This is the rolling coronavirus story for Wednesday 24 March 2021

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Spanish national infection rate starting to creep up again

https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-24/after-third-wave-subsides-spains-coronavirus-rate-begins-to-creep-up-once-more.html

 

Spain on track to have 70% of adult population having had at least 1 dose by June? (I am guessing the end of June - even though the article says earlier than that in June.) However it all depends on the vaccine supplies being what is expected

https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-23/spain-on-track-to-vaccinate-70-of-adult-population-with-at-least-first-dose-by-june.html

 

In Spain, refuse AstraZeneca and you will not get an alternative vaccine (due to supply shortages at the moment)

https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-24/what-happens-to-people-in-spain-who-refuse-the-oxford-astrazeneca-vaccine.html

 

AstraZeneca starts again in the province of Almería

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/3/provincia/211572/astrazeneca-regresa-hoy-a-mas-de-2-300-almerienses

Google translation:

AstraZeneca returns today to more than 2,300 people from Almeria

The vaccine is re-administered to professionals who were already receiving it

More than 2,300 people will be in charge of giving the starting signal in the province today to return to the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine after it was suddenly paused last week due to doubts about its side effects.

It will be the groups that were already receiving it before the stoppage (health workers, teachers and members of the State Security Forces and Bodies) who will follow it from this morning, although, as indicated by sources from the Health delegation to LA VOICE, the 2,000 people from Almería who will receive it belong to the health districts of Poniente, with 1,000 doses, and of Almería, with 1,300, and it will also be administered this Wednesday to firefighters in the North Health Management Area, which includes the Levante and from Alto Almanzora.

Thus, the same sources point out, in the North district the second doses of Pfizer vaccines will be administered throughout the day to people over 80 years of age, who will also receive it, as usual, this Wednesday in the Poniente and Poniente districts. Almeria.

Stored dose

Specifically, as pointed out by the Junta de Andalucía after learning of the decision taken on Monday by the Ministry of Health to resume vaccination with AstraZeneca from today, the doses that had been stored pending to be inoculated will be administered, as well as almost 18,000 others that They will arrive throughout the week for the entire autonomous community.

Thus, today the Junta de Andalucía is going to remove from the 'freezer' the 1,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that it decided to keep immobilized since last March 12, when the alarm was raised about the possible complications that had arisen in patients who had received the vaccine. So far, in the province of Almería, a total of 19,627 citizens have received doses of AstraZeneca before their 'stand by'.

In the same way, on Monday it was known that Health also approved expanding the age range of those vaccinated with AstraZeneca to 65 years, a request that the autonomous community of Andalusia had made on numerous occasions since the arrival of the vaccine in our country.

After the decision, Jesús Aguirre pointed out, all those people between 55 and 65 years old who are pending to be vaccinated from essential groups previously vaccinated until 55, such as security forces and bodies, teaching personnel and home help, among others, and start vaccination as soon as possible with all 65-year-olds (those born in 1956) and progressively continue with those aged 64, 63, and so on.

More than 100,000

The return of vaccination with the controversial vaccine in the United Kingdom arrives in the province on the day that more than 100,000 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna and 34,283 are already immunized after having received the two doses of the vaccines, which That does not prevent, as the health authorities continuously point out, that the immunized person does not get infected, but rather reduces the severity with which the coronavirus attacks the body.

In the entire autonomous community, so far the Junta de Andalucía has administered a total of 1,239,809 doses of the vaccine against covid-19 and, specifically, 445,365 people have already received the complete vaccine with the two doses, while 349,079 only have the first one.

By provinces, as indicated by the Andalusian Ministry of Health and Families in its daily coronavirus statement, in Seville a total of 269,360 doses have been administered and 98,862 people have already completed the vaccine, while in Malaga the total dose amounts to now to 214,284 and the people with both already inoculated are 77,724.

To the queue

For its part, in the province of Cádiz there are 166,708 vaccines already administered and people with the two doses add up to 60,099; in Granada, 147,382 those administered and 54,761 people with both; and in Córdoba, 147,127 the doses and 53,763 the people with the complete schedule of the vaccine.

And Almería, as usual since the beginning of the vaccination, on December 28, 2020, continues to be among the least vaccinated, despite already having 108,600 people the first dose. Worse numbers, meanwhile, presents Huelva, where the vaccines are 77,359 and 26,060 people already have both.

 

Message to Almería from the Junta de Andaucía

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/3/provincia/211607/los-nuevos-positivos-son-140-son-demasiados-y-nos-estamos-jugando-mucho

Google translation:

The new positives are 140: "They are too many and we are playing a lot"

In Almería, 100,083 doses have already been administered and 34,283 people from Almería have already been immunized

The virus is still very present in the province. That is the message launched this Wednesday by the Junta de Andalucía. "We see how the data on infections are going down day by day, but not as we would like," acknowledged the Government delegate in Almería, Maribel Sánchez.

"Whoever has been able to keep the virus, in such a hard year, outside the doors of their home, now cannot afford to relax and make a mistake that could cost the life of a relative," said the person in charge of the Autonomous government in the province, at the same time that it has once again asked citizens for a lot of responsibility. "We are playing a lot," she said.

The Government delegate has advanced the data for this Wednesday of the evolution of the pandemic in the province. A total of 138 people are currently admitted to hospitals, 48 ​​of them in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 90 on the ward. "There are 140 positives that are going to come out today throughout the province (this Tuesday only 37 new cases were notified), there are too many," he stressed, at the same time that he has distanced himself from the peaks that Almería has reached during the pandemic in those that exceeded 900 infections in just 24 hours.

The latest data update by the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA) shows that the province does not add new deaths in this last day, but new hospitalized: 9 more admitted and 5 in ICU. The number of people who have overcome the disease in 24 hours amounts to 346 (there are already 35,941 people from Almeria who have defeated the virus).

The provincial incidence rate has dropped to 225 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days (yesterday it was 231.2) and that of the capital has dropped to 247.9 positive (this Tuesday it was 263.3), according to data from the IECA.

More contagion capacity

Maribel Sánchez recalled that the province is one of the Andalusian territories where the British strain is most present, in more than 90% of the cases. "These are data that are not given in other provinces, hence the resistance of the virus and that greater capacity for contagion," she acknowledged.

"Of course we can go out to help our businesses and hotels, but being very responsible. We are the ones who make mistakes when we go out," she pointed out.

Vaccination process

The Government delegate in Almería has insisted this Wednesday on the confidence placed in the vaccine. "The only thing that will make us look to the future with optimism is vaccination," she remarked. And it is that this Wednesday the administration of AstraZeneca in the province is reactivated and it is extended to the population between 55 and 65 years old, after the Ministry of Health has authorized it.

According to data from the Autonomous Administration, 1,300 people have been summoned today in the Almería Health District, 1,000 in the Poniente District and in the North Management Area, firefighters are being vaccinated this day and administering the second dose to people over 80 years of age in towns of the Almanzora. "In Almería 100,083 doses have already been put and 34,283 Almeria are already immunized", Sánchez has specified.

"Andalusia cannot be left behind with the vaccine," said the provincial government delegate, who has assured that the Board will claim and will be vigilant so that the community receives the doses that correspond to it by population and risk groups.

"There is no higher priority in this province than to vaccinate, neither Maundy Thursday nor Good Friday will be rested," acknowledged Maribel Sánchez.

 

Cumulative Stats from Almería 360

El Ejido now has 321.2 cases (approximately 3 fewer than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)

Poniente Region now has 301.5 cases (approximately 10 fewer than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)

AlmeriaCoronavirusStats24Mar2021

 

Stats for the last 24 hours - 140 more cases and no more deaths

https://almeria360.com/actualidad/24032021_coronavirus-almeria-miercoles_209367.html

Google translation:

Coronavirus in the province of Almería: 140 new cases detected this Wednesday

The province of Almería has notified this Wednesday, March 24, 140 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía. In the last day no deceased persons have been registered. The total in the province since the start of the pandemic is 725.

Weekly outbreak report

The Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía has sent the report with the outbreaks in the autonomous community to the Ministry of Health. Thus, during the last week 67 outbreaks have been declared, totaling 397 cases. By provinces:

In Almería: 13 outbreaks that add up to a total of 101 cases distributed in the Poniente health district (seven outbreaks of 15, 8, 3, 7, 12, 9 and 10 cases), Almería health district (five outbreaks of 3, 4, 9 , 9 and 9 cases) and Levante-Almanzora district (an outbreak of 3 cases).

In Cádiz: 8 outbreaks totaling 63 cases in the health districts of Bahía de Cádiz-La Janda (five outbreaks of 3, 3, 6, 6 and 5 cases), Campo de Gibraltar Oeste district (two outbreaks of 11 and 8 cases) and Campo de Gibraltar East (an outbreak of 21 cases).

In Córdoba: 12 outbreaks for a total of 60 cases, registered in the Córdoba health district (six outbreaks of 4, 3, 10, 6, 5 and 4 cases), in the Córdoba Norte district (one outbreak of 4 cases) , in the Córdoba Sur district (three outbreaks of 5, 5 and 6 cases) and Guadalquivir (two outbreaks of 3 and 5 cases).

In Granada: 3 outbreaks for a total of 14 cases, registered in the Metropolitan district (one outbreak of 6 cases), Granada (one outbreak of 4 cases) and Granada Northeast (one outbreak of 4 cases).

In Huelva: 2 outbreaks totaling 16 cases, registered in the Huelva-Costa health district (one outbreak of 5 cases) and Condado-Campiña (one outbreak of 11 cases).

In Jaén: 9 outbreaks totaling 47 cases in the health districts of Jaén Nordeste (three outbreaks of 3, 6 and 6 cases), Jaén Norte (three outbreaks of 4, 5 and 9 cases), Jaén Sur (two outbreaks of 6 and 5 cases) and district of Jaén (an outbreak of 3 cases).

In Malaga: 20 outbreaks for a total of 96 cases in the health districts of Malaga (five outbreaks of 5, 4, 3, 4 and 4 cases), Costa del Sol (four outbreaks of 5, 5, 5 and 5 cases) , Axarquía (four outbreaks of 5, 6, 5 and 7 cases), Valle del Guadalhorce (four outbreaks of 4, 6, 5 and 4 cases) and Serranía (three outbreaks of 4, 5 and 5).

In Seville: no new outbreaks have been registered this week.

From last week 67 outbreaks are still active: 14 in Almería, 6 in Cádiz, 10 in Córdoba, 6 in Granada, 5 in Huelva, 7 in Jaén, 14 in Malaga and 5 in Seville.