Mexico records biggest day of COVID-19 infections since the beginning of the pandemic

Mexico recorded the highest number of daily COVID-19 infections since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Ministry of Health (SSa) reported that until this Wednesday, August 11, 3,020,596 cases of accumulated infections of coronavirus ( COVID-19) have been registered. In addition, since the beginning of the epidemic, Mexico has suffered 246,203 deaths from the disease.

This represents an increase of 22,711 infected in the last 24 hours, as well as 727 deaths.

This number of infected is the highest peak since the pandemic arrived in the country, surpassing the 22,339 registered on January 21, during the so-called “second wave”.

The entities with the highest number of active cases of SARS-CoV-2 in descending order are: Mexico City, State of Mexico, Nuevo León, Jalisco, Veracruz, Tabasco, San Luis Potosí, Guerrero, Puebla, Guanajuato, and Nayarit, which together 96% of these cases are concentrated in another 15 entities in the country.

COVID-19 in Puerto Vallarta

On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, Puerto Vallarta recorded 189 infections in a single day, and Puerto Vallarta lost 13 more people to COVID-19 in the past day. There have been a total of 15,887 infections and 585 deaths in Puerto Vallarta since the beginning of the pandemic. There has been a total of 1,506 reported cases in the past seven days, compared to 1,824 cases in the seven days prior, for a decrease of 16% 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 33% 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 85% occupancy after adding new beds to their COVID-19 unit on Monday. ISSSTE is reporting 100% occupancy. 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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