Puerto Vallarta News

Local News from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by PVDN, the leading English news source serving the expat community and tourists in Vallarta.

Hospitalizations and COVID-19 infections decrease in Jalisco

With the decrease in the number of hospitalized patients and COVID-19 infections per million inhabitants, the Government of Jalisco ruled out applying the “emergency button” to resume restrictive measures of activities. According to what was published by the governor on social networks, as of Saturday, there were 619 people hospitalized by the virus, which represents...
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Jalisco reports stabilization of COVID-19 cases, urges public to remain vigilant

Almost two months ago, the COVID-19 Situation Room of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) projected that the peak of the pandemic would reach Jalisco on September 14. It estimated 88,432 cases. However, until yesterday they only added 60,509. Jorge Hernández, a member of the Chamber, stressed that although there is a stabilization, with between four...
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Child Sex trafficking: The double face of Puerto Vallarta

The recent case of a minor who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a Puerto Vallarta official has increased concern about the trafficking networks and child prostitution in the city due to the ineffectiveness of the authorities. In Puerto Vallarta, there are local networks dedicated to the sexual exploitation of children that, together with...
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Torrential rains caused landslides in Puerto Vallarta

Due to the torrential rains registered over the last several days in Puerto Vallarta, landslides have been registered on the roads that lead to the city. The most recent landslide occurred this morning in the Talpa de Allende-Mascota section, where a large amount of stones and mud partially blocked the road. According to data from...
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Cuale Cultural Center in Puerto Vallarta is Reopening with Free Workshops

Puerto Vallarta prepares to open artistic workshops offered by the municipal government, through the Vallarta Institute of Culture (IVC), based at the Cuale Cultural Center. The 13 workshops will be offered free of charge, with the exception of material costs, at the cultural center during the months of September to December. The director of the...
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Puerto Vallarta reports 221 new cases of COVID-19 this week, increased number of active cases

Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported 5,974 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infections and 673 additional fatalities, bringing the total to 591,712 cases and 63,819 deaths. In the past week, Puerto Vallarta has reported 221 new cases of COVID-19, compared to 267 the previous week, that represents a 20% decline this week. There are...
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Jalisco forecasts 18,000 cases of dengue this year

According to projections by the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ), more than 16,000 new cases of dengue could be added to the current 1,751 cases during the last four months of 2020, which would create a new record of infections in the State. Carlos Armando Ruíz Esparza Macías, director of Prevention and Health Promotion, reported that...
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Program in Puerto Vallarta seeks to stop COVID-19 spread in 50-days

Through the campaign “Put a stop to contagion!”, which promotes the use of face masks for at least 50 days, the Employers’ Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) will deliver face masks in the most vulnerable neighborhoods of Puerto Vallarta to be able to return to everyday life as soon as possible. In an effective...
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Puerto Vallarta records new daily record of COVID-19 infections

On Tuesday, August 18, Puerto Vallara recorded 81 new COVID-19 infections, the highest number of daily infections reported since the beginning of the pandemic. The previous daily record was set on July 29 with 65 new cases recorded in a single day. To date, less than 1% of the city population has been tested for...
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Jalisco reports 702 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths

The Jalisco Health Secretariat registered 702 new coronavirus infections today, bringing the total to 41,899 confirmed cases accumulate throughout the State. In addition, the Secretariat also reported 17 new deaths with a total of 2,053 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. To date, 123 of the 125 municipalities of Jalisco have confirmed cases; and...
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4.8 earthquake recorded off the coast of Puerto Vallarta

Tuesday afternoon an earthquake of magnitude 4.8 was registered off the southeast coast of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. The National Seismological Service (SSN) reported that the earthquake originated at 3:51:22 pm with a latitude of 19.34, a longitude of -108.55, and a depth of 10 km. Authorities do not report damage in Puerto Vallarta and its...
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COVID-19 positivity rate in Puerto Vallarta lowers for second week

The positivity rate for coronavirus testing at the Diagnostic Center of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) in Puerto Vallarta has decreased for the second consecutive week, according to Dr. Jesús Aarón Curiel Beltrán, who oversees the center. In his weekly report, the doctor released the figures that have been generated with respect to the tests...
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