Almerimar

THIS IS THE CORONAVIRUS ROLLING STORY FOR MONDAY 23 MARCH 2020

Almería numbers update (and a Spanish news story)

It looks like there is a lag between the daily figures published by the Junta de Almería and the local news stories.

The numbers published by the Junta are:

Provincia

Positivo 

Ingresos

Seguimiento activo 

Fallecimientos

Almería

74

23

49

2

However the story here on Diario de Almería has the same figures except 3 deaths being recorded. Here is a translation:

The province of Almería has registered this Monday its highest number of infections in a day, with a total of 16. In addition to the 58 that the Board's Health Department announced on Sunday, the province has, in total, 74 infected people by coronavirus.

Of all these, in the province there have been three deaths, there are 23 admitted and 49 people who are under active monitoring in their homes.

Vehicle test

In the last few hours, eleven rapid sample collection points have been set up from the car in order to speed up the collection and minimize the risk of health professionals. Thus, currently, this type of tests can be carried out in Almería, Cádiz (Campo de Gibraltar and Jerez), Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville (capital, Aljarafe and Osuna). In addition, in the next few hours new points will be enabled throughout the community.

These tests, following the protocols of the Ministry of Health, are being carried out on essential professionals who show symptoms of the virus, by appointment.

Recipes

On the other hand, patients who need to renew their prescriptions will be able to do so without going to the health center. So, when they call to make an appointment, the professionals at the health center or Salud Responde will ask the reason for the consultation, if this is a prescription, in the next 48 hours their doctor will call them and they will upload the prescriptions that the patient receives to the health card need. This measure will avoid unnecessary trips to the health center and guarantee dispensing for all those patients who need it.

Free televisions in hospitals

In order to make the stay in hospitals more bearable and to facilitate access to information, the Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalusian Government has eliminated the payment for using the television signal in the hospitals of the Andalusian Service of Health.

Attention Telephone

From February 25 to Saturday March 21, Salud Responde has managed 74,062 queries about the coronavirus, 2,261 were attended yesterday and the coordinating centers of the 061 have attended 24,735 queries for the same reason since the beginning of the crisis. , 1,652 of them during the day yesterday (19.5% of the same informative or epidemiological consultations and 80.5% assistance).

Through the Health Responds App, 432,187 queries were received in the coronavirus information section during this period, 109,562 of them to carry out the rapid test enabled on Saturday, March 14, in order to help people determine initially whether they need healthcare or not and facilitate their decision-making.

Volume of calls received at coordinating centers 061 and Salud Responde

The Public Health Emergencies Company has received a total of 2,254,746 calls from its 8 coordinating centers for 061 emergency services in Andalusia, as well as Health Responds and its platforms, from Saturday 15 March to Friday 20 March. external teleoperation. This is the global volume of calls that citizens have made to request information about the coronavirus or to carry out any other type of management with the public health system, as well as to request health care from health services through the different lines of care available. In Andalucia.

In this extraordinary situation, we ask users to make responsible use of the lines. You can find out about the coronavirus also on the web pages of the Ministry of Health and Families and the Ministry of Health, as well as on the Responde Health App.

The Salud Responde application is free to download and is accessible for IOS and Android through the link http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/SaludResponde/AppMovil/ or on the websites of the Public Company for Health Emergencies and the Ministry of Health and Families. To enroll in the Health Responde App, it is only necessary to fill in the personal data and enter the DNI and the health card number.

The Public Health Emergencies Company for the care of users has reinforced Salud Responde with 262 operators for the exclusive attention of coronavirus calls. In the same way it has done it in the coordinating centers of 061 with 95 teleoperation professionals and with medical and nursing health personnel for the whole of Andalusia (24 doctors and 27 nurses and 24 TES who distribute 1 12-hour shift of doctor, one of infirmary and another of TES of reinforcement by province). They are joined by 3 backup nurses in Salud Responde and 24 for 112 centers (1 nurse per 12-hour shift in each province).
The Public Health Emergencies Company for the care of users has reinforced Salud Responde with 262 operators for the exclusive attention of coronavirus calls. In the same way it has done it in the coordinating centers of 061 with 95 teleoperation professionals and with medical and nursing health personnel for the whole of Andalusia (24 doctors and 27 nurses and 24 TES who distribute 1 12-hour shift of doctor, one of infirmary and another of TES of reinforcement by province). They are joined by 3 backup nurses in Salud Responde and 24 for 112 centers (1 nurse per 12-hour shift in each province).

The Public Health Emergencies Company continues to adopt measures to respond to the increase in demand. It has put in place telephone triage systems on both the 900 400 061 and 955 545 060 lines to facilitate the management of calls received, in addition to incorporating the possibility of requesting previous telephone appointments with Primary Care health centers that have it. The purpose of this system is to avoid displacement of users to health centers, so that through a set of questions, people can select the modality and reason for their appointment (presence, telephone, recipes or administrative procedures) .

 

 

Details of  the local deaths

- An 86-year-old woman died at the Hospital La Inmaculada de Huércal-Over.

- a 72-year-old man from Dalías.

- An 86 year old woman from Dalias.

 

News from last night - from the OlivePress site

BREAKING: ALL airports and ports to close in Spain from midnight tonight to fight coronavirus – with these exceptions

 

Ramping up the number of tests in the province

The article here has more details in Spanish.

Here is a translation:

Torrecárdenas already does more than 100 tests a day and is preparing to do up to 450

The laboratory started on March 13 at a rate of between 5 and 10 tests a day, its efficiency is increasing day after day.

Torrecárdenas already does more than 100 tests a day and is preparing to do up to 450

The laboratory began to perform the PCR on March 13, with an activity of 5-10 tests / day, and currently they already exceed 100 tests issued in a single day.

"In a few days, productivity has been increased by ten and results reports are being issued continuously every five hours to speed up decision-making on patients who may be affected," explained the managing director, Manuel.

"In a few days, productivity has been increased by ten and results reports are being issued continuously every five hours to speed up decision-making on patients who may be affected.
 
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