With 245 cases of Covid-19 in January, Puerto Vallarta exceeded 35,000 accumulated cases


With the 245 cases of Covid-19 that were registered during the first month of 2023, the  35,000 accumulated cases in Puerto Vallarta since April 2020, when the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in this tourist destination, was exceeded.

In this regard, the director of the VIII Sanitary Region, Jaime Álvarez Zayas, also reported that currently the positivity is almost 25 percent, after the month of January closed with 245 cases.

“We closed with 245 cases for a total of 35,020 according to the last count (Thursday, February 2). For example, we started with 34,771 cases and these accumulated cases already exceed the 35,000 barrier for a total of 245,” he pointed out.

He referred to the fact that the upward trend was already expected to start the year by highlighting that the reported cases were ambulatory, that is, they did not require hospitalization, in addition to the fact that the downward curve is expected, starting this month or in March.

«We already know that, at the end of the year, with the holidays, there was going to be an increase. Possibly already during the month of February it will stabilize or if not in March the number of cases will decrease, “he added, that in this last curve there have been no deaths or hospitalizations due to severity thanks, Álvarez Zayas points out, to the effectiveness of the vaccination, with more than half a million applied in Puerto Vallarta”.

In addition. Álvarez Zayas, reiterated that we must maintain the already known biosecurity measures to avoid further infections.

The pandemic continues and we must continue to protect ourselves. We have already learned a lot, we have been going on for more than two years, practically, with this problem. So let’s hope that we keep applying the measures that we already know. That the virus is transmitted through droplets from sneezing or coughing, from person to person and that the use of the mask is indeed one of the best measures used to prevent this infection, as well as washing hands with soap and water or with 70 percent alcohol gel,” he concluded.

Source: Contra Linea