Monday, July 13, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, July 13

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The municipality of Isla Mujeres reports 3 new cases today for a total of 49, with 3 deaths and 24 recovered. The City recently acquired 500 rapid tests, and is providing free testing in-home after a phone interview, for patients with symptoms meeting the criteria, which is less strict than previously. There have been 19 cases reported in the first 13 days of July (#2)
It's been four months since the first case in the state on Fri, March 13. The other graphics show the new cases month by month, week by week, and day by day since then. We're in the middle of Week 18.

Sunday the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports five more cases for a total of 46, with 24 recuperated and 3 deaths.

TESTING FOR COVID-19 HAS GOTTEN EASIER FOR THOSE WITH SYMPTOMS. The criteria is less strict and the procedure begins with a telephone call to 998 491 2410 for an interview. If criteria is met, medical personnel conduct the test at the person's home. The City just acquired 500 rapid tests.

WANT MORE INFO ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF TESTING IN ISLA MUJERES? At this link, federal maps (updated daily) show the number of negative & suspected cases by municipality (in addition to the deaths & confirmed cases), which indicates the number of tests being done & reported. At the left margin, choose "Mapa Generales" & the option "Por Municipios".LINK    

WANT TO KNOW WHERE THE ACTIVE CASES ARE? Active cases are shown colonia-by-colonia on this interactive state map (but it doesn't appear to include all the current active cases) and there's another map with municipal incidence rates:     LINK 

    This article has the same information as the previous one about cleaning and maintaining the sports fields, which are closed, as part of the "Isla Clean & Healthy" program, noting that guards have been implemented from 7a to 8p to avoid agglomerations. He head of the municipal Sports department, Ruben Perez Martin, said the maintenance was done in coordination with other departments and volunteers, so that they remain in optimal condition and are ready when it's time to open them. He noted the work is being done with measures of healthy distancing and personal protection. He said the social media program "Physical Activation at Home" is coming soon, for the whole family.

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Concern about the number of cases of Covid-19 in Quintana Roo from the federal government  VIDEO  

Sunday, the Ministry of Health (SESA) reported that 207 new cases of coronavirus and 6 deaths were detected in the last 24 hours,LINK  

July 11   According to the chairman of the Legislative Tourism Commission, Luis Alegre Salazar, tourism will benefit from the treaty T-MEC between Mexico, the United States and Canada, in addition to the tax benefit and value of imports and exports. LINK  

July 11 On Saturday, in Quintana Roo 229 new cases of Covid-19 were reported, and the death toll is about to exceed 700.  LINK   

On Saturday, the Navy conducted two separate rescues of boats that were adrift  LINK   
      The first rescue was of the small IMEMSA-type fishing boat "JOMAN" with four crew members aboard who had left Cancun on July 8th and not returned. The Navy responded to the emergency call by dispatching an MLB-type vessel of the Naval Search & Rescue unit of Isla Mujeres, as well as a Peruader-type airplane. The boat was located 19 nautical miles (35km) northeast of Isla Contoy, suffering from engine failure. The crew was provided with food and water, and taken to the Naval pier in Isla Mujeres. 
   The second rescue was a small Seo Rider fishing vessel "A LA DERIVA" with five male Mexican crew members aboard, which also suffered engine failure and was located 7 nautical miles (13km) southeast of Isla Mujeres. It was located and towed by a Defender-type vessel of the Naval Search and Rescue Unit of Isla Mujeres.
    When they reached safe harbor, the crews of each boat were given medical evaluations by Naval Health personnel, using all appropriate sanitary measures, and were found to be in good health.


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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   

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