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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • SMA issues Covid Alert; Cases grow 200%; Checkpoints return; QR codes required.
    • Mexico: Covid case numbers soar 44% to 92,000 in one week.
    • In 5 days, SMA has registered 5 homicides.
    • Young people, the most likely to get sick from Covid in the third wave.
    • Guanajuatenses continue to be infected with Covid.
    • A Short but Beautiful Life.
    • Of All the Towns in All the World: They’ll Always Have Paris and San Miguel.
    • John McAfee, a Gifted Software Engineer.
    • Kitten Population Explosion at the SPA.
    • GTO adapts its success in the automotive sector by compliance with the T-MEC.
    • 'El Tubo' and Las Tres Cruces, the places for the summer adventures of the San Miguel children of yesterday.
    • IEEG assigns multi-member delegations for the next Congress.
    • Festival No. 49 del Cervantino (FIC) will be from October 13 to 31 in hybrid format.
    • Covid affected everyone's mental health.
    • More than $100,000 medical expenses for COVID patients in GTO.
    • What will be the penalties for presenting false COVID-19 vaccination certificates in CDMX.
    • Quintana Roo, the epicenter of tourism, will request a vaccination certificate or negative COVID test to enter establishments.
    • US extends border closure for another month, restricting nonessential travel.
    • Mexico says Delta COVID-19 variant, rising cases complicated reopening U.S.-Mexico border.
    • Americas are facing pandemic of the unvaccinated, PAHO says.
    • Cat in the hole.

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    GTO Vaccination News
    For more information on the Vaccinations in GTO see News Wire Mexico and select the location GTO and category Health or click this link News Wire Mexico: GTO, Health.

    For more information on the Vaccinations in SMA (SMA is included in GTO, but if you want to limit the search to just SMA) see News Wire Mexico and select the location SMA and category Health or click this link News Wire Mexico: SMA, Health.

    Covid-19 SMA. <<-- A Facebook account is not required to read this Facebook page. The page is 'paused' but will cover local vaccinations.
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    Weather: 55F - 76F - 55F; 13C - 24C - 13C; 5%.
    (morning low - daytime high - overnight low; chance of precipitation).
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    COVID cases grow 200% in San Miguel de Allende; Filters return, QR codes to enter and launch alerts.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- Municipal authorities and the health sector announced a 200% increase in the increase in COVID cases in the Municipality and launched an alert to the population.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    As Joey Merrifield warned us and SMAFAQ reported a week ago:
    Surge in Covid cases in SMA reported.
    Joey Merrifield, on the front lines helping people with Covid in SMA since the beginning of this pandemic and a founder of the Covid-19 SMA team, reports that there is a surge in Covid-19 cases in local labs. This includes people that have been fully vaccinated. A lag in the official results is not unusual and this surge does not (yet) show up in the official stats. Consider this an early warning.
    Surge in Covid cases in SMA reported.
    SMA News and Coronavirus Update July 15, 2021
    Now, a week later, SMA issues a Covid alert.

    See also: SMA Covid alert and Coronavirus Dashboard July 23, 2021.

    Although the absolute number of confirmed cases in SMA is relatively small compared to the previous peak I consider it prudent to assume that we are in the Third Wave of Covid in SMA and that the Delta variant is circulating in our community.

    Alert for Covid-19 outbreak in San Miguel de Allende.
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    The municipality registers an increase of up to 200 percent in recent weeks.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Installation of sanitary filters returns due to outbreak of Covid-19.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., July 22, 2021.- Municipal authorities and the health sector held a meeting to monitor the current status of the Covid-19 pandemic in San Miguel de Allende; determined to alert the population for an increase of up to 200 percent in recent weeks.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Mexico: Covid case numbers soar 44% to 92,000 in one week; 15,000 new cases Wednesday.
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    Active cases increased 44% over the past week, while on Wednesday Mexico recorded its highest single day case tally since January.

    But hospitalizations and deaths remain well below previous levels
    Mexico News Daily

    In 5 days, San Miguel de Allende has registered 5 homicides; in a single day they found 3 bodies.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- In less than 5 days, 5 violent homicides have been registered in San Miguel de Allende.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Young people, the most likely to get sick from Covid in the third wave.
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    They urge to take advantage of vaccination in places where doses are available.

    Young people and people who have not been vaccinated will be the most likely to be infected during the third wave of Covid-19, which although in the state has not yet manifested itself with force, these population sectors are the ones that have starred in the infections registered in recent days in the entity.

    Daniel Díaz Martínez, Secretary of Health of Guanajuato, urged the population between 30 and 39 years of age that if the vaccine has already reached their municipalities to apply it, the same to people who for some reason have not received it to Come, because although being vaccinated is not synonymous with not contracting Covid-19, it does generate greater protection and that would avoid scenarios such as being hospitalized or even losing your life due to the disease.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Guanajuatenses continue to be infected with Covid.
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    Guanajuato registered 168 more infections of Covid-19, most of these occurred in the municipalities of León, Guanajuato, Celaya and Irapuato.

    The Guanajuato Health Secretariat reported that of the 168 infections reported on Thursday, 97 were from people from the municipality of León, 17 from Celaya, 12 from Guanajuato capital and nine from Irapuato.

    In addition, there were six people infected in Salamanca, four in Acámbaro, four in Dolores Hidalgo, three in Salvatierra, two in Moroleón and two more in San Luis de la Paz, while in Apaseo el Alto, Apaseo el Grande, Doctor Mora, Cuerámaro , Pénjamo, San Miguel de Allende, Tierra Blanca and Uriangato the contagion of a person from each municipality was registered.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    A Short but Beautiful Life.
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    We are deeply grateful to Veronica Lopez for her testimonial about her sister Pamela, whom she took care of as a mother when she was 16.
    Atención San Miguel

    Of All the Towns in All the World: They’ll Always Have Paris and San Miguel.
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    Elizabeth was born in Mexico City and Jean Marc is a Frenchman born in Casablanca, Morocco, but destiny wanted them to meet and found a circuitous route to accomplish this.
    Atención San Miguel

    John McAfee, a Gifted Software Engineer.
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    Last month the information technology world lost one of its more well-known names. John McAfee was a British-American computer programmer, businessman, and, in the 1980s, was the creator of the first commercial antivirus software.
    Atención San Miguel

    Kitten Population Explosion at the SPA.
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    For more than a year, COVID-19 closed most of the sterilization blitzes in San Miguel de Allende. And guess what? San Miguel, as I am sure is the same for most other communities, is experiencing an explosion of homeless and unwanted kittens and puppies.
    Atención San Miguel

    Guanajuato adapts its success in the automotive sector by compliance with the T-MEC.
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    Despite the pandemic, Guanajuato continues to be one of the leading states in the automotive sector, without being a border state.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    'El Tubo' and Las Tres Cruces, the places for the summer adventures of the San Miguel children of yesterday.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- Vladimir Rosales, a former mayoral candidate in the last electoral process, a teacher by profession and a musician by conviction, returned his memories to the childhood that he and his friends lived in San Miguel de Allende and reached the Cerro de las Tres Cruces, Los Picachos and ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    IEEG assigns multi-member delegations for the next Congress.
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    GUANAJUATO. - The Electoral Institute of the State of Guanajuato (IEEG) declared the validity of the election of deputies by the principle of proportional representation and the political institutes were assigned to the Institutional Revolutionary Party, the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico, the Citizen Movement and MORENA, the deputies of the Congress of the State that by this principle ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Festival No. 49 del Cervantino (FIC) will be from October 13 to 31 in hybrid format.
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    GUANAJUATO. - Guanajuato is ready to celebrate the 49th edition of the International Cervantino Festival, which will take place from October 13 to 31 in a hybrid format with the participation of 1,865 artists.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Covid affected everyone's mental health.
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    Students, teachers, and administrative staff face anxiety, depression, and despair due to confinement.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    More than $100,000 pesos medical expenses for COVID patients in Guanajuato.
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    The Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions has counted the average medical expenses of patients with COVID according to different age ranges. The average cost for hospital care is 489 thousand pesos.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    What will be the penalties for presenting false COVID-19 vaccination certificates in CDMX.
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    The capital authorities announced that they have received citizen complaints about the manufacture of false documents in the Historic Center
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Quintana Roo, the epicenter of tourism, will request a vaccination certificate or negative COVID test to enter establishments.
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    This will seek to stop contagions and prevent the entity from reaching the red color at the epidemiological traffic light
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    US extends border closure for another month, restricting nonessential travel.
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    The U.S. government extended the closure of land borders with Mexico and Canada to nonessential travel such as tourism through August 21. ...

    The review comes amid increasing concern among U.S. officials about the Delta variant. U.S. health officials have reported sizable increases in Covid-19 cases and deaths, with outbreaks occurring in parts of the country with low vaccination rates.
    Mexico News Daily

    Mexico says Delta COVID-19 variant, rising cases complicated reopening U.S.-Mexico border.
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    Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday that the Delta COVID-19 variant and an increase in coronavirus cases has complicated a reopening of the U.S.-Mexico land border to non-essential travel.
    Reuters

    Americas are facing pandemic of the unvaccinated, PAHO says.
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    The Americas are facing a pandemic of the unvaccinated, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday, as it warned that countries with low inoculation rates are seeing increases in COVID-19 and repeated a call for vaccine donations. ...

    Just 15 percent of people in Latin America and the Caribbean have been fully vaccinated, she said, adding that figure obscures that some countries like Honduras and Haiti have yet to reach even 1% inoculation.
    Reuters
    GW: My guesstimate is that not much more than 15 percent of the people in SMA have been fully vaccinated. About 22% of SMA (those 50 and older) has had the opportunity to be fully vaccinated here in SMA and not everyone took advantage of that opportunity. The 22% figure does not include teachers, medical professionals and folks that got fully vaccinated elsewhere.
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    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information
    The latest security, health and passport processing updates.
    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information.
    Latest updates:
    • Security Alert: Reports of increased criminal activity, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon. July 13, 2021.
    • Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico – July 12, 2021.
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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

    From the COVID FB SMA page
    (It is a public page; you do NOT need to be a Facebook member to read)
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    List of Health First Certified Establishments.
    Portal | Direct link to list of Certified Establishments | Certified Hotels | Gyms, spas, clubs, sports centers.
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