This is the rolling coronavirus story for Friday 26 February 2021
Vaccination status in Spain - As of 25 February 2021
Article from the El Ejido town hall website today
Health continues with the massive vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in El Ejido for people over 80 years of age and professionals from pharmacies, private clinics and dentists
The mayor and the manager of the Poniente Sanitary District have gone to the point located in the Fairgrounds, where the vaccination is being carried out on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 150 doses are being administered a day
Francisco Góngora has valued "the great work that the Health and Poniente Health District professionals have been developing and that in recent days has been focusing on the proper functioning of this space, which is guaranteeing a correct vaccination rate"
The first mayor has shown his satisfaction because "it is the moment we were all waiting for, which means taking a fundamental step to end this situation of health crisis"
The Ministry of Health and Families continues with the massive vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in the municipality of El Ejido. The mayor, Francisco Góngora, together with the manager of the Poniente Sanitary District, Queti Quesada, has come this morning to the point located in the Fairgrounds where mass vaccination against the coronavirus is being carried out for people over 80 years of age, as well as well as professionals from pharmacies, private clinics and dentists. They are being cited progressively by the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) and in a few days they will start with the teaching staff.
Góngora has shown his satisfaction because "it is the moment that we were all waiting for, which means taking a fundamental step to get out of this situation of health crisis". The first mayor has valued "the great work that the health professionals and the Poniente Sanitary District have been developing and that in recent days are focusing on the proper functioning of this space that is allowing the vaccination rate to be constant" .
Specifically, El Ejido is vaccinating on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and about 150 doses are being administered a day. He is coordinating and controlling access to this point and ensuring the well-being of the people who have received the vaccine. After it, the permanence of these people in the premises is guaranteed for at least 15 minutes to observe possible effects.
The first mayor has pointed out that "from the El Ejido City Council we have collaborated from the first moment with the health authorities of the Junta de Andalucía to find the most suitable space to house this vaccination point". Precisely, Health has selected this area taking into account the accessibility and adaptation of the spaces, in order to make them comfortable for the people mentioned and taking into account the stability and logistics conditions that these vaccines need.
Finally, Góngora recalled that “we are at a key moment, we must not lower our guard, there is still a long way to go and we must continue to be responsible and prudent, maintaining the preventive measures that we all know, in order to achieve what we have been doing for a year chasing ”.
Almería is the only province in Andalucía still in the extreme risk category - story from yesterday (El Ejido not doing well!)
Almería is the only Andalusian province that is still at ‘extreme risk’ due to covid
Although incidence continues to decline, it remains above the rate 250
Almería is the only Andalusian province that remains at ‘extreme risk’ due to coronavirus, which the covid semaphore places above 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days. The region as a whole has come out of this situation, with a rate of 215.2, like all the provinces except Almeria, which, although it continues to decline, currently has an incidence of 317.2 infections per 100,000 people.
Although this evolution can be considered logical, since Almería has remained in recent weeks as the province with the highest incidence of covid, now there has also been a halt in the general decline in cases in the health districts of Poniente and Levante-Alto Almanzora. On the other hand, the Almería district and the capital, which had accumulated the highest growth weeks ago, are now reducing the incidence at a faster rate.
However, the three districts of Almería are still well above the Andalusian average rate and are among the eight with the highest incidence in the community, out of the 33 existing ones. In fact, the Levante district is now the one that accumulates the highest rate in the region in 14 days, of 381.9, while that of Poniente is fourth with 322.4 and that of Almería the eighth with 281.2, after drop more than 27 points on the last day.
In it, the capital is also the only Andalusian that does not get out of extreme risk, despite dropping its rate by more than 36 points on the last day, to 304.
The Andalusian health districts in the best situation are those of the Sierra de Huelva, with an incidence rate of only 41.5, and the Guadalquivir district, with 80.9.
Both are the only districts that fall below the 100 rate that experts and health authorities desire so much to achieve greater control of the pandemic. The situation in the Poniente district now seems the most worrying, since it has broken the downward line and now its incidence rate rises slightly, by a point and a half. Although it is not a notable reduction, it is that slowdown in the reduction of cases.
El Ejido This increase may have a lot to do with the situation of El Ejido, which has seen its rate increase by more than 24 points, going from 448.9 on Wednesday to 474 this Thursday, which places it again very close to the rate 500 that marks the perimeter closure of the municipalities, according to the new restrictions imposed by the Junta de Andalucía.
The infections confirmed in El Ejido during the last week, 195, are very close to those in the capital (220). However, in Poniente Roquetas it does maintain much better data, and is even widely outside the ‘extreme risk’, with 187.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days and 78 infections detected in the last week
Another data that comes to add to this worsening in the situation of the West is the fact that the region concentrates 14 of the 21 new outbreaks detected in the province in the last week and 123 of the 175 total cases detected in them. In addition, the district has declared the largest outbreak in recent days in Andalusia, which has affected 51 people.
The other outbreaks have been distributed in the Almería district (three of 7, 10 and 6 cases) and Levante (four of 3, 3, 3 and 19 cases). In addition, another 20 outbreaks from the previous week are still active in the province.
In all Andalusia, 81 outbreaks with 522 cases have been detected in the last week, and 106 of the previous one are still active.
Stats for the last 24 hours - 154 new cases and 3 more deaths
Infections fall in Almería but three people die in the last hours
The cured surpass the new positives this Friday
New decrease in infections in the province this Friday, after two days of rise. The incidence rate is also decreasing, but the darkest and most painful part of the pandemic remains. And it is that Almería has to regret three new deaths in the last 24 hours.
The latest data update by the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA) shows that the province has a total of 154 positives detected by Active Infection Diagnostic Tests (PDIA), such as PCR and antigen tests. It must be remembered that infections rose this Thursday to 191 and on Wednesday they were 148.
The IECA collects three new deaths in Almería in this last day and there are already 631 people with Covid-19 who have lost their lives since the beginning of the pandemic.
Almeria hospitals continue to receive new patients, but with much lighter figures than those registered a few weeks ago. The data from the IECA reflect 8 new admissions to hospital centers in the province and three to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
There are already 30,270 people from Almeria who have overcome the disease, after the province added 221 cured people this Friday, according to data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography.
The provincial incidence rate is also low. If yesterday it was 317.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, today it stands at 299.5. The same has happened in the capital of Almería, which goes from 304.0 infections to 290.6.
Daily community data
For its part, Andalusia adds 1,197 cases and 33 deaths this Friday, February 26.
The positives for this day are slightly lower than the 1,256 on Thursday and the 1,311 on Wednesday, but almost double the 634 on Tuesday and 650 on Monday.
The 33 deaths on this day are the lowest figure in the last four days after 58 on Thursday, 93 on Wednesday and 100 on Tuesday, although they do exceed 11 on Monday.
The cumulative incidence rate in Andalusia drops again this day to 196.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
Cumulative week day stats from the Almería 360 site - El Ejido now has 454.9 cases (approximately 19 less than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)