Tormentas InZIHpidas

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 21:03 (6 days ago)


As of today Zihuatanejo has registered a cumulative total of 1,363 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 101 that have resulted in fatalities, 32 that are currently active, and approximately 1,149 that have recovered. The spike never appeared. All we had was a little bump, and now things seem to be calming down again, though we ain't out of the woods yet.

The Secretaría de Salud de Guerrero is recommending to the municipal governments that they close cemeteries except for burials for the upcoming Día de Muertos observance. This is something we expected but that nevertheless will cause additional grief to many families already suffering from months of quarantine, little or no income and limited mobility. Especially those who suffered the loss of family members to this damned virus. I expect Michoacán's government will have a similar recommendation.

While our local medical personnel at the Hospital General have seen some hectic days, they have managed to work wonders with what they have and what they've learned attending to hundreds of patients suspected of having Covid-19. Deaths have remained relatively low, and at no time was the hospital out of space or out of respirators. When I had to visit the hospital right after the peak of the pandemia had hit, it did not seem chaotic. While my friends who run and work at the hospital have expressed concern at times, it has mostly been because of the public not taking the pandemia seriously that in turn causes them to have to deal with the results of other people's carelessness. A frustrating situation since they are the ones putting their lives on the line for those careless people. The ISSSTE hospital has seen a lot of complaints, but then again that is normal for the ISSSTE here. While the Hospital General may be outdated and inadequate for our local needs, it doesn't make the people who work there any less professional. The doctors and nurses still provide the best care they can.

I've seen several foreigners not using facemasks while walking around downtown. I have no idea what their excuse is, but I urge them to be more responsible just as I do any of our neighbors and visitors who do the same.

While September turned out to be a bust as far as our ongoing hurricane season goes, it ain't over yet. We haven't hardly had any rain for a month, though almost daily it has thundered, looked like it was going to rain, and sometimes even sprinkled a bit. But hold on to your sombreros. Mañana es Día de Santa Teresa. ;-)

Ahhh, the good life. Tequila, a beautiful beach and a pack of dogs to share it with.

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