This is the rolling coronavirus story for Saturday 12 September 2020.
Stats for the last 24 hours - 161 new cases - 1 more death
161 new cases of coronavirus in Almería, with an outbreak in a residence in Vícar, two hospitalized and one deceased
Fourteen residents and four workers of the San Antonio Residence, affected
A woman dies in Terque's residence
The province has 29 new patients that bring the figure to 2,868
The province of Almería continues to accumulate cases due to the spread of coronavirus, with 161 new infections by PCR in the statistics of the last 24 hours of the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía. Thus, the number of confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic rises to 6,350 positives for COVID-19. Today there is one deceased, corresponding to a resident of Terque, and there are already 97 since the start of the pandemic.
The number of hospitalized has also increased in two cases, being 628 those who have already been hospitalized since the beginning of the health crisis. Where there have been no new admissions has been in the ICU, keeping the total figure at 87.
In relation to the outbreak of the El Manantial de Terque Residence, there are 44 confirmed cases (34 residents and 10 workers) and there is a new deceased (3 in total). There are no changes in the outbreak declared in the El Zapillo de Almería Residence and a new outbreak has been declared in the San Antonio de Vícar Residence, affecting a total of 18 people (14 residents and 4 workers).
With regard to those cured, this Saturday 29 new people from Almería have overcome the disease, with 2,868 already leaving COVID-19 behind, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health.
Confirmation that an El Ejido sports pavilion will become a quarantine place next week
El Ejido enables the sports pavilion to receive coronavirus positives
The objective is to achieve the isolation of these people and that they do not infect
The City Council of El Ejido (Almería) plans to set up a sports pavilion next week to provide a housing solution to people who obtain a positive result of covid-19 and who cannot quarantine in their habitual residence due to the risk of infecting other people, so that this resource will be specified before starting to carry out massive tests in certain nuclei with a special incidence of the disease; some tests that will start in the middle of the week.
The territorial delegate for Health and Families, Juan de la Cruz Belmonte, has valued the "involvement" of the City Council of El Ejido in the "control" of patients to ensure that they are "isolated", a sense in which he has valued the use of a pavilion, which will be defined predictably on Monday, by the local government.
Belmonte, who has pointed out that other localities such as Nijar have had housing solutions for people with covid-19 "for a long time", they trust that other localities join this practice when "they have very important cases or when they detect that there are people who do not can serve "quarantine.
Thus, he has specified that the Territorial Delegation of Health and Families is going to "provide health control of this population, which is asymptomatic" in most cases, as detailed.
In this sense, health workers from the Poniente Health District will also participate in the tests that will begin in the middle of the week with the collaboration of Doctors of the World in different centers to carry out PCR tests on those who previously give a positive serological test.
"We are in talks with El Ejido to carry out joint activities in places where the incidence is higher through meetings with religious communities and representative groups of the entire community of El Ejido, both with the imams and with different groups of other nationalities", has explained the provincial head of Health, who has recognized language problems to get the information.
In this sense, it has also valued the work carried out from the Hospital de Poniente, from where several days ago videos have been broadcast through social networks on how to act in the event of a possible contagion in Spanish, English, French and Arabic, since the The City Council has distributed posters with actions to protect themselves and possible symptoms compatible with the disease.