Puerto Vallarta News

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

Mayor of Bahía de Banderas, Jalisco, tests positive for COVID-19

Jaime Cuevas Tello, Mayor of Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, metropolitan municipality of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, tested positive for coronavirus and remains in quarantine. Through his social networks, the Mayor, and also a doctor by profession, made the announcement of his diagnosis. “I share that since the weekend I started with a headache, fever, and cough,...
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Jalisco records its deadliest day from COVID-19

The State Health Secretariat of Jalisco reported the death of 58 people from COVID-19 in Jalisco today. It is the highest daily death toll so far in the pandemic in the State. The agency highlighted that all these deaths occurred in the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), which yesterday uploaded the data to the...
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Puerto Vallarta – Riviera Nayarit region gradually recovers air connectivity

Eleven commercial airlines both national and international gradually restarted operations in June, landing at the Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport and reconnecting the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit region with top cities in Mexico and the United States. This is how, after a four-month hiatus, the airlines are contributing to the economic and tourist reactivation of...
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250 death certificates in Puerto Vallarta indicate COVID as a cause of death

Despite the fact that in the official records of the State Government, until this Friday there were 130 deaths in Puerto Vallarta due to Covid-19. The Civil Registry in Puerto Vallarta highlights approximately 250 death certificates that have been issued mentioning COVID-19 as a cause of death. The head of the Municipal Civil Registry Office...
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Puerto Vallarta has low expectations for tourism over the next few months

Puerto Vallarta has low expectations for tourism in the coming months due to the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico, and around the world. Puerto Vallarta closed the month of July with an average occupation of more than 22%, according to data from the Municipal Tourism Office. The city’s low season for tourism typically lasts August until...
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Puerto Vallarta expects to register around 3,000 turtle nests this year

With the beginning of August, the season’s greatest arrival of sea turtles to the Puerto Vallarta coast begins, with the expectation of 3,000 turtle nests being registered this year. The number of turtle arrivals fluctuates year to year, and their presence on the Vallarta coast is of the utmost importance, and it demands care and...
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Puerto Vallarta’s Mayor assured tourists the city is safe after ambush

In recent years, Puerto Vallarta has distinguished itself as one of the safest cities in the country. It has always remained in the ‘top ten’ of the nation where people feel safe, according to the public surveys of Urban Public Security (ENSU) carried out by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). The Mayor...
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Mexico’s Independence Day celebrations in Puerto Vallarta cancelled

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico’s Independence Day celebrations, to be held in September, have been canceled in Puerto Vallarta. Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña issued a statement from the Jalisco Secretary of Health, Fernando Petersen Aranguren, in which they announced the celebrations would be canceled due to the current coronavirus pandemic. Dávalos Peña indicated that...
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Jalisco will weaken the COVID-19 ’emergency button’ response

The “Emergency Button”, which was designed to completely stop all non-essential activities, will be redesigned to only stop entertainment activities at night and on weekends, the governor announced. “The design is going to be rethought so that when we stop, it is without significantly affecting economic activity, but rather stopping social life and recreational activities...
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Puerto Vallarta reaches a new record of daily COVID-19 infections

On July 29, Puerto Vallarta recorded its highest single-day rate of COVID-19 infections since the beginning of the pandemic with 65 new cases. The previous record was 62 new daily cases on July 21. Less than 100 COVID-19 tests are processed daily, and only individuals with symptoms are tested. Currently, Puerto Vallarta’s positivity rate is...
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Jalisco to decide Thursday if non-essential businesses will close again

In the following 48 hours, the Government of Jalisco will analyze the indicators of the coronavirus pandemic in the state to meet next Thursday and take the decision to activate or not the so-called “emergency button” that would force to stop all non-essential activity for at least 14 days. The Governor of Jalisco announced that...
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In Puerto Vallarta, 57% of COVID-19 hospital beds occupied

As every week, Puerto Vallarta’s mayor, Arturo Dávalos Peña, participated in the security coordination table of the North Coast Region, where the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic was discussed. The conversation at the meeting included the number of beds that are available at public and private hospitals in the city, as well as the occupation...
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