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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  • 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…
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