Mexico records most COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, for second consecutive day

The Ministry of Health (SSa) reported that until this Thursday, August 12, 3,045,571 cases of accumulated infections of coronavirus ( COVID-19) have been registered. In addition, since the beginning of the epidemic, Mexico has suffered 246,811 deaths from the disease.

This represents that there was an increase of 24,975 infected in the last 24 hours, as well as 608 deaths.

With this number of infected, the record of cases registered in one day was broken again, which was 22,711 set yesterday; before that, it was on January 21, during the second wave with 22,339.

According to the daily report, as of today, there are an estimated 133,780 active cases of the disease in the country; that is, patients who began to present symptoms in the last 14 days (July 30 to August 12, 2021).

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.

COVID-19 in Puerto Vallarta

On Thursday, August 12, 2021, Puerto Vallarta recorded 175 infections in a single day, and Puerto Vallarta lost 5 more people to COVID-19 in the past day. There have been a total of 16,062 infections and 590 deaths in Puerto Vallarta since the beginning of the pandemic. There has been a total of 1,435 reported cases in the past seven days, compared to 1,778 cases in the seven days prior, for a decrease of 19% 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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