by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, August 27, 2020, 21:44 (61 days ago)


As of today Zihuatanejo has reached a cumulative total of 1,067 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 77 that resulted in fatalities, 906 that have recovered, and 13 that are currently active. Our mayor sent the mobile unit donated by the U.S. Embassy to Ometepec, Guerrero where it is needed more than it is here.

Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Hernán affected most of the Costa Grande, breaking and washing away some roads and bridges, causing flooding and landslides in most communities, and also opening up the waterfall in Ixtapa. If you haven't seen it go drive by here. From Zihuatanejo it's just before the turnoff to Paseo de los Viveros as you head down he hill ino Ixtapa.

I have to admit I am amazed that our ground floor didn't flood, though some water did seep up a bit from the ground itself and through the floor. We sure could use some sunny days to dry things out.

Oh, and all the penned in cocodrilos escaped heir confines at Playa Linda, which suffered severe erosion around he pier and mercado. So now there are over a dozen large cocodrilos swimming around that think humans are a source of food. They never should have been penned up in the first place. Frankly, I'm hoping they all get far away from Playa Linda.

La Barra de Potosí opened up and is now a raging torrent as it receives rainwater rushing down from the rivers and arroyos in the sierra towards the coast.

And it's not even September yet.

A BIG SHOUT OUT to La Jaiba Feliz and La Porteña for the delicious meals they've been delivering to us!

Local lodging operators are hoping you will choose their properties for your next vacation over the big boxy high rise monstrosities. Some of the most amazing lodging anywhere are found right here. Their prosperity is our prosperity and does more good for the local community than the big box chains that do their banking in the Cayman Islands.

Guide to Bed & Breakfast Inns in Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa, Troncones & Barra de Potosí

No blue skies today, but Cerro El Almacén is still enchanting.


by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Thursday, August 27, 2020, 22:04 (61 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Guadalupe Pineda does a fantastic version of "Nosotros."

And love your photo of el Amacen - we stayed at Villa Vera Puerto Mio 5 years and kept looking across the bay and finally decided to buy a lot where we now live. A neighbor of ours from Cuernavaca did the same after their el Almacen tourist venture.

Gotta love Zihua!


by crumbster, Friday, August 28, 2020, 09:26 (61 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Just asking about the numbers what happened to the 71 cases that are unaccounted for? 77+906+13 is short of the 1067 cases reported... just curious



by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, August 28, 2020, 09:38 (61 days ago) @ crumbster

Just asking about the numbers what happened to the 71 cases that are unaccounted for? 77+906+13 is short of the 1067 cases reported... just curious

You'll have to ask the local authorities whose numbers I use for the RECOVERED stat. I believe what happens is that people whose origin is Zihuatanejo but who live in or get infected in other places are mixed in with the count and they throw a monkey wrench into the stats when they are included, and people from other places who get ill here are sometimes included. I have referred to this inconsistency several times during my reporting of these stats. Most of these stats I find irrelevant anyway. The only part that I consider relevant are the tendencies.