This is the rolling coronavirus story for Saturday 7 November 2020
Possible closure of bars in Andalucía to be discussed tomorrow
Bar closings: Moreno acknowledges that a decision will be made on Sunday
The president indicates that the data on deaths and hospitalizations are worrying
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has affirmed that the possibility of closing the hotel and catering businesses to try to stop coronavirus infections in the community is "on the table" and that a decision will be made on Sunday on the occasion of the meeting of the technical-scientific committee that advises the regional government.
In statements to TVE, collected by Europa Press, Moreno has indicated that the data on the deceased and those hospitalized in the community are worrying, which will lead her Government to decide on new measures this Sunday, which, if the data is negative, may.
She has indicated that "for now" they are not going to request the home confinement of the population, pointing out that it would be the "last of the resources", because this confinement "causes very serious consequences in the economic and social spheres. " She pointed out that there are other resources before, such as "limitation in the movement of many sectors" and depending on how the figures evolve, they will be more or less "restrictive" measures.
In this sense, he has indicated that the closure of the hotel and catering sector is a "proposal that is on the table" and that it will be debated depending on the provinces, because the incidence of the coronavirus is not the same in all. "You can not make a standard decision, but must be singled out based on the incidence," as indicated by the president.
He has expressed that it is "very sad" to have to "close" the hospitality industry, a fundamental economic sector in Andalusia and Spain, and that he has taken "very serious and sensible" measures.
Moreno has insisted that while there is no vaccine and effective treatment, we must try to limit the mobility of the citizen. "We have to prevent people from moving to those meeting points that are, unfortunately, the hotel industry," according to Moreno.
On the other hand, the president has considered that in order for a home confinement to be applied, a change has to be produced in the decree of the central government's state of alarm, because, as he insisted, the communities do not have the capacity to decide. He has expressed that hopefully we do not have to reach home confinement, but if we had to do it, we have to be prepared and we cannot be late, especially because the Christmas campaign is approaching.
"If decisions have to be made, let them be taken now and the ground is prepared for the future," according to Moreno, who has insisted on asking the central government to examine what is the appropriate regulatory framework for the communities or failing that the State, can make a decision on home confinement.
Now more intensive care hospitalisations than in March in Andalucía
Andalusia exceeds the March peak of ICU admitted by Covid and reaches 442
New hospitalizations are down compared to yesterday, although in total they are 635 more than a week ago
Andalusia has surpassed this Saturday, November 7, the peak of hospitalized for coronavirus Covid-19 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) reached in March when 442 patients were registered in this Unit, 16 more in 24 hours and four more than the 438 in 30 March, while those hospitalized have fallen to 3,197, 29 less in 24 hours and 635 more than seven days ago.
These data appear in a graph published on social networks by the Junta de Andalucía, consulted by Europa Press, which reflects the daily evolution of hospital admissions for Covid-19 in the autonomous community.
Five days after exceeding the maximum record of 2,708 hospitalized at the end of March and after weeks with increases in the daily figure, this day the hospitalized fell to 3,197, 29 less than the day before after the rise of 28 on Friday, 77 on Thursday , 185 on Wednesday, 172 on Tuesday and 153 on Monday. The 3,197 hospitalized registered this Saturday are 635 more than the 2,562 registered seven days ago.
Likewise, the number of ICU patients experiences its twentieth consecutive rise with 16 more, after the increase of four on Friday, -the smallest increase in the last week-, from 14 on Thursday, from eight on Wednesday, from 19 on Tuesday, from 22 on Monday and from 19 on Sunday.
The 442 ICU patients counted this day are 102 more than the 340 hospitalized in these units a week ago and for the first time the 438 counted on March 30 were exceeded in the maximum peak of the pandemic in the first wave.
Stats for the last 24 hours - 275 more cases and one more death
On the rise: on Saturday 275 more cases of Covid-19 and one deceased are left in Almería
Hospitals register 9 admissions, one in ICU, and there are 82 more recovered compared to yesterday
With 24 hours to go to learn about the new measures and restrictions that the Junta de Andalucía will take to try to stop the advance of the pandemic in the community, the data on Saturday are once again devastating in the autonomous community: almost 5,000 more positives (4,993 exactly) and 55 new deceased.
Figures that also continue to rise in Almería: the daily report provided by the Board's Ministry of Health and Families places at 275 the new 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. There are 18 more cases than yesterday, Friday, when the province registered 257 new cases.
In this way, the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic already stands at 13,408.
Likewise, there is another fatality due to the coronavirus, so the virus has caused 163 deaths throughout the province since March. according to data collected until seven in the morning this Saturday.
In Andalusia as a whole, Salud y Familias reports that, currently, 3,197 patients confirmed with Covid-19 remain admitted to Andalusian hospitals, of which 442 are in ICUs.
As for the Almeria hospitals, 9 more patients have been admitted in the last 24 hours, one of them in the Intensive Care Unit.
After this update, Almería continues to have more than one hundred admissions for Covid-19: there are 105 hospitalizations registered by the Board, 24 of them in ICU.
The rest of the community presents this situation: in Cádiz there are 282 hospitalizations, of which 38 in ICU; in Córdoba, 332, of which 41 in ICU; in Granada there are 808 patients hospitalized for the disease, of which 111 are in the ICU; and in Huelva there are 148 hospitalizations, of which 17 are in the ICU.
In addition, in Jaén 346 people are admitted for the disease, 51 of them in ICU; in Malaga there are 326 hospitalizations, 47 in the ICU; and in Seville, 860 hospitalized patients, 113 in Intensive Care.
As for those recovered, there are 82 more people in Almería who have overcome the coronavirus after the last report, a total of 8,997 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Therefore, the coronavirus cases that are still active are 4,248: the difference between the 13,408 confirmed cases and the sum of deaths and recovered.
Regarding the outbreaks, Health and Families reports that the outbreak in the Santo Cristo del Bosque de Bacares residence for the elderly reaches 27 cases: 20 residents and 7 workers.