This is the rolling coronavirus story for Thursday 28 January 2021
Speech from the president of the Junta de Andalucía in El Ejido this morning
"There are at least ten very hard days," Juanma Moreno's notice from Almería
The president insists on calling for an advance curfew and confinement in some areas
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has observed this Thursday "with expectation and hope" that the number of COVID-19 infections in the region "is going down" progressively, although he believes that it is too early to determine whether the curve has "bent", since it predicts "ten or twelve very hard days" in relation to hospitalizations, so it has once again insisted that the central government give it the competence to decree home confinement and act like this in certain municipalities or regions.
"We have to do our best so that the health system does not collapse," Moreno said in statements to the media in El Ejido, where he has advanced that the number of infections reported this Thursday drops to 3,676, which "gives us light and hope "compared to" almost 8,000 infections that we had a few days ago ", since the reduction is almost" in half ".
However, she has warned that "this does not mean that the hospital pressure will disappear" but, on the contrary, it will be "increasing" as a result of the positives registered in the previous days.
Even so, he believes that "today" it is "possible" to avoid the saturation of hospitals that has been seen in other regions or countries such as Portugal, where health systems have been "clearly overwhelmed" by the pandemic.
Looking ahead to the next Interterritorial Council to be held this day, the president of the Board has clarified that Andalusia does not renounce "at all" to request more powers for the management of the pandemic that allows it to advance the 'curfew' at " eight or seven in the afternoon "as well as establishing domiciliary confinements in certain municipalities and regions, which would lead to a recovery" much faster.
"I believe that the Government of Spain is doing them a very disservice in the fight against the pandemic by not training the autonomous communities with the very important instrument of curfew and home confinement," said Moreno, who believes that this "very serious "and" huge error "that he attributes to the" intransigence "of the central Executive will be valued in the coming months.
Stats for the last 24 hours - 363 more cases and 10 more deaths
10 deaths in a day in which the infections go down again
The situation in Almeria hospitals continues to be very worrying
The mortality of the coronavirus in recent days is still very high in the province and in the Andalusian community in general. Almería has to add in the last 24 hours ten of the 82 deaths recorded by Andalusia on this day.
Since the start of the pandemic, last March, a total of 410 people with Covid-19 have lost their lives.
Regarding the balance of infections, these continue to decline. According to the daily report prepared by the Health Council of the Junta de Andalucía, Almería adds in the last 24 hours a total of 363 new positives. This Wednesday there were 492 cases and on Monday 592. (NOTE: This is a mistake - the figures quoted are for Tuesday and Monday, not Wednesday and Monday)
It seems that the epidemiological curve is flattening not only in Almería, but also in the Andalusian community. And it is that Andalusia adds this Thursday a total of 3,676 infections, far from the 8,000 reached in previous days.
The situation in the hospitals of the province continues to be very worrying: in this last day there have been 30 new hospitalizations, five of them in the Intensive Care Unit.
The daily report of the Board reports that the province currently has 392 hospitalizations, of which 84 are in the ICU.
The Torrecárdenas Hospital, in the capital, already occupies two floors with Covid patients and is preparing in case one more must be occupied, as reported by the regional administration on Thursday.
The number of infected people who have already overcome the disease in the province is 21,310, after 276 more people from Almeria joined this list in this last day.
Some data that comes after the message sent by the Andalusian president, Juanma Moreno, during her visit to the province of Almería, specifically to El Ejido. The head of the regional government has affirmed that the number of Covid-19 infections in the region "is decreasing" progressively, but predicts "ten or twelve very hard days" in relation to hospitalizations.
In addition, the Andalusian president has insisted on asking the central government to advance the curfew and confinement in areas with a higher contagion rate.
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Cockfight in El Ejido: 90 people without covid regulations and with drugs and weapons
The Civil Guard dissolves the concentration, in which there were several minors
The Civil Guard has dissolved in El Ejido an illegal cockfight in which 89 people were concentrated, including minors, who did not comply with the measures related to the health crisis due to covid-19 of social distance, use of a mask and limitation of capacity, since some of them carried weapons and drugs, for which up to 260 complaints have been filed.
The action carried out in the Pozo de la Tía Manolica, within the ejido nucleus of Matagorda, was carried out by the agents after receiving an anonymous notice about the large concentration of people detected in an industrial warehouse in the area, as indicated by the Institute Armed on a note.
The agents urgently traveled to the place where they surprised about a hundred people, including minors, who were fighting an illegal cockfight "without complying, among others, with the measures related to the health crisis due to covid-19."
During the investigation, the agents located the lifeless body of a rooster with recent injuries and 21 live roosters, which had been cut on the ridges and artificial sharpening of the dewclaws.
In the presence of the agents, numerous people threw a multitude of objects such as knives, narcotic drugs and sharpening utensils on the ground, which were finally recognized by their owners, like most of the animals.
Due to these facts, the agents have investigated a person for a crime related to the protection of flora, fauna and domestic animals and have made 260 complaints related to animal protection in Andalusia, possession and consumption of narcotic drugs and for non-compliance with the relative health measures to the covid-19 crisis. The proceedings conducted have been made available to a judge from El Ejido.
Cumulative stats from the Almería 360 site - El Ejido now has 699.8 cases (approximately 47 fewer since yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)