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 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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Despite activating the ‘Emergency Button’, COVID-19 in Jalisco isn’t slowing

The application of the new version of the emergency button with restrictive measures to prevent COVID-19 infections in Jalisco has not yet reflected in the reduction of cases and hospital occupancy. The governor of Jalisco reported, via social networks, that the occupation in general hospitals beds for people affected by the virus increased to 40.7%;...
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Lifeless body found floating off the beaches of Puerto Vallarta

The lifeless body of a person was taken from the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, it’s still unknown how the unidentified person died or how he ended in the Bay of Banderas. The discovery occurred around 4:00 p.m. in the Conchas Chinas area, when tourists observed a body floating in the sea in the distance. Lifeguards...
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Boat sinks with almost 60 tourists in Puerto Vallarta

Friday morning, a tourist boat sank in Puerto Vallarta with almost 60 people on board, all rescued without any injury, reported the Jalisco State Civil Protection and Firefighters Unit (UEPCBJ). At 11:43 am, the Kanuha catamaran picked up 55 passengers from Quimixto beach along with two crew members, with Juan Pablo Urrutia as captain. About...
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Young man vacations in Puerto Vallarta while knowingly infected with COVID-19, ends in hospital

A 26-year-old man was treated by Civil Protection elements on Playa Los Muertos, in Puerto Vallarta, with symptoms of COVID-19. While walking along Playa Los Muertos, the young man had trouble breathing, so they requested medical attention. The man, originally from Puebla and identified as José Manuel, explained that three days before traveling he was...
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Authorities will monitor the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta to avoid crowds over New Year’s holiday

In order to avoid crowds, Civil Protection and Firefighter personnel will carry out operations around the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta during December 31, since there will be no New Year celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Adrián Bobadilla García, head of the municipal agency, reminded people that the municipal government will not hold any events...
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Puerto Vallarta hospital at 100% occupancy with COVID-19 patience – state reaches 65% positivity rate

Public and private hospitals in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area (ZMG) and in the interior of the state during Christmas Eve treated more than a thousand patients hospitalized for symptoms of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, coronavirus, Sars-CoV-2. In Jalisco, the positivity rate, that is, the risk of acquiring the virus is high, reaching 65%, while statewide,...
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Jalisco receives Christmas with the second activation of the ‘Emergency Button’ due to Covid-19 spread

This Christmas was welcomed in Jalisco with the activation of the so-called ‘Emergency Button’ and the tightening of health protocols to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. On December 21, the governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, surprised the public with the announcement that this emergency plan would be activated for the second time...
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Survey Ranks Puerto Vallarta as the Best Leisure Destination

According to a Global Traveler survey, carried out by the magazine and site specialized in tourism, it announced that Puerto Vallarta was named the Best Leisure Destination in Mexico. According to the most recent survey made by the readers of the site, it is based on the destination’s offer for the whole family, its extensive...
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Puerto Vallarta launches online tourist guide with promotions and coupons

Facing the arrival of the end of the year season, the Public Trust for Tourism Promotion and Advertising of Puerto Vallarta, launched its new website with the aim of being an official tourist guide for visitors arriving at the destination, which provides relevant information on activities and places to visit. The new website will provide...
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