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In Mexico, only one out of ten people with COVID-19 symptoms are tested. The Federal Statistics only include the public hospital system, coronavirus cases detected in private hospitals and laboratories are not reported by the Federal Government. The government acknowledges that the pandemic is more wide-spread than reported due to a lack of testing available in the country. Mexico remains one of the lowest testing countries in the world. A lack of confirmed cases should not allow tourists or residents to let down their guard. Please wear a mask and social distance.

Coronavirus in Mexico News Updates

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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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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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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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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In recent weeks, the COVID-19 epidemic in Mexico has increased its rate of transmission. The slope of the contagion curve becomes more and more vertical and, consequently, there is less availability of hospital beds to care for patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Since February 28, the day the first case of coronavirus was registered...
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Mexico plans to begin inoculating health workers against COVID-19 on Thursday with the arrival of the first vaccines, as the government battles a sharp surge in infections that has pushed hospitals to their limits. Vaccinations will begin at hospitals in Mexico City and the northern city of Saltillo, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on...
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Eight flights either departing or arriving in B.C. have been added to the COVID-19 exposure list late Tuesday, including an arrival from Puerto Vallarta. Those flights carrying a confirmed case of COVID-19 include: • Dec. 9: KLM 681, Amsterdam to Vancouver, Rows 6-9. • Dec. 9: WestJet 3320, Vancouver to Kelowna, Rows 15-19. • Dec....
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The State Government announced the application of new lockdowns in Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta to slow the spread of Coronavirus. At the health and economic reactivation meeting, it was established that from December 25 to January 10 there will be a new partial closure of non-essential businesses. Unlike the previous emergency button, decreed at the...
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This Saturday, more than a thousand new infections by COVID-19 were reported for the second time in Jalisco with a new record of 1,158 cases in a single day, bringing the total to 131,250 infections. Friday also added just over 1,000 new cases. The government acknowledges the number of infections is likely much greater than...
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According to the federal platform, over the weekend, the Puerto Vallarta Regional Hospital reported 100% occupancy in general hospital beds. The governor reported that the positivity rate reached 43.6% and that there are 76 municipalities at high risk, including Puerto Vallarta. The General Hospital 7 in Lagos de Moreno, the Real San José Hospital and...
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Mexico has become the fourth country to approve emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, following authorization from health regulator Cofepris, a health official said on Friday. “Cofepris has granted emergency authorization to the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine,” deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell told a news conference, referring to Pfizer’s German partner. “This is cause… for...
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Mexico’s coronavirus spokesman said Thursday the country’s median age of death from COVID-19 was a shockingly young 55, as compared to an average of 75 in many European countries. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell said that nonetheless, Mexico’s future coronavirus vaccination program would target the oldest Mexicans first. López-Gatell said the country’s high rates of...
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Faced with the possibility of the so-called trinomial: Covid-dengue-influenza infection, the Jalisco Ministry of Health (SSJ) calls not to lower our guard this winter season. The temperature in Puerto Vallarta continues to be conducive to the development of the dengue-transmitting fly (Aedes aegypti), as well as changes in the weather that can cause acute respiratory...
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Jalisco reached its maximum record in hospitalizations for COVID-19 this Wednesday, according to statistics from the Radar Jalisco strategy, presented daily on its web platform. According to the figures, on November 9, there were 937 people hospitalized in the State; the figure had not been so high since last July 27, when 907 hospitalizations from...
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The Government of Canada has reported that, during the month of November, the Calgary International Airport received a total of 16 international flights with passengers who tested positive for Covid, including three flights from Puerto Vallarta. The authorities issued the list with the affected flights, even detailing the seat rows in which the passengers with...
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