Puerto Vallarta News

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

Jalisco reaches a new record of confirmed cases of COVID-19

For the third time in less than a week, Jalisco broke its own record of confirmed COVID-19 cases. This Monday it reported 1,847 new infections, the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic last March, according to figures released by the Jalisco Health Secretariat. Just on Saturday, it had registered its last maximum, with...
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Mexico’s Navy takes over control of security in Puerto Vallarta

As of this Monday, a new security plan in Puerto Vallarta led by the Secretary of the Navy began. In a statement, the Government of Jalisco said that this new strategy has the objective of strengthening security in the municipality of Puerto Vallarta, where the former Governor of Jalisco, Aristóteles Sandoval, was assassinated last December....
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Jalisco faces a pandemic with hospitals and funeral homes overrun

The hospitals, funeral homes, and crematorium services of Jalisco are overwhelmed by the wave of infections and deaths in the last four weeks, which contrasts with the successful containment that the State had had in 2020. Since the beginning of 2021, Jalisco residents have seen the daily records of new infections, hospitalizations, and deaths due...
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Jalisco and nine more states return to red warning for COVID-19

As of January 18, the risk level of the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico returns to the maximum level of risk in 10 entities, including Jalisco. “If the epidemic is growing, the number of states that increase their risk will also grow,” said Dr. Ricardo Cortés, undersecretary for health promotion of the federal government, announcing the...
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New measures announced in Jalisco due to coronavirus until January 31

The Jalisco State Health Board announced the new State measures in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus contagion crisis that will run from Saturday, January 16 to Sunday, January 31. The governor of Jalisco announced the measures: first, there is no return for face-to-face classes, until further notice; face-to-face work activities that can be performed...
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Jalisco will consider new COVID-19 restrictions on Friday

This Friday the health and economic reactivation boards will meet in Jalisco and the steps to be followed in the entity will be announced regarding Covid-19 infections. NEW RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED – READ STORY HERE This, in the midst of a new record, reached on January 13 with 1,700 new cases to reach 160,831...
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Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas prepare for COVID-19 vaccination

The long awaited day is coming. Municipal authorities of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco and Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit are preparing for the application of the vaccine against COVID-19 in health personnel who have been treating the coronavirus pandemic for almost a year. In the case of Puerto Vallarta, members of the municipal government met with personnel...
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COVID-19 testing in Puerto Vallarta decrease; positivity rate increases

At the beginning of the year, the number of tests carried out at the COVID-19 Diagnostic Center of the University of Guadalajara in Puerto Vallarta decreased, however, their positivity increased by 12 percentage points. Coordinator and person in charge of the laboratory located at the University Center of the Coast, Dr. Jesús Aarón Curiel Beltrán,...
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Four more flights from Puerto Vallarta to Canada detect COVID-19 onboard

In the first week of the new year, more than 50 flights that passed through the Calgary airport have been confirmed to have carried passengers with COVID-19, four of which were flights from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The federal government is reporting that Calgary’s airport received 35 international flights with cases of the virus between Jan....
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Jalisco leads the country in Dengue cases

Jalisco closed 2020 as the state with the highest number of cases and deaths from dengue in Mexico. 2020 was the second year with the most dengue infections in Jalisco, although there was a decrease compared to 2019, when all historical records were exceeded. According to the weekly epidemiological surveillance report of the federal Ministry...
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Jalisco reaches record numbers in COVID-19 infections as it lifts restrictions

This Friday, the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 was reported in Jalisco, with 120 new deaths, bringing the virus victims to 6,425 since the pandemic was recorded in the State, on March 23, 2020, the Secretariat of Jalisco Health reported. In addition, the number of new infections broke the record that was reported on...
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Vallarta hospital reaches 100% occupancy, doubling COVID-19 patients in four days

The Regional Hospital of Puerto Vallarta of the Ministry of Health is at 100 percent occupation of general beds. Within the last few days, the number of patients have doubled, being only 49 percent occupied on Thursday. Beds with ventilators available reached 60 percent occupancy, and the General Hospital of Zone 42 of the IMSS...
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