of coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) this Friday, which will be in force from August 9 to 22.

Through the official website, the Government of Mexico indicated that the country will be colored as follows:

In the color “red” (maximum risk of contagion) there will be seven states: Mexico City, Nuevo León, Jalisco, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Colima and Nayarit. Read full story

  • Tropical Storm Celia continues to intensify: Heavy rains in Jalisco and Nayarit Tropical Storm Celia continues to intensify off the Mexican Pacific coast and is likely to become a Category 1 hurricane between Friday and Saturday. According to information from the National Meteorological Service, the cyclone is currently located 395 km south-southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, and 430 km south of Playa Pérula, in Jalisco. Maximum sustained winds…
  • Two new suspected cases of monkeypox identified in Puerto Vallarta As part of the results of the active epidemiological surveillance actions implemented by the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) in all the state’s medical units, three new suspected cases of monkeypox were identified. The patients are currently in home isolation for 21 days and will be given epidemiological follow-up. Tests were taken and sent to the…
  • COVID-19 cases in Mexico double over the past week The Ministry of Health (Ssa) updated the most recent figures for COVID-19 in Mexico. Through the General Directorate of Epidemiology, it shared the Daily Technical Report of COVID-19 corresponding to Saturday, June 25. Until the information cutoff at 5:00 p.m., 5,956,732 cases and 325,576 total deaths were confirmed since the health contingency began in the…
  • 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…
  • Mexico fails air safety assessment; maintains Category 2 After more than a year since the United States downgraded air safety in Mexico to Category 2, the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transportation ( SICT ) reported this Thursday that it will continue as category 2 for at least a few more months. Through a statement, the agency noted that from June 13 to…

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