Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, August 26

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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Today, the municipality of Isla Mujeres unfortunately reports another death for a total of 10. There are three new cases for a total of 139, and the recovered continues to be 76.
The second graphic shows the 11 colonias state-wide that had most active cases for the week of August 16-22, with La Gloria in second place with 8 cases.
The state Geoportal for 8/25 reports 22 Active Cases by colonia: La Gloria-11, Ampl la Gloria-3, Meteorologico- 2, Downtown-1, Salina Chica-1, Salina Grande-1, Caridad del Cobre-1, El Canotal-1, Colonia #6-1, and zero on the mainland.
On the national map for 8/25, the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports 7 suspicious and 63 negative (with136 confirmed and 9 deaths)

When will the beaches open & with what restrictions?? When will the light change to Yellow?? What are the trends??
HINT #1--Follow the little colored circles!!
Week after week, our Northern Zone's status (Orange) is determined by Hospital Availability & C-19 Cases, according to the worst indicator. The little colored circles on the WEEKLY REPORT represent these indicators.
>>First Graphic-THIS WEEK it's Yellow for Hospital Availability, but Orange for both the Number of Daily Cases & the Average of New Cases.

>>Second Graphic-LAST WEEK, Hospital Availability was Green, the Number of Daily Cases was Yellow and Average of New Cases was Orange.

The epidemiological color announcement is made each Thursday night for the following Monday-Sunday & I post it at ~9p on Isla Mujeres News & Events & Isla Mujeres News & Events Group-Noticias & Eventos.

HINT #2--Look at the bar under the map!
>>Third Graphic-The DAILY REPORTS show the Growth Rate of Cases for the Northern Zone at 0.5 THIS WEEK. It was 1.0 LAST WEEK, while at the beginning of August it was 1.2, and at the end of July it was 1.4.

HINT #3-Incidence Rates reflect trends!
The State GEOPORTAL shows the Incidence Rate of Active Cases by municipality, allowing observation of trends among the more populous areas of our Northern Zone, such as Benito Juarez (Cancun) & Solidaridad (PDC) who have been improving considerably. This statistic reflects the number of active cases per 10,000 residents. Our Northern Zone excludes the four large municipalities at the bottom the state, so it's Tulum (dark beige) & upward on Graphic #4.
>>Fourth Graphic-THIS WEEK--Isla Mujeres has been at 10.26, (the worst in the Northern Zone), followed by Holbox (LC) with 8.44 and Tulum with 6.11. The best are the most populated-- Cancun (BJ)& Puerto Morelos with 2.34, Solidaridad (PDC) at 3.01, and Cozumel at 3.12. Isla Mujeres is third worst in the state behind Chetumal (OTB) with 12.94 and Bacalar with 11.51, which are both in the Southern Zone.

>>Fifth Graphic-LAST WEEK--Isla Mujeres was at 9.23, which was second worst in the Northern Zone, behind Holbox (LC) at 18.35, and fourth worst in the state, with Chetumal (OPB) in second at 14.99 and Bacalar in third with 14.06. The best are the more populated Northern Zone municipalities of Cancun-Puerto Morelos at 3.28, Solidaridad (PDC) at 4.48 and Cozumel at 5.09. Tulum is at 7.95.

HINT #4--Where to find this information in English, published promptly?
At Isla Mujeres News & Events page & Isla Mujeres News & Events Group-Noticias & Eventos, we translate the mid-day reports, the Thursday night announcements, the Geoportal updates, and the national daily testing data for our municipality, as well as publishing graphics showing trends for Isla Mujeres (#6 & 7) We're sponsored by Maravilla Caribe Bed & Beach. Upgrading to Yellow means businesses now operating at 30% capacity can increase to 60%, as well as the opening of beaches, with restrictions. Downgrading to Red would mean restaurants, hotels, etc reduce capacity to 15%.

When the beaches reopen in the Yellow status, the maximum capacity will be 60%. Access will be limited to a maximum stay of 3 hours, masks or face shields will be mandatory, and beach-goers must respect the delineated spaces and healthy distancing, according to the head of the ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone) agency in Isla Mujeres. She also explained that groups of more than five people will not be permitted, alcohol cannot be brought to the beach, and beach-goers should bring a degradable plastic bag to collect the garbage they generate.(#8)

Tuesday, the statistics for the municipality of Isla Mujeres remain at a total of 136 positives, 9 deaths and 76 recovered.
For 8/24, the state geoportal reports 22 active cases by colonia as: La Gloria-11, Meteorologico-2, Caridad del Cobre-2,Downtown-1, Salina Chica-1, Electricistas-1, Salina Grande-1, Ampl la Gloria-1, Lol-beh-1, El Canotal-1, and zero on the mainland.
On the national map for 8/24, the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports 6 suspicious 63 negatives and  (And 136 confirmed with 9 deaths).

This graphic shows the ranking by state of the number of C-19 tests per 100,000 residents, provided by, (not an official source), in an article noting the political parties of the governors at the top & bottom of the list. The data is from April 12-August 23. Quintana Roo is in the middle.

VIDEO of Isla Mujeres' anthem

       With the aim of promoting the participation of young islanders in society, as well as making known their ideas and innovations around economic reactivation, the City government via the Department of Youth Culture and Sport and its Director Carlos Rubén Pérez Martín invite the citizenry to join a conversation (in Spanish) of young Islander entrepreneurs titled ′′ The Challenges of Entrepreneurship and Local Consumption ′′ on Thursday, August 27th at 6pm via ZOOM and FB live.
         The Director of Atención a la Juventud,, Rubí Lora Sosa, announced that the purpose of this type of meeting is to know the concerns being experienced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and thus to give greater dissemination and impetus to projects and innovations to make society aware of the importance of local consumption.
         ′′In the conversation they can present their ideas but also propose public policies in support of small and medium-sized businesses so that during this difficult situation caused by the pandemic they can move forward", said Ms Lora Sosa, who added that special guests will include owners of  ′′ Papelería Romero, Estética Canina de Pelos, Bordados Isla Mujeres, Contabilidad y Finanzas Noemí González,  Deli Cake, Frappes Ice Coffe, Gio Barbero Shop Isla Mujeres, online clothing shop Shopping Girls and fast food André Pizón,

     "A General Overview of Covid & Measures to Follow", will be presented  by the renowned infectologist Francisco Moreno Sanchez at 5pm, Thursday August 27 (in Spanish) via ZOOM on Facebook Live, and those who wish to participated can register HERE.

     Dr. Francisco Moreno Sánchez is a prominent Mexican doctor specializing in microbiology and infectology. He has published more than 75 specialized articles, including 3 in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and has collaborated on 12 books as chapter editor, as well as having published 5 editions of the book 'The ABC of Internal Medicine'. He was named as one of Mexico's top 50 doctors at the Top Doctors Awards in 2016 and 2019.
     He graduated from La Salle University with a major in Internal Medicine, and from the ABC Medical Center, with subspecialty in infectology at the University of Texas, where he won the Merck Award for Best Texas State Resident.

      He is the Director of Internal Medicine at the ABC Observatory Medical Center and currently directs their COVID-19 program,  where he is in charge of the institution's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 25th of each month is "Orange Day", dedicated to the elimination of violence against women and girls.

Use the inside of your elbow to cover your face if you cough or sneeze.

TVisla Mujeres    

Screenshot is from VIDEO by TV Isla Mujeres From this morning around 8am, on Aeropuerto. There were no injuries, just damage to the car. The streets were wet this morning.


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Just after Sunset--August 3 at 7:47
  August 4      8:29 
 August 5    9:07
August 6      9:42
August 7     10:16
August 8     11:22

 Sunset  7:25-7:03pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:21-6:30am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in August. They can be observed mating offshore from Punta Sur during this month, and they nest along the eastern beaches. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills, and very rarely, a Leatherback will attempt to nest, but generally the sand isn't sufficiently deep.

Swimming with the whale sharks takes place in August, which ends annually in mid-September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas.  Photo by Tony Garcia

>>Meteors!! The Perseids are currently active & one of the most popular showers. They will peak in the early mornings of the weekend of August 11,12 & 13, but the moon will be at or slightly past its last quarter phase and interfering. However, the Perseids are bright & you may see 3 or 4 dozen when they are peaking, if you're patient. They continue thru the 24th. The Alpha Capricornids are going on now (thru Aug. 15) with only a few meteors per hour, but they are known for producing bright fireballs when active. (They peaked Tuesday & moonlight will interfere with visibility.)

Monday, Aug. 17-170th Anniversary of Isla Mujeres

Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC   

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