This is the rolling coronavirus story for Monday 23 November 2020
Various medical districts in the province increase their level from tomorrow - including us in the Poniente medical region
Red alert in Almería: 56 municipalities go to the maximum level
The health districts of Poniente and Levante-Almanzora increase their level of risk
The Junta de Andalucía will implement next Tuesday, November 24, the alert level 4 grade 1 as a consequence of the critical epidemiological situation derived from Covid-19 in a total of 103 municipalities in the provinces of Almería, Málaga, Córdoba and Cádiz that are currently They are at alert level 3 grade 1.
This was agreed this Sunday by the Advisory Committee on High Impact Public Health Alerts to analyze the evolution of the pandemic in a meeting chaired by the President of the Board, Juanma Moreno, in which it has been decided to extend until December 10 the general restrictions in force in Andalusia and only make the hours of bars and restaurants more flexible from next Tuesday the 24th to allow their opening until 9:30 p.m. exclusively for picking up orders and the opening of toy stores until 8:00 p.m.
Specifically, the Board will raise from next Tuesday and an initial period of 14 days the alert level 3 grade 1 to alert level 4 grade 1 to the Levante-Almanzora and Poniente de Almería health districts, Campo de Gibraltar in Cádiz, Area Sanitaria Norte de Córdoba and Valle del Guadalhorce in Málaga.
In the case of Almería, the 41 municipalities of the Levante-Almanzora district will pass to alert level 4 (Albanchez, Albox, Alcóntar, Antas, Arboleas, Armuña de Almanzora, Bacares, Bayarque, Bédar, Cantoria, Chercos, Chirivel, Cobdar, Cuevas del Almanzora, Fines, Los Gallardos, Garrucha, Huércal Overa, Laroya, Líjar, Lúcar, Macael, María, Mojácar, Olula del Río, Oria, Partaloa, Pulpí, Purchena, Serón, Sierro, Somontín, Suflí, Taberno, Tíjola, Turre , Urrácal, Vélez Blanco, Vélez Rubio, Vera and Zurgena) and the 15 of the Poniente district of Almería (Adra, Alcolea, Balanegra, Bayárcal, Berja, Dalías, El Ejido, Énix, Félix, Fondón, Láujar de Andarax, La Mojonera, Paterna del Río, Roquetas de Mar and Vícar).
For its part, in the province of Córdoba, the 25 municipalities of the North Sanitary Area will do so: Alcaracejos, Á Señora, Belalcázar, Bélmez, Cardeña, Conquista, Dos Torres, El Guijo, El Viso, Espiel, Fuente la Lancha, Fuente Obejuna, Hinojosa del Duque, La Granjuela, Los Blázquez, Pedroche, Peñarroya Pueblo Nuevo, Pozoblanco, Santa Eufemia, Torrecampo, Valsequillo, Villanueva de Córdoba, Villanueva del Duque, Villanueva del Rey and Villaralto.
In the case of Malaga, alert level 4 will come into effect on Tuesday in the 14 municipalities of the Guadalhorce health district (Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Álora, Alozaina, Ardales, Carratraca, Cártama, Casarabonela, Coín, Guaro, Monda, Pizarra, Tolox and Yunquera) and in the province of Cádiz in the eight municipalities of the Campo de Gibraltar health district (Algeciras, Los Barrios, Castellar de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, La Línea de la Concepción, San Martín del Tesorillo , San Roque and Tarifa).
On the contrary, the Advisory Committee for High Impact Public Health Alerts has decided to lower the alert level from next Tuesday, which goes from 4 to 3, in the 28 municipalities of the Axarquía health district (Alcaucín, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo , Algarrobo, Almáchar, Árchez, Arenas, Benamargosa, Benamocarra, El Borge, Canillas de Aceituno, Canillas de Albaida, Casabermeja, Colmenar, Comares, Cómpeta, Cútar, Frigiliana, Iznate, Nerja, Periana, Riogordo, Salares, Sayalonga, Sedella, Torrox, Vélez-Málaga and Viñuela). Level 3 will also be followed by the six municipalities of the Málaga health district (Almogía, Málaga, Macharaviaya, Moclinejo, Rincón de la Victoria and Totalán).
Restrictions and capacity
Restrictive measures for level 4 include the limitation to a maximum of six people indoors and 15 outdoors for those attending wakes and funerals, as well as the reduction to 30% of capacity in civil and religious ceremonies, while banquets only They will be able to gather 30 people indoors and 50 outdoors, with a maximum capacity of 30%.
Likewise, for the commercial establishments of municipalities in level 4, a maximum capacity of 50% with a safety distance is established, while for public transport the obligation to leave a seat of separation between travelers and a limitation to 50% of the standing squares. With regard to private transport, only two people are allowed per row of seats, without occupying the passenger seat.
On the other hand, in the municipalities at level 4, the hotel and restaurant establishments will have a maximum capacity of 30% indoors and 75% on terraces; gyms 40%, and sports competitions, events and training will be held without spectators.
For cinemas, theaters and auditoriums of the municipalities that are going to be closed on the perimeter, a maximum capacity of 40% has been set, with up to 200 people indoors and 300 outdoors.
Environmental activities in level 4 areas may bring together up to six people indoors and ten outdoors, and parks may be open in general, although children's games will have to be closed, and activities in them may only be concentrated to a maximum of six people.
For municipalities in level 3 districts, the Junta de Andalucía proposes that wakes and burials gather a maximum of ten people indoors and 20 outdoors, as well as limiting the maximum capacity of civil and religious ceremonies and banquets to 50% , where up to 50 people are allowed indoors and 75 outdoors.
Commercial establishments in these areas may fill up to 60% of capacity with a safety distance; The same percentage as for cinemas, theaters and auditoriums, facilities that can hold a maximum of 300 people indoors and 500 outdoors.
Congresses and fairs can also fill up to 60% of their capacity on Level 3, with a maximum of 300 people indoors and 500 outdoors. Likewise, the capacity in hotels and restaurants is limited to 50% indoors, while 100% is allowed on terraces.
For sports facilities the capacity is also limited to 50% on Level 3, with a maximum of 200 people indoors and 400 outdoors.
Regarding transport, it is allowed to occupy 100% of the seats in public transport, and 75% of the standing places. Environmental activities may be practiced in groups of up to ten people indoors and 15 outdoors, and parks and gardens may be open, with activities for a maximum of ten people.
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Stats for the last 24 hours - 75 more cases and 1 more death
Record in the Almeria ICU: 39 people with Covid need Intensive Care
Record also of people recovered: 445 in the last hours
The coronavirus deals a new blow to the province and, once again, it reaches a record. This is related this time to people with Covid hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit: a total of 39 are in the ICU, four more in the last 24 hours.
The number of hospitalized also grows with respect to the data for this Sunday, going from 121 to the current 127, according to data from the Ministry of Health of the Junta de Andalucía.
But there is also good news in this Monday's data: 445 more people are suddenly added to the list of recovered people, which already rises to a total of 11,554.
The data from this beginning of the week, regarding new infections, are also positive, although it must be taken into account that normally fewer cases are reported on weekends.
The province adds in the last 24 hours a total of 75 confirmed positives through the so-called Active Infection Diagnostic Tests (PCR and antigen test). For many days this figure did not drop below a hundred infections.
Andalusia adds 1,455 cases of coronavirus this Monday. On this day, the province of Seville leads the increase in positives with 416 followed by Cádiz and Granada, with 342 each; Malaga with 106; and Jaén with 101. Below the hundred daily positives are Almería with 75, Huelva with 55 and Córdoba with 18.
Despite these latest data, Almería has to mourn another death. There are already 198 people with coronavirus who have lost their lives since the start of the pandemic.
Seville also clearly leads the daily number of deaths from Covid-19 with 14, followed by Granada with nine, Córdoba with six and Jaén with five. Cádiz, Almería and Huelva register one death each, while Malaga does not add any on this day.
Cumulative stats from data on the Almería 360 site (the image is slightly bigger today if you click on it)
This is the rolling coronavirus story for Sunday 22 November 2020
What happens from next week until 10 December
Andalusia maintains the closure of municipalities and schedules until December
The president of Andalusia announces that the situation is complicated but lowers some measures
Andalusia fears the unstoppable advance of the coronavirus and today it has once again reaffirmed its restrictions in all the provinces for the next few days, specifically, until December 10, as announced today by the president of the autonomous community, Juanma Moreno.
Since at the beginning of November the president of the Board, Juanma Moreno, announced the new restrictive measures to contain the advance of the pandemic in the autonomous community, what would be the next step has been one of the issues around which There has been more uncertainty and, this Sunday, the Andalusian president has confirmed the worst forecasts: the measures in force until December 10 are maintained.
After the meeting with the Committee of Experts, which began at 12:30 p.m. and has lasted for more than an hour and a half, Juanma Moreno has appeared at a press conference to detail the new measures agreed and on which, previously , said: "We listen to the experts. The situation continues to be complicated and the decision we adopt today has a fundamental mission: to save lives and save all possible businesses and jobs."
And so it will be during the next few days, since, as Moreno has pointed out, who has said that you have to choose "between what is right and what is easy", the perimeter closure of each and every one of the Andalusian municipalities is maintained until next December 10, as well as the time of the curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 07:00 a.m. On the other hand, as indicated, the hours are made more flexible for hotel establishments, which may be open until 9:30 p.m. for the collection of orders. Likewise, shops dedicated to the sale of toys may be open until 8:00 p.m.
"We are facing very difficult times, I call on you to increase our responsibility in the coming weeks," concluded Moreno, who assured: "We are working hard so that there is a Christmas that allows us to get together with our loved ones and recover economic activity."
Stats for the last 24 hours - 193 more cases and 1 more death
The positives drop to 193, but Almería touches 200 deaths and adds 12 admissions
Hospital pressure drops and 126 more patients recovered this Sunday
The day on which the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, will announce the new measures that will be in force in the eight Andalusian provinces over the next few weeks has been presented with hopeful news for Almería, which today has seen a pronounced decrease in the number of positives detected in 24 hours by adding 'only' 193 compared to more than 300 reported the day before.
The drop in the number of positives that has occurred this Sunday, which leaves 16,699 those infected by coronavirus who have been diagnosed by PCR or antigen tests in Almería, is accompanied by the epidemiological part of the Board of Health and Families Council for a new patient with covid-19 who died in the province, which brings to 198 people from Almeria who have died since March.
An improvement in hospital pressure is also reported in the three Almeria centers, Torrecárdenas, Poniente and La Inmaculada, where after three consecutive days, there has been a decrease in admissions today and 121 patients remain hospitalized, two less than in the day before, despite the fact that in the last 24 hours there have been 12 people from Almería who have required hospitalization. As for the ICUs, today there are 35 patients in serious condition, one less than the day before.
In the rest of Andalusia, the current hospital burden is as follows: Cádiz (352 hospitalizations, of which 58 in ICU), Córdoba (273 hospitalizations, of which 46 in ICU), Granada (638 hospitalizations, of which 128 in ICU), Huelva (133 hospitalizations, of which 18 in ICU), Jaén (293 hospitalizations, of which 45 in ICU), Malaga (352 hospitalizations, of which 53 in ICU) and Seville (565 hospitalizations, of which 118 in ICU).
In the autonomous community, for its part, a total of 2,490 positives have been registered compared to the more than 3,000 on Saturday and this Sunday there were 18 Andalusians who have lost their lives as a result of the disease. Finally, 2,265 covid patients have been recovered, 126 of them in the province of Almería.
The article here on the La Voz de Almería has details of the upcoming ban on the sale of single use plastic bags in Spain.
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This is the rolling coronavirus story for Saturday 21 November 2020
Stats for the last 24 hours - 304 more cases and 2 more deaths
More than 300 positives and two new deaths in another fateful day of the covid
Hospitals in the province keep 123 hospitalized for the third consecutive day
The weekend has begun in Almería with the pandemic again above 300 positives and two new deaths in another black day of the covid in the province, where the virus has become more deadly in the last two months and is already 197 people from Almería died from the disease.
This is how the daily report of the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía collects it this Saturday, where the 304 infected detected in the last 24 hours raise the total of patients diagnosed by PCR and antigen tests to 16,506 of the more than 214,000 that are in all Andalusia, where today 3,424 new infected have been notified.
With this new blow to the province, the pandemic becomes strong in Almeria hospitals, where for the third consecutive day it keeps 123 patients from the province admitted, seven new in the last 24 hours, when a patient in serious condition has needed to be admitted in an Intensive Care Unit, where 36 people from Almeria currently remain.
In the rest of Andalusia, the current hospital pressure remains the same at the moment: Cádiz (366 hospitalizations, of which 59 in ICU), Córdoba (307 hospitalizations, of which 49 in ICU), Granada (678 hospitalizations, of which than 136 in ICU), Huelva (138 hospitalizations, of which 17 in ICU), Jaén (308 hospitalizations, of which 45 in ICU), Malaga (378 hospitalizations, of which 49 in ICU) and Seville (648 hospitalizations, of which 121 in ICU).
It should also be noted that this Saturday, 50 deceased patients have been registered in the autonomous community, 16 of them in Seville, the highest number today.
For its part, the number of cured continues to increase and today there have been 218 patients who have said goodbye to the covid, which leaves the total already on the verge of 11,000 recovered since the beginning of the pandemic, in the month of March .
As reported by Health, as of November 20, the General Directorate of Health Care has carried out a total of 1,687,612 PCR, 649,733 rapid antigen tests and 1,145,537 rapid tests. In total, there are 3,482,882 tests carried out.
This is the rolling coronavirus story for Friday 20 November 2020
Stats for the last 24 hours - 309 more cases and 3 more deaths
Almería once again surpasses the barrier of 300 infections and adds three deaths
The daily data hit, again, the province
It happens again. The province once again surpasses the hard barrier of 300 infections in the last 24 hours and has to mourn three more deaths.
According to data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), Almería registered a total of 309 positives confirmed by PCR and antigen tests this last day, 70 more than last Thursday.
Despite these figures, the province ranks as the fourth Andalusian territory with the fewest infections in recent hours.
A total of 3,673 cases are registered throughout Andalusia, 377 more than those recorded the day before. Seville repeats for the ninth consecutive day as the province with the most daily positives with 855, followed by Cádiz with 789 and Granada with 508. The rest of the provinces register less than 500 cases: Malaga with 447, Almería with 309, Jaén with 276, Huelva with 257 and Córdoba with 232.
The deaths in the Andalusian community have also increased in this last day: 55 deaths from coronavirus, six more than those registered last Thursday.
Three of them occur in the province, which already has 195 deaths infected with Covid-19 since the pandemic began.
This Friday Córdoba is the province that registers the most deaths, with eleven, followed by Malaga with ten, Granada with nine, Seville with eight, Jaén with seven, Cádiz with five, Almería with three and Huelva with two.
Among the positive aspects of the day, it should be noted that the Junta de Andalucía has reported this Friday that hospital pressure is falling in the province, something that will be verified when knowing the data offered by the Ministry of Health in its daily part.
The provincial delegate of Health, Juan de la Cruz Belmonte, assured this Thursday that the coronavirus outbreaks declared in recent weeks in towns of the Levante-Alto Almanzora Health District are not worrisome and are already under control.
Cumulative stats from the Almería 360 website
Contingency plan implemented at the Poniente hospital
Health activates the contingency plan against Covid in the Hospital de Poniente
Only urgent surgical and oncological interventions are maintained, in addition to major and minor surgery that does not require subsequent admission
The evolution of the pandemic in the West of Almeria and the high number of patients admitted to the ICUs of the El Ejido regional hospital has led the Ministry of Health and Families to activate the contingency plan against Covid-19.
Yesterday afternoon, and after the publication of IDEAL in which it was warned that Health had suppressed surgeries in the Hospital de Poniente due to the pressure of the coronavirus in the ICU, the Junta de Andalucía reported that additional spaces are being prepared to increase the care posts for critically ill patients in order to face the gradual increase in coronavirus cases.
Likewise, the Andalusian Government confirmed that “since this week the scheduled activity with admission to the Surgical Block has been suspended, maintaining only urgent and oncological interventions. Outpatient major and minor surgery, which does not require subsequent admission of the patient, is being performed at around 70% of its usual volume ”.
The Board also assured that posts for critical patient care have been increased. «To the 13 care modules available in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), there is also the provision of complementary spaces in the Resuscitation area (up to 18 available positions), which are currently used for the care of non-Covid critical patients. In the Surgical Block, three of the operating rooms have also been reserved, with capacity for a total of six places, in case their use is necessary. These additional spaces have the necessary staff and equipment to guarantee the quality of care, "he explained in a statement in which he specified that, in the Hospitalization area, the center has a floor reserved for the care of Covid-positive patients. 19, with about 60 beds.
Faced with the readjustment of work in the Surgical Area, ICU and Hospitalization, in the rest of the services of the Hospital de Poniente the healthcare activity "continues normally", according to the Ministry of Health.
Thus, in the Emergency Department there are differentiated circuits for patients with respiratory symptoms, which include a tele-consultation. Ordinary activity is also maintained both in carrying out diagnostic tests and in External Consultations, where the use of telecare is reinforced in those cases where it is recommended.
In other units, such as Hemodialysis or Delivery, the activity has developed normally since the start of the pandemic. The Gynecology and Obstetrics Unit has treated a total of 93 women with Covid-19 who have been diagnosed with the disease at some point during pregnancy or before delivery.
Of them, a dozen have been transferred to the Maternal and Child Hospital of Almería to complete their delivery process there and another three for the immediate puerperium, after giving birth.
For his part, the managing director of the Poniente Public Health Agency, Pedro Acosta, wanted to highlight "the extraordinary work that our professionals are developing, with great coordination and involvement of all hospital units." He also stressed that "we are acting to reduce hospital pressure and guarantee both the care of patients affected by Covid-19, as well as that of the rest who require assistance in our facilities."
Acosta recalled that "this work is being carried out in parallel to the expansion works of the ICU, Emergency and Traumatology services, which are being carried out through the emergency route and which will allow us to notably increase the healthcare capacity."
The Intensive Care Unit will expand its surface by an additional 640 square meters. This will make it possible to considerably increase the available beds, with better and larger areas for care, spaces for isolating patients and new work areas for professionals.
In the Emergency Department, there will be an increase in surface area of more than 900 square meters, which will be used for the growth of the urgent pediatric care area, as well as for observation, waiting rooms and consultations for the care of the adult population.
Traumatology will grow by another 159 square meters, which will also be added to the Radiodiagnosis area, located on the top floor.
This is the rolling coronavirus story for Thursday 19 November 2020
Stats for the last 24 hours - 239 more cases and 4 more deaths
They do not stop: Almería adds four more deaths
The province raises the positives for coronavirus to 239 this Thursday
The data speaks for itself. A total of 192 people infected with Covid-19 have died in the province since the start of the pandemic: four of them in the last 24 hours.
Again, a black day that the province is experiencing, as well as the entire Andalusian community, which this Thursday, November 19, adds 49 deaths.
This Wednesday Seville is the province that registers the most deaths, with twelve, followed by Granada with nine, Jaén and Córdoba with seven, Malaga with six, Almería with four, Cádiz with three and Huelva with one.
The infections also increase in the province on this Thursday day. According to data published by the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), Almería registered 239 new cases during these last hours, compared to 218 yesterday.
In all Andalusia, a total of 3,296 positives of Covid-19 are registered, 475 more than those of the day before and 1,441 less than those registered last Thursday. Seville repeats for the eighth consecutive day as the province with the most daily positives with 805, followed by Granada with 608, Malaga with 406, Jaén with 372, Cádiz with 364, Córdoba with 288, Almería with 239 and Huelva with 214.
The province already exceeds 16,000 coronavirus infections.
Andalusian hospitals add their second consecutive day with less healthcare pressure due to the coronavirus by registering 119 fewer admitted in 24 hours to a total figure of 3,162, of which 525 are in an intensive care unit (ICU), three less than the the day before, when the highest number of the pandemic was recorded.
The daily report prepared by the Andalusian Regional Government Health Council will give more information on the situation of Almeria hospitals.
Cumulative stats based on data from Almería 360
Watch out when you are driving down the hill in to Almerimar today. It is a nightmare according to Jacqui.
The roadworks in Calle Alcor appear to have now moved to "the hill". With a queue of traffic trying to enter Almerimar.
Hopefully the new drains will be put in and covered up pretty quickly.
Plus the police were doing checks on all drivers entering Almerimar. At the Velas Blancas roundabout. I guess that part of it is a good thing!