This is the rolling coronavirus article for 13 January 2022
The article here from last night on the La Voz de Almería has a table of the infection rates in all the towns in the province (data from yesterday)
All of Almería rises to alert level 2: this is the incidence town by town
The new scenario does not imply new restrictions on schedules or capacity
The three health districts of the province of Almería return to alert level 2 for Covid-19 as of midnight this Thursday, January 13, as decided by the territorial committee of High Impact Public Health Alert of Almería. The measure, however, does not imply time limits or capacity for shops, hotels, nightlife and other activities.
It will continue to be necessary, Europa Press collects, the covid passport for visitors and companions of hospitalized patients or residents of social and health centers and for those who want to access the interior of hospitality and nightlife establishments. Measures such as the use of a mask indoors and outdoors are also maintained, in case the distance of 1.5 meters cannot be guaranteed.
The decision, details the Junta de Andalucía through a press release, has been taken after the meeting of the territorial committees of High Impact Public Health of the eight Andalusian provinces.
The new scenario of alert level 2 for the province of Almería as a whole, a situation in which all of Andalusia is also found except Huelva, which remains at level 1, is presented on a day in which the sixth wave of the coronavirus is showing its bloodiest side, with four deaths in the last 24 hours.
The thresholds that determine the different alert levels are established taking into account seven indicators: Accumulated Incidence (AI) at 14 days, AI in people over 65 years of age, PDIA tests, traceability percentages, ICU bed rates, hospitalization rate and coverage. vaccination.
The meeting this Wednesday, recalls the Board, adds to the continuous monitoring of the epidemiological situation that they maintain in their respective provinces.
Therefore, Almería returns to alert level 2 two weeks after having passed to level 1. Jesús Aguirre, Minister of Health of the Board, said then that the levels do not carry restrictions at the moment but they are "indicative" so that the population knows the "upward trend" of the evolution of the pandemic in each territory and district.
Thus, one day before the level change, almost ninety percent of the province (92 towns) are at "very high" risk (previously "extreme risk") of coronavirus contagion by overcoming a cumulative incidence of 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. And of the eleven municipalities below this figure, only seven are in a "controlled circulation" scenario as they have a 0 rate; that is, they have not registered positives in the last 14 days.
These are data extracted from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA) this Wednesday, January 12, which leaves this X-ray of the covid-19 in the province of Almería according to the risk levels of the Covid risk traffic light, the frame of reference for the risk assessment recommended by Health.
Town to town - see the Spanish article to view the table
At this time, therefore, there are 92 localities above 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days and therefore they are at very high risk. It continues to lead the Birth list, with a rate of 5,846.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and it is closed by Santa Cruz de Marchena, which barely exceeds the number marked by two points, with a rate of 502.5.
At high risk, with an incidence between 300 and 500 cases, there is only Chercos (335.6), while in a situation of medium risk of contagion, having a rate that ranges between 100 and 300 cases per 100,000 Inhabitants are Partaloa (289.9), Paterna del Río (274) and Enix (194.6).
Finally, in a scenario of controlled circulation (which replaces what was previously called "new normal", between 0 and 50 cases) we found seven localities in which no positives have been registered in the last 14 days: Alsodux, Benitagla, Cóbdar, Laroya, Olula de Castro, Senés and Velefique.
As for the health districts of the province, the situation is as follows: Almería has a rate of 2,294.7; that of Poniente has 1,700.5 and that of Levante-Alto Almanzora, 2,523.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
In Almería capital the accumulated incidence is 2,515.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
Almería Province now has 969 deaths (1 more than the last value)
Almeria Province now has 2170.8 cases (approximately 47 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 1628.6 cases (approximately 72 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 1656.0 cases (approximately 84 fewer than the last value) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Self diagnosis antigen tests to cost no more than 2.94 euros in chemists from this coming Saturday
Antigen tests may not cost more than 2.94 euros in pharmacies
From this Saturday this self-diagnostic test will have the same price
The Interministerial Drug Price Commission (CIMP) has unanimously agreed that the maximum sale price of the COVID-19 self-diagnostic antigen tests in pharmacies will be 2.94 euros as of this Saturday.
At a press conference this Thursday after the CIMP meeting, the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, explained that the "main objective has been to set the most affordable price possible, always taking into account the necessary balance so that the product is available in the pharmaceutical channel ".
As detailed by Health, the criteria for setting those 2.94 euros of maximum price have contemplated, among others, the cost it has in other countries. "Sales prices have been considered since July, when the product was put on the market in Spain, to date. We have considered the margin in the commercial framework of pharmacies and this, considering that the product is exempt from VAT, we has given an orientation, "he explained.
The agreement, which will be signed today and will come into effect this Saturday, will be applied to all COVID-19 self-diagnostic antigen tests that are sold in pharmacies and that have been authorized by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Products. Sanitary (AEMPS).
The price restriction of these products has been applauded by a good part of the health and pharmaceutical sector, which see this measure necessary although they consider that it is "late", since they consider that it should have been launched before Christmas, when demand grew before the large increase in COVID-19 cases due to the arrival of omicron.
For example, the General Council of Official Associations of Pharmacists (CGCOF) highlighted on Monday, after the announcement of its regulation by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, that setting a maximum price "will contribute to ending a situation repeatedly denounced and of which pharmacists have been victims, due to excessive price increases and tensions in the market caused by actors outside the pharmaceutical channel ".
Nurses, for example, have also been in favor. "It does not make any sense that, in the situation in which we find ourselves in terms of the incidence of coronavirus cases, antigen tests are used for purely profit-making purposes. From the beginning we argued that these tests should preferably be carried out by health professionals, but It is true that after liberalizing its sale, more than six months ago, it does not make sense that now there is someone speculating about it. The exorbitant price increases registered in mid-December made us already warn of the situation and asked the Government to support intervention ", said the president of the General Council of Nursing (CGE), Florentino Pérez Raya.
Stats for the last 24 hours - 1546 more cases and 1 more death
Another death, more than 1,500 positives and 20 more hospitalized for covid in Almería
Covid income quadrupled, but still 1% of cases
Another death from covid-19 is the worst news from the Ministry of Health and Families this Thursday, no matter how much there have been three deaths less than in the previous two days, although in Andalusia the bleeding of deaths this week is also maintained , with another 28, so that since Tuesday almost 90 have joined the community.
The most worrying fact in the daily report is that the rate of hospitalizations has not decreased, which this day has been another 20, four of them in the ICU, so that in the province there are already 113 patients admitted with covid-19, 26 of them in intensive care.
As the provincial delegate for Health, Juan de la Cruz Belmonte, highlighted this morning, the current hospital pressure is much higher than a month ago, when the province had "only" 27 hospitalized, eight of them in the ICU. This means that the number of patients admitted today is more than four times more than on December 13, while the number of patients in the ICU has tripled in the same period.
However, the percentage of hospitalized in relation to confirmed cases remains stable, at 1 percent of the total. The same happens with those admitted to intensive care, which although they have tripled in their number, they also continue to be around 0.1 percent of confirmed covid cases in the province.
Given the increase in cases and hospitalized, Juan de la Cruz Belmonte has emphasized the need "to be very aware of the transmission capacity of the virus" and "the importance of the mask, the safety distance and the ventilation above all, as a means of trying to cut off this massive transmission that is taking place. "
And it is that although in the province 1,546 cases have been confirmed this Thursday, more than half a thousand less than the previous day, they are still high for the province, which is now among the most affected in Andalusia, where 11,177 new positives have been confirmed.
Belmonte has also referred that Thursday to the rise to level 2 of alert before the covid in the entire province, something that in his opinion is "an alert signal for the population." "Thanks to such high vaccination we can maintain this level, we have to promote vaccination to almost 100% of the population, so that the person who is not vaccinated, gets vaccinated, because we have realized that more than 50% of people in the ICU are unvaccinated and young ”, he added.
Finally, the delegate has asked the population to avoid going to health centers to process sick leave, so as not to collapse, and to "resort to telematic methods."