Coronavirus in Puerto Vallarta: current status report, cases and deaths

06/07/2021

The Governor of the State of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, affirmed this Monday that in Jalisco there has been an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections as well as hospitalizations, among the municipalities with the highest number of cases. For this reason, specific measures will be taken in this destination, only to reinforce the sanitary dispositions in force since there is no intention to take additional restriction measures.

The increase has been 62 percent in the number of active cases and 17 in hospitalizations, also exceeding 5 percent of positivity as it has not happened for several weeks. In view of this and the presence in the state of the Delta de la India variant, which is more contagious, the governor asked Jalisco residents not to lower their guard, to continue using masks, to take shelter in case of symptoms, and to get tested.

In his message, he ruled out the implementation of additional measures, but warned businesses, especially bars and nightclubs, that if they do not comply with health protocols, they will be permanently closed. Many people who were due for their vaccination were not vaccinated. Population groups such as those between 50 and 60 years of age, barely reached 50 percent of this population group.

Alert for the arrival of Delta variant in Jalisco

Due to the confirmed arrival of the Delta variant of the new coronavirus in Jalisco, the State Government plans to reinforce the strategy against COVID-19 with more tests, restructuring of vaccination, and supervision of measures in bars and night clubs. The Secretariat of Health of Jalisco (SSJ) announced that the first infection with this variant was detected in a 33-year-old traveler patient, resident of Zapopan, who arrived in Mexico from India on April 18, 2021.

The transmissibility rate, that is, the contagiousness of the virus in its original form, is 2.5; the Delta rate is 8. In the last month, the number of active cases (people who can become infected) increased 62%, from 779 to 1,264. The number of tests will be reinforced to carry out epidemiological tracking and search.

Vaccination registration opened for people over 18 years of age

Yesterday the registration for those over 18 years old to receive the vaccine against COVID-19 in Jalisco was opened. Those interested must enter their CURP, residence, and contact information in the My Vaccine platform. The immunization of those over 30 years of age starts today. Jalisco citizens between 50 and 59 years of age failed to receive the vaccination call. The governor informed yesterday that only 50% of the people in this sector went to receive the immunization.

Currently, only 42% of the population in the State are immune to COVID-19, either because they were inoculated or because they recovered from the virus, said the state governor in a press conference. The most infected age group is young people, so they should be tested if they have symptoms. Regarding the increase of contagions due to crowds, he pointed out that "if people and businesses do not help us to comply with the established rules, we will not allow this problem to get out of control again".

All the massive events that are scheduled will be evaluated by the health board and the permitted capacities will be defined, particularly in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara.

Héctor Raúl Pérez Gómez, from the Health Situation Room by COVID-19 of the University of Guadalajara, said "in Mexico between 50 and 60% of the population is still susceptible to the virus. Most of the new cases in the world and Mexico are turning out to be in young people between 20 and 40 years of age: the unvaccinated population. And, with respect to natural immunity, who contracted the virus, only 25% of the Mexican population has it," he added.