The authorities of Puerto Vallarta have implemented measures for the suspension of the Guadalupan festivities from December 1 to 12.
Remarkably, the number of infections by coronavirus continues its downward trend.
During the month of November that ended this Monday, a total of 292 positive cases of the disease were reported and 9 deaths, figures much lower than the 686 infections and 36 deaths reported in October. Last night, the figures of the Jalisco Health Department confirmed that Puerto Vallarta closed the month of November with a 57.5 percent drop with respect to October and an average of 9.7 positive cases per day. Both figures are the lowest registered in Puerto Vallarta since last July when the coronavirus pandemic reached its peak in this city as a consequence of the constant rise registered since April.
Puerto Vallarta saw the first infection of the coronavirus appear on March 30th, and also reported its first death. In April 53 cases and 7 deaths (1.7 cases per day,) in May 191 cases and 18 deaths (6.1 cases per day,) June 580 cases and 28 deaths (19.3 cases per day,) July 107 cases per day and 70 deaths (35.7 cases per day,) August: 965 cases and 55 deaths (31.1 cases per day,) September 693 cases and 48 deaths (23.1 cases per day,) October 686 cases and 36 deaths (22.1 cases per day,) and November 292 cases and 9 deaths (9.7 cases per day.) According to the government of the state of Jalisco, in Puerto Vallarta things are being done well, although this does not mean that the coronavirus pandemic is under control. On the contrary, all health protocols and health prevention measures must be maintained between companies and the general population. That is why the Jalisco Secretary of Health insists daily that lowering the number of infections in the state is possible if the population collaborates with preventive measures that allow reducing the speed with which cases increase and cut the chain of transmission of infections.
The mayor informed that three security filters were installed in the main accesses of the city, by the north entrance of the federal highway 200 in the cruise of Las Juntas; by the south entrance of the highway 200 at the height of Boca de Tomatlan, and by the highway 544, at the height of the entrance to the delegation of the Palms. He added that on October 31st an operation was carried out to inhibit the traditional Halloween celebration, to which the population was previously invited not to participate, through the different media, so fortunately the people answered the call and took shelter in their homes.
Puerto Vallarta is complying with the measures and dispositions decreed by the governor of the state, Enrique Alfaro Martinez, after the application of the emergency button last Friday, as it has been possible to verify in the different inspection and supervision operations that are carried out in the city, assured the president of Puerto Vallarta, Arturo Davalos Peña. In a virtual meeting of the Executive Council of Public Security IX of the North Coast, the mayor of Vallarta was pleased that these measures are giving results in this Port and in the whole entity, since the state leader informed that the numbers of COVID-19 infections have decreased.