Friday, July 17, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, July 17

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
~Please visit our sponsors~

Our northern region will continue in the Orange status this next week, thru July 26.

Translated graphic below by Laguna y Paredes, Administradora de Condominios e Inmobiliaria

The municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 54 positives with 3 deaths and 25 recovered.

The Federal site (which is presumably showing yesterday's data now at midday) reports 54 confirmed, with 3 deaths, 4 suspected, and 33 negatives.  LINK  

The State site, showing data for July 16 of the active cases colonia-by-colonia indicates 4 downtown, 1 in Chica Salina, 4 in Amp la Gloria, 2 in Canotal, 2 in La Gloria, 1 in Guadalupana and none on the mainland. It says our municipality's Incidence Rate is 6.67.

The first case in the state was in Cancun on Friday, March 13, and the first case in Isla Mujeres was April 4th. Yesterday, we completed Week 18 with a total of 54 cases. With APIQRoo reporting about 2000 people crossing daily, including tourists, workers, and residents, and more business opening & employees working, the potential risk of exposure has increased. Since the City recently acquired 500 rapid tests and the strictness of the criteria was reduced, access to testing has improved. Both of these factors may have contributed to the increased number of reported cases.

This is another article about the benefits of the Isla Mujeres Green and Healthy program which is providing maintenance and beautification around the island, as well as providing work for residents. The work has included pruning, weeding, general cleaning, sweeping, painting of curbs, cleaning of parks and sports areas, repair of potholes, planting of plants, and maintenance of public lighting.

Let's continue to practice hygiene measures, maintain healthy distance between people when going out to any establishment.
Continually clean and disinfect the common-use areas of your home.


  This blog is brought to you by....

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale neighborhood of  Bachilleres, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is out of the pic at left.

"Reverse Sunset" (looking east from MVC)
Free amenities include hammocks, portable beach chairs, beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes.  Panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea.  Downtown is  ~ a mile away; we're on all four bus routes or  flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then return to the quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres and  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.


Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Just after Sunset--July 4 at 7:22 (sun sets 7:33p)
  July 5      8:18 
 July 6      9:09
July 7      9:53
July 8      10:34
July 9      11:10

 Sunset  7:33-7:26pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:09-6:20am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in July. 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 July, 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

Delta Aquariid meteor showers begin in mid July, peak on July 31-August 1st when there is less interference from moonlight,  and continue thru August 23rd.

Lobster fishing resumes in July, until the end of February.

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   

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.