This is the rolling coronavirus article for 16 March 2022
Almería Province now has 1150 deaths (1 more than the last value, from yesterday)
Almeria Province now has 316.3 cases (approximately 5 more than the last value) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Poniente Region now has 181.9 cases (approximately 1 fewer than the last value) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
El Ejido now has 175.0 cases (approximately 5 fewer the last value) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Stats for the last 24 hours - 198 more cases and 1 more death
Almeria hospitals already only have three patients in the ICU due to covid
The pandemic claims another life in the capital and the province adds 198 cases
Despite the fact that the cases of covid are reluctant to go down, and that the pandemic has once again left one dead in Almería, the situation of the hospitals is the best reason to trust in the definitive end of the sixth wave, since There are only three people who are in critical condition with covid-19 in the province, along with another 21 in the plant.
Faced with this, the incidence has risen slightly again in the whole of Almería and in the districts of the capital and Levante, but not so in the Poniente, due to this unexpected rebound in positives in recent days, since the health authorities they trusted that at this time the cases would already be around 50 daily. However, this Wednesday the new infected have been very close to 200 (there have been 198).
Despite this increase in incidence, the provincial delegate of Health, Juan de la Cruz Belmonte, has assured that in the Ministry "there is no concern", precisely "because hospitals have less and less incidence, and for example there are only two in that of Poniente -where he was when offering these data- 24 in the entire province and only three in the ICU ”.
In any case, Belmonte acknowledges that he is "seeing a stabilization of the positives, and although we are going down, it is not as intense as expected, something that is taking place throughout Spain and Andalusia."
The delegate especially emphasizes the fact that "hospitals are prepared, they continue to work fully one hundred percent, we remember other times when we had a very bad time, but thanks to vaccination since this omicron variant is not as lethal as the delta we can breathe relatively easy”.
Of course, he has once again asked for responsibility: “This is not over, the coronavirus is here to stay and we will have to learn to live with it. My main concern is hospitals and health centers, that 100% return to normality and I think we have learned from many things and have emerged stronger from this pandemic, especially in health care, "he concluded.
The people who have overcome the infection on this day have been, for the first time in a long time, less than the new infections, which implies an increase in the number of active cases, which are once again above 3,000, also after several days below. Specifically, the people who currently have covid in the province are 3,041.
This rebound in cases has led, as we said, to a new rise in incidence. The province stands today at 316.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days. Almost five points more than Tuesday. The Almería Health District rose somewhat more, almost eight points, to stay at the 423.0 rate and after registering 126 cases in 24 hours, the vast majority of the province.
And although the District of Levante and Alto Almanzora has only registered 34 new positives, the incidence rate rises by more than ten points, to 383.3. The only district that reduces its rate is that of Poniente, which with 38 positives on the last day, remains at 181.9.
The situation in Andalusia is very similar to that in Almería: cases stabilize while those hospitalized continue to drop, although a high number of deaths also continues to be recorded. On this occasion there have been 16, and Malaga has once again been the one that has added the most, six. Next, in Seville four have been registered, two in Córdoba and Jaén, and one in Granada and Almería, while Cádiz and Huelva have not added any.
The confirmed cases in the community have been 2,360, almost a hundred more than the previous day, while those hospitalized on the day have been 95, two of them in the ICU.