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Current info month of October This is the medical report for this Friday, October 30::As we have pointed out, in the economic reopening the most important data are hospital occupancy and daily income. Today we have 148 patients in public hospitals.17,891 patients have already recovered: they do not present symptoms nor can they infect. This figure represents 83% of the total registered infections, which are 21,438.Today 55 new infections of Coronavirus were detected. 35 in Mérida,7 in Valladolid,5 in Tizimín,2 in Buctzotz, and1 in Chemax, Hunucmá, Kaua, Motul, Río Lagartos and Temozón.Of the 21,438 positive cases, 193 are from another country or state.Specifically, in Mérida, 12,298 people have been diagnosed with Coronavirus (accumulated cases as of October 29).Unfortunately, in this medical report we report 5 deaths:1.- 52-year-old male from Mérida DM / IRC2.- 85-year-old male from Tizimín Without comorbidities3.- 59 year old female from Mérida HAS4.- 46-year-old male from Mérida DM / HAS5.- 59-year-old male from Oxkutzcab ObesityAcronyms: SYSTEMIC ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION (SAH), DIABETES MELLITUS (DM) and CHRONIC KIDNEY INSUFFICIENCY (CRF).In total, 2,513 people have died from the Coronavirus.Of the active cases, 886 are stable, isolated, constantly monitored by SSY medical personnel; have mild symptoms.As we already mentioned, 148 of the positive cases are in public hospitals and in total isolation. There are other patients awaiting diagnosis.The age range of cases is from 1 month to 99 years.THE WEEKLY INDICATORS OF OUR STATE HEALTH TRAFFIC LIGHTS ARE IN ORANGE. As of October 21th. Here is the report from The Beach Area NewYucatan is at the ORANGE level in Mexico’s 4-color “traffic light” system.  Orange means “non-essential” businesses (including some restaurants)...

Home of the Chixculub Food Bank and Las Mujeres de Chicxulub

Remember this address: Calle 23 between 12 and 14 number 16A. There are 2 large posters, Chicxulub Food Bank and Las Mujeres de Chicxulub and you won’t miss us. If you have items to drop off please call me or Carmita so someone will be there to welcome you. The house is almost complete.  We are waiting for the windows, sun screen and the garden area. Our Youth Volunteers have been active all summer and continue as we are still in this unknown with COVID. They have sorted clothes and shoes and delivered the packages to flooded out families, worked at the dispensa activity, had an inservice on gardening and are anxious to get started!! They held a bazaar and raised over 1000 pesos to be used towards the purchase of soil and seeds for the garden. I now must offer an apology! Carmita sent me wonderful photos of the finished house and I can not download them. Hopefully I will have them for next month. I am so...
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A brief history of Progreso/Chicxulub over the 3 months of the pandemic.  Early July, Progreso has gone from ninth to seventh place with the highest number of infections after Mérida, which is the one with the highest number of cases registered in the accumulated with 2,907 infections. Progreso registers 81 accumulated cases, of which 41 are active, 37 recovered and 6 deceased. September 8th: Coronavirus deaths hit 76-day low in Yucatan 104 new infections and 8 deaths, the lowest number reported since June 23 By Yucatán Expat Life – September 8, 2020 A week after the economic reopening was expanded, coronavirus infections and deaths continue to decline in Yucatan. Monday’s state health ministry briefing reported 104 new infections, the fewest daily figure since Aug. 31. Eight COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, the lowest number reported since June 23. Fatalities ranged in age from 21 to 72. Four were in Merida while the remaining fatalities hit Dzan, Kanasín, Progreso and Ticul. Comorbidities included hypertension, diabetes, obesity, chronic kidney disease, COPD and immunosuppression. Authorities warned that it is too soon to gauge the effects of the economic reopening, and warned the public to remain vigilant. Hospitalizations rose, however, by eight to reach 302, while people with mild symptoms and isolated at home totaled 856. Showing how widespread infections remain, authorities reported 67 in Merida, eight in Valladolid, four in Tekax and Ticul; two in Dzan, Hunucmá and Progreso; one from out of state; and one each in Buctzotz, Chemax, Dzidzantún, Dzilam González, Kanasín, Kinchil, Motul, Panabá, Peto, Tekit, Tixpéhual, Tizimín, Tzucacab and Yaxkabá.  Health authorities confirmed this Sunday...

September Dispensa

The summer dispensas proceeded throughout the summer with the numbers varying.  Everyone was pleased with their packages. The summer dispensas proceeded throughout the summer with the numbers varying.  Everyone was pleased with their packages. As most of you know, the Chicxulub Food Bank relies on scheduled events like bingo, Muelle Market and personal donations. Because the end of the Coronavirus pandemic is not yet in sight, I am convinced that I will probably not be able to have these events this season.  Kay donated a whack of kitchen towels and everyone received one with their dispensa. The Youth Volunteers* have been busy this summer with sorting of clothes, getting packages and dispensas to the folks and have held a bazaar that raised 1000 pesos. This outpouring to the community has led to many donations, both food and items for resale. I do want to say thank you to all you supporters who have helped through this gap and the upcoming...

Chixculub Food Bank and Las Mujeres de Chicxulub

As promised more tales about the new location for both the Food Bank and Las Mujeres de Chicxulub. The Route to Casa de Food Bank and Las Mujeres de Chicxulub The house will be known as: in Maya “Un suku’une tia an te’e ; Mi hermano es en la casa; My brother is in the  house.” This name honours Vincente Pool who is Carmita’s brother and a famous boxer who is in the Merida Hall of Fame.  He was born September 23rd   1952 in Chicxulub Puerto and christened Lino Andres Pool Tzab.  He began boxing at age 16 using his father’s name whom he greatly admired. At one point he thought about retiring because he had suffered too many defeats.  Then he met a new manager, Jesus Rivero “Cholain” and things changed for him. Home of current “Mi hermano es en la casa”Carmita is circled in blue. She is 6 yrs old.Lino boxer, Niece Noemi, Mama of Carmita and Lino The building itself is almost finished except for final hands on work that we will do now that summer has “sort of” started. Things like unpacking the clothes and displaying them, setting up a “thrift” shop for the village folks and getting the big room ready for the children and their workshops. Of course much will depend on the reports of the virus and the ok to move ahead. On the second floor the sewing room has electricity, lighting and now some tables and other needs to be able to show their work. It is spacious and bright. There will be a garden on the second floor looked after...