Hospitalizations derived from the SARS-CoV2 infection that generates the Covid 19 disease in Puerto Vallarta are minimal, emphasizes the Jalisco Ministry of Health.
According to Jaime Alvarez Zayas, director of the Eighth Sanitary Region of the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ), there are only a few people hospitalized due to this virus in the hospitals of the state health network, which have already been hospitalized for weeks.
"We have 2 to 3 percent positivity since there are only four patients who have been in the regional hospital for several weeks, but there have been no new admissions," said the physician.
At least one week has passed in which no new hospitalizations have been recorded, which reflects that the infection curve and the severity of the disease are decreasing steadily.
However, Mr. Alvarez Zayas called on the population not to lower their guard and to maintain biosecurity measures, such as the correct use of masks, keeping a healthy distance, and avoiding crowds.
No massive contagion of COVID-19 in the hotel industry
Alvaro Garciarce Monraz, president of the Puerto Vallarta Hotel and Motel Association, informed that there has not been a massive contagion within the hotel industry, but at the first symptom of COVID-19 by employees or tourists, the corresponding protocols are activated. The hotel entrepreneur commented that at the first symptom, employees have been given the flexibility to take shelter at home. Likewise, all internal protocols continue to be reinforced, which in some way have not been neglected since 2020.
"Puerto Vallarta as any municipality worldwide is exposed to this situation, but what prevails the most is to safeguard the health of our collaborators". He said that there are no massive contagions within the hotel industry and there is no serious problem due to this issue. On the other hand, there has been no need to hire temporary personnel due to the people who are infected, but what is being done is that with the active staff, which is currently available, the operations have been carried out.
"We have somehow done the forceful protocols to avoid the spread of contagion of both collaborators and guests. The health authority has told us that this new variant of Omicron is easier to spread, but they have also told us that its impact on health deterioration is less". Finally, he mentioned that as employers they are committed to taking care of the health of employees and guests, so they cannot let their guard down.