This is the rolling coronavirus story for Tuesday 24 November 2020
Stats for the last 24 hours - 110 more cases and 3 more deaths
Almería maintains a low number of infections (110) but adds three deaths in Roquetas and Abrucena
The Board has reported that the data is being reviewed for errors in the Public Health Surveillance System
247 cured have been reported, so 68% of those infected have already passed the coronavirus
This Tuesday, for the second day in a row, the province of Almería registers a low number of new infections. The Ministry of Health has notified only 110 positives, of which 108 have been diagnosed by PCR tests and antigen tests. Only 75 cases were registered on Monday.
However, the bells cannot be thrown on the fly yet. These low data coincide with the technical problems that are occurring in the Public Health Surveillance System. As reported by the Junta de Andalucía on the website of the Institute of Statistics and Cartography, "due to a technical problem in the import of laboratory results, the data of confirmed cases of COVID-19 that are shown today may be incomplete. As of September, a new procedure for reporting COVID-19 cases has been incorporated into the Surveillance System based on the automatic importation of laboratory results. After an exhaustive analysis of the data, the series, which will be presented consolidated as of tomorrow, November 24 ". We have to wait for the report tomorrow Wednesday to see how this data adjustment is.
Until the data are consolidated, the result of this Tuesday leaves Almería as the second Andalusian province with fewer new cases. In total, in Andalusia 2,228 positives have been reported today: Almería 110, Cádiz 751, Córdoba 112, Granada 152, Huelva 79, Jaén 191, Málaga 267 and Sevilla 566.
By areas, the Almería District is once again the most affected by the pandemic, with 84 new infections. Only 18 have been diagnosed in the Northern District and even fewer in the Western District, with only 12 positives.
Three deceased in Roquetas de Mar and Abrucena
Despite the fact that infections have decreased in recent days, what does not stop are the deaths of people infected by COVID-19. Almería has already exceeded two hundred deaths. This Tuesday three new deaths have been reported: two in Roquetas de Mar and one in Abrucena, thus adding its first victim due to the pandemic.
In total, 202 people from Almeria have already died with COVID-19 since March. The virus has a lethality of 1.17%, that is, one in every 100 infected people in the province is dying.
The data review has caused Andalusia today to be a black day in terms of deaths. 94 deaths have been reported: Almería 3, Cádiz 10, Córdoba 5, Granada 15, Huelva 1, Jaén 19, Málaga 13 and Sevilla 28.
The number of active cases continues to decline
On the other hand, after Monday's cured surge (445), this Tuesday there is still good news in this regard. Health has registered 247 new registrations in the province. That is, 11,801 people have already overcome the coronavirus.
In this way, the number of active cases or people who are infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus decreases. Currently in Almería there are 5,245 active cases, so it is still the Andalusian province with the least, after Huelva, which accumulates 5,570.
However, there is a worrying fact in the report this Tuesday: 17 new admissions have been recorded in the hospitals of the province, six of them in the ICU. However, it is not yet known if they are old cases that had not been accounted for due to errors in the system or if they are income from the last day. It will be known when the Junta de Andalucía sends the communication with the current occupation of the hospitals.
Yesterday, Monday, the record for critically ill patients was broken again, with 39 people in ICUs. In total there were 127 hospitalized in the province.
Accumulated data in the pandemic
Since the first case of coronavirus was detected, 17,248 have already been diagnosed if those diagnosed with serological tests are added, 16,882 if only the PCR and antigen tests are taken into account.
Of all these confirmed cases, 11,801 people have already been cured. That is, 68.42% of the infected people have already overcome the infection.
On the other hand, 1,145 people have needed hospital admission since February due to SARS-CoV-2, which means that 6.64% of diagnosed cases have ended up in hospital. Of them, 159 have developed a more serious symptomatology that has made them enter the Intensive Care Unit. Thus, 13.89% of those hospitalized for COVID have ended up in the ICU. This is still the highest percentage in all of Andalusia, where the average is 8.80%.
In the province of Almería, 202 people infected by the coronavirus have died. The death rate of the virus is the second lowest in Andalusia, after Huelva. 28.18 people out of every 100,000 inhabitants have died. The Andalusian rate is 44.54 deaths.
Cumulative stats from Almería 360 - click on the image to see a much bigger version