This is the rolling coronavirus story for Friday 26 March 2021
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Stats for the last 24 hours - 145 more cases and 5 more deaths
Another five dead and more than 140 positives before the holidays start
At the gates of Holy Week, the new infected are above the cured
The Friday of Dolores has confirmed that the data recorded in the province of Almería during the first two days of this week, below the hundred new infected in 24 hours, were a hopeful mirage that has been breaking since Wednesday. And today, the epidemiological part of the Junta de Andalucía has returned to bring bad news to the province, since since 07:00 a.m. on Thursday a total of 145 new patients infected by covid have been detected, which is 13 less than in the day before, but it keeps Almería above the red line of one hundred daily cases and raises the total of cases since March to 48,365.
The deaths, in the same way, have again supposed another black data for the province, since the last 24 hours have left a total of five people dead in the province of Almería, almost half of the 11 registered in Andalusia, just before to start the weekend that is going to bring with it a week of limited 'holidays' and that has prompted dozens of calls for responsibility from the health authorities. And it is not for less, because with the five deaths this Friday, two residents of El Ejido and three of the capital, there are already 734 people from Almeria who have taken the pandemic.
Cured and active cases in Almería
Equally noteworthy today is that the number of cured patients who have received epidemiological discharge is lower than that of new positives, because compared to the 145 infected this Friday, 129 patients have been cured, which brings the total to 36,344 and it does not prevent the number of active cases from increasing, which today stands at 11,287.
As for the patients who have passed through the hospitals of the province due to the coronavirus, the last 24 hours have allowed the admission of 13 patients, of which three have needed to be admitted to an Intensive Care unit given the severity with which The coronavirus has attacked him.
For its part, in Andalusia the barrier of 1,000 daily positives has once again been surpassed and today there have been 1,320, which together with the 11 deaths today, almost half of them in Almería, already leave a total of 503,187 Andalusians infected since March and 9,243 deaths.
El Ejido now has 302.1 cases (approximately 25 fewer than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Poniente Region now has 293.0 cases (approximately 8 fewer than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Production of the J & J vaccine in Spain from June 2021
Spain will produce from June one million Janssen vaccines a day in Barcelona
Minister Reyes Maroto announces that it will be produced at the Reig Jofre plant
Good news for Spain. As announced a few minutes ago by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, Spain will produce the Janssen vaccine from June with a production capacity of one million vaccines per day.
This has been assured by the Spanish Minister during her visit to the Reig Jofre pharmaceutical plant, in Sant Joan Despí (Barcelona), where the vaccine will be produced and where she has been accompanied by the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, who has assured that the European Union will deliver to Spain "what it needs" to achieve the immunization of herd with about 70% of the population vaccinated in summer.
Janssen's vaccine is the first of a single-dose regimen included by the United Nations, which should "facilitate" vaccination logistics in all countries, they point out from the WHO. Additionally, the "extensive" data from large clinical trials shared by the company also show that the vaccine is "effective" in older populations.
To accelerate the inclusion of the vaccine, WHO and a team of evaluators from all regions adopted what is called an 'abbreviated evaluation', which is based on the results of the EMA review and evaluation of the data from quality, safety and efficacy.
The assessment also considered suitability requirements such as cold chain storage and risk management plans to be implemented in the countries. And, although the vaccine must be stored at -20 degrees, which can be a challenge in some environments, it can be stored for three months at 2-8 ° C and has a long shelf life of two years.
Latest vaccination stats - published this evening with data up to Thursday 25 March 2021 to Spain - Around 228,000 vaccines used in 24 hours - with around 113,500 more people being vaccinated completely in 24 hours.