This is the rolling coronavirus story for Saturday 31 October 2020.
Doing a bit of a catch up today. As I have been busy the last couple of days. So here is a first story from 2 days ago.
Restrictions in the province - article from 29 October 2020
Restrictions in Almería: all measures in the province according to the alert
El Poniente is located at Level 2 and Almería and Levante-Alto Almanzora at Level 3
It was announced on Thursday morning by the Andalusian Minister of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior, Elías Bendodo: Andalusia was going to take specific measures for each municipality encompassed in a health district, depending on the incidence of the coronavirus among its population. And those measures have been finalized this afternoon,
It was Juanma Moreno, president of the Board, who made it known through Twitter. "The perimeter closure of Andalusia and 449 municipalities of our community comes into effect this midnight. I leave you the measures that will be applied in each site taking into account the incidence of the virus. Please, let us all be responsible," he says in a message that It is accompanied by several images where the restrictions are specified according to the alert levels.
There are three levels: 2, yellow; 3, orange, and 4, red. In the case of the province of Almería, the Poniente Health District is at Level 2 and those of Almería and Levante-Alto Almanzora at Level 3, so the province, like Huelva, is freed from the most restricted restrictions. demanding. Level 4, which affects a large part of Andalusia, prevents entry and exit from these towns unless it is for just cause.
Level 2: Poniente Health District
In environmental activities, 10 people are allowed indoors and 20 outdoors. Parks and gardens may be open and no more than 15 people can participate in activities.
Commercial establishments have a limit of 75% of the capacity with a safety distance.
For cinemas, theaters, auditoriums, museums, congresses and fairs, also 75% of the capacity: 400 people indoors and 800 outdoors.
In public transport, 100% of the seats and 75% of the standing places can be completed. And the rest of the transport, as many people as there are places.
At wakes and funerals, 10 people are allowed indoors and 25 outdoors.
In civil and religious ceremonies, 50% of the capacity. As for banquets, 100 people indoors and 150 outdoors, always without exceeding 75% of the capacity.
In hotels and restaurants, 100% of the capacity can be occupied on the terraces and 75% indoors.
And in sports facilities, 65% of the capacity: 400 people indoors, 800 outdoors.
Level 3: Health Districts of Almería and Levante-Alto Almanzora
In environmental activities, 10 people are allowed indoors and 15 outdoors. The parks and gardens may be open and no more than 10 people can participate in activities.
The commercial establishments have a limit of 60% of the capacity with a safety distance. For cinemas, theaters and auditoriums, museums, congresses and fairs, also 60% of the capacity: 300 people indoors and 500 outdoors.
In public transport, 100% of the seats and 75% of the standing places can be completed.
At wakes and funerals 10 people are allowed indoors and 20 outdoors. In civil and religious ceremonies, 50% of the capacity. As for banquets, 50 people indoors and 75 outdoors, always without exceeding 50% of the capacity.
In hotels and restaurants, 100% of the capacity can be taken on the terraces and 50% indoors.
And in sports facilities, 50% of the capacity: 200 people indoors, 400 outdoors.
It affects the entire provinces of Granada, Jaén and Seville, as well as La Vega (Málaga), Sierra de Cádiz and Jerez-Costa Noroeste (Cádiz) and Córdoba Sur.
How the state of alarm in being implemented across the country - article from yesterday
Another interesting article from the English version of the El País site - about how the virus is spreading in Spain
Stats for the last 24 hours - 227 more cases and 1 more death
Almería: 82 hospitalized in one day with more than 200 positives and a new death
An outbreak in the workplace has been declared in Vélez-Rubio that affects 12 people
The ascending path of the epidemiological curve in the province seems to have no end and today, Saturday, it once again leaves Almería above the 200 positives detected by PDIA (Diagnostic Tests for Active Infection), which includes all cases of COVID-19 with active infection, confirmed by PCR technique or rapid antigen tests, with 227, which leaves the total of these since the beginning of the pandemic at 11,636.
This is collected by the daily report provided by the Andalusian Regional Government's Ministry of Health and Families, in which a new patient with covid has died since 9:30 am yesterday, Friday, which leaves the total at 156 from March in a day in which 54 people have died throughout Andalusia.
In the same way, the number of hospitalized patients in the province continues to increase, which, after adding seven new ones in the last 24 hours, currently has a hospital pressure that reaches 82 hospitalized, 13 of them in an ICU bed.
For their part, the rest of Andalusian provinces present a more serious situation in their hospitals, as reflected in the data updated today:, Cádiz (226 hospitalizations, of which 35 in ICU), Córdoba (249 hospitalizations, of which 28 in ICU), Granada (620 hospitalizations, of which 86 in ICU), Huelva (112 hospitalizations, of which 7 in ICU), Jaén (282 hospitalizations, of which 39 in ICU), Malaga (240 hospitalizations, of which than 38 in the ICU) and Seville (751 hospitalizations, of which 94 in the ICU).
For their part, there have been 118 more COVID patients who have already given up the disease in the last 24 hours, 8,327 since March.
Finally, it should be noted that the Junta de Andalucía has notified today a new outbreak in the municipality of Vélez-Rubio, which has occurred in the workplace and already affects 12 people who have tested positive for a PCR test. This is the only outbreak detected in the province in the last 24 hours according to the latest report published by the Ministry of Health and Families, which states that Andalusia once again exceeds 5,000 positives and today it has detected 5,622.