Coronavirus in Acapulco: daily figures of Covid-19 define actions to be taken
As of today, Acapulco, the epicenter of the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic in the state of Guerrero, accumulated 11,605 positive cases, 209 active infections, 1,169 suspects, and 1,287 deaths. The figures of Covid-19 infections in Acapulco are monitored daily in order to determine the new actions to be taken in view of the coronavirus contingency.
During the weekends when tourists arrive in Acapulco, special attention is given to tourist areas such as Coastal Avenue, Puerto Marques, and in the tourist centers. The unit Municipal Health is in charge of monitoring daily the numbers of Covid-19 infections in Acapulco, in order to continue implementing actions to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Acapulco is experiencing an upsurge of coronavirus infections after the end of the year vacations when it expanded its occupation to 70 percent as a boost to tourism reactivation. A situation that contrasts with that of Cancun, according to the latest records, where many hotels extended their capacity to 80 percent for the December festivities, without the contagion skyrocketing.
The Secretary of Health in Guerrero, Carlos de la Peña Pintos, indicated that during the first 10 days of January 139 people died from Covid-19, an average of 15 deaths per day. For its part, Quintana Roo registered 72 new infections and one death from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours (Hoteliers in Cancun will buy 500,000 vaccines for their staff).
For the holiday period, the municipalities of Acapulco, Chilpancingo, and Zihuatanejo switched to yellow at the health signal so they could increase the capacity to 70 percent in restaurants and hotels.
This step was taken despite the fact that in Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Puebla, and Morelos went back to red due to the increase in cases and hospital occupation. These four states are where most of the tourists visiting Guerrero come from.
During the end of the year celebrations, the highest level of hotel occupation in Acapulco was 50 percent, representing the visit of 600 thousand tourists during the whole vacation season.
The State of Guerrero (where Acapulco is located) exceeded 2,800 deaths from coronavirus with 16 new deaths in the last 24 hours. In its website dedicated to the pandemic, the federal Health Secretariat detailed that the state closed this Wednesday with 2,814 accumulated deaths. Likewise, the entity registered 27 thousand 307 confirmed accumulated cases, of which 481 are active.
Three thousand 711 suspicious infections of the disease were also reported, 20 thousand 836 patients recovered and 22 thousand 414 people tested negative for the virus. Acapulco, the epicenter of the pandemic in the state, accumulated 11,605 positive cases, 209 active infections, 1,169 suspects, and 1,287 deaths.
Coronavirus among hotel employees in Acapulco
The president of the Acapulco Association of Hotels and Tourist Companies (AHETA), Alejandro Dominguez, said that some hospitals have reported workers who have fallen ill with the Covid-19 coronavirus, but he considered these to be "isolated" cases. Monitoring has been done in the hospices "and there is not a strong outbreak as one might expect.
The first Covid-19 vaccines arrive
On board of a Mexican Air Force aircraft, the first shipment of anti-covid vaccines arrived in Chilpancingo to be applied to Medical personnel who are on the front line of the fight against the pandemic.
Vaccines have arrived on the aircraft and will be given to 2,410 workers of the Ministry of Health who are attending the covid areas, as well as personnel from the ISSSTE, Social Security, and the Armed Forces who are attending patients with this disease within the state.
In the next few days, new shipments of vaccines will arrive to give them to people who are in the second level of care around the covid and then to the rest of the health workers. Subsequently, the vaccination of the general population will begin and will be carried out by considering the elderly first.