This is the rolling coronavirus story for Wednesday 30 September 2020.
Bit busy today so will add the La Voz de Almería banner later
Madrid versus central government
Looks like the battle between Madrid and central government in Spain is reaching a compromise. Seems that the discussions will determine some standard rules for places with more than 100,000 inhabitants across the country. Local rules for smaller places can continue to be implemented by regional government.
Andalucía recommends limiting family gatherings to a maximum of 6 people
Andalusia recommends limiting family gatherings to six people
The exception: except in the case of cohabitants
The Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía has established the recommendation of a new measure that affects participation in family or social groups, both on public roads and in public and private spaces.
Thus, the Junta de Andalucía, as indicated in a statement by the department headed by Jesús Aguirre, recommends that meetings be limited to a maximum number of six people unless they are cohabitants. This measure will be reviewed in the next 14 days.
The Minister of the Presidency, Public Administration and the Interior and spokesman for the Andalusian Government, Elías Bendodo, justified this Tuesday, on the occasion of the Governing Council, the adoption of this restrictive measure in which current data indicates that "80% of the new infections "of coronavirus are currently occurring" at home and in the family environment, in gatherings of friends and family.
In addition, both Bendodo and Aguirre have confirmed that from the Board "it is not ruled out to extend that decision to other areas" such as the hospitality industry, although for the moment that restriction will not be applied in this sector, as they also remain for now without changes the limitations already imposed for the celebration of events such as weddings, first communions or baptisms.
The Andalusian Health Minister has defined the reduction to six of the maximum capacity of family gatherings as "one more turn of the screw to try to sensitize the Andalusian population that the problem we are having in the family environment, and that we must restrict the maximum celebrations and the number of these in the family environment ".
And it is that, as has abounded, in this second wave the volume of asymptomatic patients is "very large", as well as that of young people who test positive, who are the ones who in the end can "infect parents, grandparents or relatives , and that is the problem ", as he has warned.
Along these lines, he wanted to make it clear that, when a "phase of stabilization or reduction" of new positive cases is reached, "we will be much more lax in the restrictive measures" now adopted by the Board, but has justified those agreed upon this Tuesday to avoid a proliferation of infections, and to convey the message that "by taking care of yourself, you take care of your family."
To questions from journalists, Aguirre has also revealed that, so far, a total volume of 26,879 complaints have been registered at Andalusian level for failing to comply with measures to stop the spread of infections, of which "most are mild, due to non-use of the mask in public spaces ", as explained by the counselor, who has detailed that 17,434 of these complaints have been filed by the Local Police, and 6,099 by the Civil Guard.
Stats for the last 24 hours - 53 more cases
It is once again one of the territories of the community with fewer cases
After a hard summer, in which the figures have hit the province daily, Almería returns to the trend of the beginning of the pandemic. And that, little by little, it returns to the tail wagon with respect to new infections in all Andalusian provinces, a position it occupied during the first months of this health alert that jumped in March.
The positives diagnosed during the last 24 hours in the province slightly exceed fifty. And it is that the Junta de Andalucía has notified 53 new cases of coronavirus this Wednesday.
Almería is located this Wednesday in the tail wagon in Andalusia with respect to infections, only Huelva with 41 and Córdoba with 37 have reported fewer positives.
Seville, with 337 cases confirmed by PCR, is once again the province with the highest number of infections in the last 24 hours, followed by Granada with 194, Cádiz with 150, Jaén with 148 and Malaga with 111. The total of positives in Andalusia this Wednesday rises to 1,071 cases, 165 less than the previous day.
A total of 8,114 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Almería since the start of the pandemic. The first confirmed case dates back to February 28.
The regional government has reported that 146 more people have already overcome this disease and in total there are already 4,883.
Another good news for the province is that during the last 24 hours there have been no new deaths, remaining at 115 people with Covi-19 who have lost their lives since the start of the pandemic.
42 people remain in the hospital, of which 11 are in the Intensive Care Unit, after adding the four admissions in the last hours.
In Granada there have been nine deaths in the last 24 hours, followed by Seville with four deaths, while in Malaga and Córdoba there have been three, respectively, and two in Cádiz. The rest of the provinces do not add deaths.
7 and 14 day stats from Almería 360
As usual, see the table in the Spanish article.
History of the Almería 360 7 and 14 day stats