This is the rolling coronavirus story for Thursday 29 October 2020.




Possible 6 month national state of alarm with congressional oversight every 2 months?


Interesting article about how coronavirus spreads


Detailed announcement of coronavirus measures in Andalucía expected later today

Google translation:

Andalusia announces additional measures by health districts in

The BOJA will publish this Thursday specific measures for each municipality included in a district

The Andalusian counselor of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior, Elías Bendodo, has announced that the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) will publish this Thursday specific measures for each municipality included in a health district, depending on the incidence of the coronavirus among its population.

In an appearance in Seville before the media, during a visit to the central warehouse of the Andalusian Health Service (SAS), he defended the new measures announced yesterday by the President of the Board, Juanma Moreno, to deal with this "third wave "of the pandemic that affects Andalusia and that is coming" very aggressively. " He has indicated that the new measures, which involve the perimeter closure of the autonomous community and the provinces of Granada, Jaén and Seville and their respective municipalities, among others, are tough, "but necessary and essential."

He has indicated that at the moment the Board is working by health districts and a level will be established for each of them depending on the incidence of the pandemic (level 1, level 2, level 3 or level 4), just as the communities they agreed with the central government. He has pointed out that for each of these levels, there will be specific measures, and each health district will be framed within a level depending on the evolution of the pandemic.

He added that these specific measures are being finalized and throughout the day today they will be made public in the BOJA so that they come into force at the same time as the measures announced yesterday by the president, which come into effect at 00.00 hours of this Friday, October 30.

Bendodo explained that level 4, the most serious, is established when 250 positive cases of coronavirus are exceeded per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. He has stated that the Andalusian average is close to 400 today, so that the situation is worrying and measures must be taken.

He has insisted on asking all Andalusians for understanding because the situation is very difficult, but the Andalusian Government will be up to the task and will continue to take the necessary measures to preserve the health of citizens.

As Bendodo has added, these specific rules for each municipality included within a health district will be made public this Thursday and issues such as the capacity limit for events or celebrations will be detailed according to the incidence of the coronavirus in the municipality in question.


Article from last night with some detail of the measures being to be taken in Andalucía

Google translation:

Perimeter closure, isolated provinces, hospitality ...: the measures in Andalusia

Bars will have to close at 10:30 p.m., half an hour before curfew

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has announced this Wednesday the perimeter closure of the autonomous community from 00.00 hours this Friday, October 30 and until November 9, with the aim of curbing contagion by coronavirus. It also includes the perimeter closure in the provinces of Granada, Jaén and Seville, currently at level four of health alert.

Moreno has appeared via telematics before the media after presiding, in the Palacio de San Telmo in Seville, a meeting of the Advisory Council for High Impact Public Health Alerts, better known as the ´committee of experts´, to analyze the situation of the pandemic in the community and possible new measures to stop it.

Andalusia has added this Wednesday a total of 33 more deaths from Covid-19 coronavirus in 24 hours, 19 less than the day before but fifth highest number in the second wave of the pandemic, and 2,042 new positives confirmed by PCR and antigen tests, 781 less than this Tuesday. For their part, Andalusian hospitals have registered a new day of increasing their care pressure with 2,312 patients admitted for Covid-19, 50 more in 24 hours and 745 more than a week ago, while the number of admitted to a Unit of Intensive Care (ICU) rises to 293, eleven more than this Tuesday and 95 more than seven days ago.

These new measures of the Board are adopted after the decree of state of alarm approved last Sunday by the Council of Ministers allows the autonomous communities to set mobility and contact limitations with the protection of that constitutional instrument.

Thus, the autonomous communities may decide to limit the entry and exit of their territories, for the entire perimeter of the region or for a lower area for a minimum period of seven calendar days, and their presidents will be the competent delegated authorities.


The Junta de Andalucía has agreed this Wednesday to maintain the schedule of the general limitation of night mobility initially set by the Government of Spain for the strip from 23.00 to 6.00 hours so that, in coherence, it sets the closure of all the hospitality industry at 10.30 pm, while it has limited meetings to six people in both the public and private sectors, except between cohabitants.

Existing measures

Before the approval of this decree on the state of alarm, the Junta had already taken measures to stop the contagion in various parts of Andalusia. Thus, one of the first decisions agreed upon was the closure of the perimeter of Granada and its metropolitan area and the limitation of the mobility of people from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am, except for justifiable reasons. The measures also led to the suspension of face-to-face classes at the University of Granada.

A few days later came the decision on restrictions in the capitals of Córdoba, Jaén and Seville, as well as in twelve municipalities in those provinces, and in the Almeria town of Los Gallardos. For its part, the municipality of Ecija was affected by a mobility restriction that was extended. All these measures, some extended, were in force since last weekend with a last publication in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA).

Regarding the restrictions that were approved for Córdoba, Jaén and Seville and for thirteen municipalities, they consisted, among other issues, in that the hotel and catering establishments will limit the capacity to 50 percent, including function rooms, both indoors and outdoors. outside, not being allowed the consumption in bar. The tables or groups of tables must keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters with respect to the chairs assigned to the other tables or groups of tables in order to ensure the maintenance of the proper physical distance of at least 1.5 meters between people seated at different tables or, where appropriate, groups.

Stats for the last 24 hours - 300 more cases and 2 more deaths

Google translation:

Almería: 300 positives and two deaths on the eve of the closure of Andalusia

The daily report also registers 6 new hospitalized, 2 in ICU, and 143 recovered

The province of Almería has registered 300 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, as recorded by the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography on its website. A record number with a minimal variant: there are 299 positives determined by PDIA (Active Infection Diagnostic Tests), which include all cases of Covid-19 with active infection, confirmed by PCR technique or rapid antigen tests, and 301 if they take into account serological tests.

In addition, the day leaves two more deaths and 6 new hospitalizations, with 2 admissions to the Intensive Care Unit. As for those recovered, on this day there are 143 more people who have received the epidemiological discharge.

These are data that arrive on the eve of a bridge before which the Junta de Andalucía has announced the perimeter closure of the community, a measure that will be maintained until November 9, and other measures, which will be published throughout this Thursday in the BOJA, for the different health districts depending on the level of alert.

After these data, as of October 29 there are 3,271 active cases of coronavirus in Almería (156 more than yesterday); this is the difference between the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic -11,504 cases- and the sum of deaths (152) and recovered (8,081).

If Almería has broken its record of positives in one day, so has the community as a whole: there are 5,202 cases in the last 24 hours, with 31 deaths.

Hospitalized and outbreaks

Regarding the situation in hospitals, Almería continues to be the province with the lowest hospital pressure, with 66 hospitalizations, 10 of them in the ICU. In the rest of Andalusia, this is the situation: in Cádiz there are 218 hospitalizations, of which 31 in ICU; in Córdoba, 223 hospitalizations, of which 27 in ICU; in Granada there are 569 hospitalizations, of which 74 in ICU; in Jaén there are 254 hospitalizations, of which 34 in ICU; Malaga reaches 238 hospitalizations, 34 of which are in the ICU, while in Seville there are 691 hospitalized people, of which 79 are in Intensive Care.

In the community as a whole, the Ministry of Health and Families reports that, currently, 2,345 patients confirmed with Covid-19 remain admitted to the

Andalusian hospitals, of which 296 are in ICUs.


Latest 7 and 14 day stats from the Almería 360 site

See the tables in the Spanish article for details.


 Cumulative stats based on Almería 360 data