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    • GTO could reach 100,000 infections in January.
    • They seek to make filling oxygen tanks free in SMA.
    • GTO prepared to start vaccination against the coronavirus Wednesday.
    • GTO will have 332 more beds for Coronavirus care.
    • Charco del Ingenio: More Hectares To Fall Under Preservation.
    • International tourist arrivals down 46% to just over 2 million in November.
    • 10 killed in various clashes that occurred this morning. There are 3 detainees.
    • 5 hospital officials resign over equipment shortages in Acapulco.
    • Learning to Live in an Upended World: Animals without us.
    • Crematoriums, funeral homes overwhelmed in major cities.
    • Doctor with Adverse Reactions to the COVID-19 Vaccine Now in Stable Condition.
    • In 10 days, 100,000 new cases of Covid-19 as spread of the virus accelerates.
    • Despite pandemic, care continues for patients with HIV / AIDS.
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    Guanajuato could reach 100,000 infections in January: Daniel Díaz.
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    They report 72 deaths and 639 new confirmed cases.

    January could have the same or even more infections than those in December, since the virus transmission trend is quite fast, since in the first 10 days of the year more than 4,800 Guanajuato have acquired the virus.

    Daniel Díaz Martínez, Secretary of Health of Guanajuato, said that both in the past week and this one that has just begun, infections that occurred during the Christmas and New Year holidays, where there was an exaggerated mobility of people and agglomerations in various parts of the state.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    See also: Coronavirus Dashboard January 12, 2021.

    They will seek to make filling oxygen tanks in San Miguel free.
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    The municipal president, Luis Alberto Villarreal García pointed out that the administration began with the analysis and search for equipment for oxygen production, so that the municipality can carry out, free of charge, the filling of the tanks of those who need it today .

    "We still have a pandemic for a while and I do not think this is a bad investment, especially if with it we can provide this vital supply to those who are suffering from covid and other respiratory diseases," said the president.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    In Guanajuato Capital and San Francisco del Rincón, their governments are giving oxygen to their inhabitants.
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    GUANAJUATO. - In Guanajuato Capital and in San Francisco del Rincón, their governments are providing oxygen tanks to their inhabitants, the service is free with the purpose of supporting people who need it in this health contingency generated by the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    See also: They battle to acquire oxygen tanks in Irapuato. (sp) | English.

    Guanajuato prepared to start vaccination against the coronavirus this Wednesday.
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    The Guanajuato Health Secretariat is ready to begin this Wednesday the vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 of 22 thousand 425 professionals from the Guanajuato health sector.

    Guanajuato requires at least 4 million doses to be in a position to achieve herd immunity.

    Health Secretary Daniel Díaz Martínez remarked that, although vaccination against the coronavirus begins, it could take up to 18 months to reach over 70% of the immunized Guanajuato population, which is why it is necessary for the population to continue with the measures of hygiene, such as the use of face masks, healthy distance, frequent hand washing, etiquette sneezing and of course staying in case it is not essential to go out.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    On Wednesday, vaccination of health personnel begins in Guanajuato.
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    In Guanajuato, each vaccine will be applied based on the CURP of each person to be vaccinated, to keep a better control of its application and generate greater transparency. ...

    Once the health personnel of Guanajuato have been vaccinated, the open population will be vaccinated, starting with those over 80, 70, 60, years old and people with risk factors, for now, those under 16 and pregnant women will be excluded.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    See also: Locating and Printing Your Mexican CURP.

    IMSS Guanajuato will have 332 more beds for Coronavirus care.
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    The IMSS in the state of Guanajuato announces the expansion of coverage in the care of Covid-19 cases in its right, with 332 new beds as part of the hospital reconversion strategy implemented by the federal government, therefore It will reach 932 spaces, actions that also benefit seven other entities.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Additional Hectares To Fall Under Preservation of Charco del Ingenio.
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    In reality nobody knows which hectares will be included in the Charco del Ingenio Ecological Preservation Zone, but fines were indeed levied for some evasions. In the end, everything went back to how it was originally decreed.
    Atención San Miguel

    International tourist arrivals down 46% to just over 2 million in November.
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    The coronavirus pandemic continued to wreak havoc on Mexico's tourism industry in November, new data shows.
    Mexico News Daily

    10 killed in various clashes that occurred this morning. There are 3 detainees.
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    Guanajuato, Gto., January 11, 2021- Derived from various confrontations in the face of attacks on FSPE personnel, the State Public Security Secretariat in coordination with the National Guard and with the support of the State Attorney General, the Attorney General's Office of the Republic, SEDENA, and the Navy. As a result, eight of the alleged aggressors were killed, an infinite number of arsenal, explosive devices, tactical equipment, vehicles, as well as the capture of three men.

    The first of the events took place in the early morning hours when FSPE elements attended a report on the presence of armed civilians on the road between the communities of San José de Guanajuato to Santa Rosa de Lima, in the municipality of Villagrán.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    5 hospital officials resign over equipment shortages in Acapulco.
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    The heads of the Vincente Guerrero hospital’s surgical, anesthesia, X-ray, emergency, and internal medicine departments have quit.
    Mexico News Daily

    Learning to Live in an Upended World: Animals without us.
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    While we, humans have been in lockdown, animals around the world are taking advantage of our absence. South African lions have been spotted sleeping peacefully on a stretch of a normally tourist-heavy highway.
    Atención San Miguel

    Crematoriums, funeral homes overwhelmed in major cities.
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    Crematoriums and funeral homes in major cities are overflowing with bodies thanks to the acceleration of Covid-19 infections.
    Mexico News Daily

    Doctor with Adverse Reactions to the COVID-19 Vaccine Now in Stable Condition.
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    According to the Ministry of Health, a 32-year-old doctor from the General Hospital in Monclova, Coahuila who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was hospitalized after presenting an allergic reaction half an hour after the dose was applied.
    Atención San Miguel

    In 10 days, 100,000 new cases of Covid-19 as spread of the virus accelerates.
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    The Health Ministry reported 107,945 new cases in the first 10 days of January, including a single-day record of 16,105 cases on Saturday.
    Mexico News Daily

    Despite pandemic, care continues for patients with HIV / AIDS.
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    Despite the pandemic, the Guanajuato Health Secretariat has not stopped serving its patients diagnosed with HIV through its three Specialized Centers, preventing a detachment from treatment.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
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    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
    Last updated January 9, 2021.
    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
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    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information
    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information.
    Lastest updates:
    • Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update (December 11, 2020).
    • Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19 (Updated November 25, 2020).
    • Change in Availability of American Citizen Services (October 20, 2020).
    • Video: U. S. Consular Agent. Ericka Montez Ruiz, Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende Oct 13.
    • SMA Consular Agency resuming limited in person services by October 13 (Posted October 10, 2020).
    • Subject: Mexico Travel Advisory – Level 3: Reconsider Travel – U.S. Embassy Mexico City (September 8, 2020).
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    COVID-19 Home and Care Guide
    COVID-19 Medical Information for San Miguel de Allende Mexico
    Up-to-date information regarding the current coronavirus. Learn about how to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19, and what to do if you experience symptoms.
    Home and Care Guide
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    From the COVID FB SMA page
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    Testing for COVID-19
    See: What to do if you think you might have COVID-19?
    Personal, free, covid testing and screening help.

    Seasonal Flu Shots
    Part 1: About Seasonal Flu and Influenza Vaccines.
    Part 2: Types of Flu Vaccines.
    Part 3: Flu Vaccine Availability in SMA.
    More on Flu Vaccines….. ≥65 years.

    False Negative Covid PCR Test Results
    ... Based on our clinical experience we feel confident in saying that some people have had false negative tests. This should come as no surprise given the data - see below. This has occurred at every private lab we have used and the government lab too. ...

    To sum up, most health care providers now lean towards making a clinical diagnosis, ruling in positive patients based on their symptoms and history of exposure, rather than ruling out patients on the basis of the negative tests. It would be smart for all of us to follow this logic to avoid being misled by a false negative result.
    False Negative Covid PCR Test Results
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    If ANYONE tells you that a blood test of any kind can diagnose an active COVID-19 infection in SMA, they are DEAD WRONG.
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