Coronavirus in Mexico; August 8, 2021 Report

The Ministry of Health ( SSa ) released the most recent data on the coronavirus epidemic in Mexico. Through a daily statement, it reported that this Sunday, August 8, 172 deaths and 7,573 new cases of COVID-19 were registered in the country. Sundays and Mondays are typically underreported due to many health centers not submitting their daily reports over the weekend.

Worldwide, confirmed COVID-19 infections as of August 6 total 200,840,180. In addition, the global fatality rate stood at 2.1%, as the coronavirus pandemic has caused the death of 4,265,903 people.

In the latest update of the COVID-19 traffic light, the agency led by Jorge Alcocer reported that as of this Monday 9 and until August 22, only one entity is in green, nine in yellow, 15 in orange, and seven in red.

Located in red : Mexico City, Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Guerrero and Sinaloa; in orange : Baja California Sur, Durango, State of Mexico, Hidalgo, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Zacatecas; in yellow : Aguascalientes, Baja California, Campeche, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Guanajuato, Morelos, Tabasco and Yucatán; in green : Chiapas.

COVID-19 in Puerto Vallarta

On Sunday, August 8, 2021, Puerto Vallarta recorded 193 infections in a single day, and three more people from our community have died. There have been a total of 15,333 infections and 563 deaths in Puerto Vallarta since the beginning of the pandemic. There has been a total of 1,592 reported cases in the past seven days, compared to 2,017 cases in the seven days prior, for a decrease of 21% compared to the previous seven-day period.

Hospital Occupancy in Puerto Vallarta

Two public hospitals in Puerto Vallarta are at 100% occupancy.

Puerto Vallarta Naval Hospital is reporting 37% 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 84% 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 public hospitals in Puerto Vallarta are reporting no available ventilators for the care of the most critical patients in Puerto Vallarta.

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