This is the rolling coronavirus story for Wednesday 31 March 2021
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Case rates across Spain
Use of the various vaccines in Spain
Stats for the last 24 hours - 185 more cases and 2 more deaths
185 infections and two deaths: the Covid continues its progress at Easter
This day draws attention to the number of cured: 668 in the last 24 hours
After a day without knowing the data on the evolution of the pandemic in Almería and Andalusia, after a computer error, new cases of coronavirus skyrocket. In the province they are dangerously close to 200 positives and in the Andalusian community these exceed 1,880.
The latest update of the data by the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA) shows that Almería adds a total of 185 new cases, although sources from the Junta de Andalucía have clarified that these correspond to the last two days after the problem detected last Monday in the Red Alert database system. Some infections that rise to 1,881 throughout the community.
It should be remembered that this Holy Tuesday the IECA notified only 8 cases in the province and 138 in all Andalusia due to the aforementioned error.
The province of Almería has to mourn two new deaths. These deaths do correspond to the last 24 hours, since the problem in data communication did not affect the number of deaths, hospitalizations and cured yesterday.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, last March, 743 people with Covid-19 have lost their lives in the province.
In the last day, 17 people have needed to be admitted to a hospital in Almería, four in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The most striking thing about the day is the number of new patients: a total of 668 in the last hours. There are already 37,977 people from Almeria who have defeated the virus.
Active cases in the province drop to 10,273, which is the result of subtracting deaths and cured people from the total confirmed.
Level of infections in the province
The provincial incidence rate for the last 14 days stands at 218.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and rises to 247.4 positives in the capital of Almería.
The Almeria municipality with the highest infection rate continues to be Alboloduy, which has a rate of 1,313.6. This town is forced to close its non-essential activity and hospitality after the meeting this Wednesday of the Territorial Public Health Alert Committee, which advances its appointment one day before the Holy Week holidays.
Bentarique (833.3), Santa Cruz de Marchena (502.5), Albanchez (582.2), Fines (522.8), Pulpí (656.5), Adra (507.6), Alcolea (829.4 ) and Paterna del Río (547.9) are the Almeria municipalities that exceed 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the latest data update by the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography.
El Ejido now has 288.9 cases (approximately 1 fewer than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Poniente Region now has 258.7 cases (approximately 13 fewer than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Roll out of vaccines in Andalucía
There is already a date for the vaccination of 65 to 80 years: this is the vaccine that you have
The Board hopes that vaccination can be "multiplied" as of next week
The Junta de Andalucía hopes that its vaccination campaign can be "multiplied" as of next week, when it expects to receive some 368,000 doses, and has set a date for the start of vaccination for people between 65 and 80 years, who will receive a dose of two vaccines: Pfizer or Moderna.
This was announced by the Minister of the Presidency, Public Administration and the Interior and spokesman for the Andalusian Executive, Elías Bendodo, at the press conference after the weekly meeting of the Governing Council and after learning of the detection of a new yet unidentified strain, in which he has indicated that the Board wants to be "very cautious" about the expected arrival of vaccines because the Government of Spain "has not complied" with Andalusia "hitting the exact number of doses" among which it announces that it is going to send to the region and those that then actually arrive, which are fewer, as he regretted.
However, Bendodo recalled that as of April it is expected that the first doses of Janssen's vaccine "can reach" the community, which only requires one dose to achieve immunization, which, added to those already administered in the region - from the Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca laboratories - could allow vaccination to "multiply" in Andalusia, which is "prepared to administer them with 14,000 professionals" for this, as he asserted.
After confirming that "next week the expected arrival of vaccines to Andalusia would be about 368,000 doses, an already important figure." He has detailed that "this week we expect to receive 176,250 doses" in Andalusia, where "69.5% of people over 80 years of age, a total of 336,153, have already received the first dose" of the vaccine, and the forecast is that "next week all those over 80 years of age" in the autonomous community "will have at least the first dose on."
Bendodo has also explained that in Andalusia "practically" "all priority groups" have already been vaccinated with AstraZeneca; specifically, "66% of the teachers and educational personnel and 70% of the State Security Forces and Bodies".
The counselor has indicated that since this past Monday, "all 65-year-old Andalusians" are being vaccinated - which make up a group of 94,803 people - and has announced that "we will go down this way until 55 years of age as we AstraZeneca doses continue to arrive "to vaccinate this age group.
Vaccination stats from 30 March 2021 - OVER 1.18 MILLION more vaccines in the country than announced 2 days before - around 464,000 more vaccines used than announced 2 days before (Note these figures are up to 30 March; the vaccination numbers from 2 days ago were from a mixture of 26-28 March - so there is an element of catch up in these vaccinated figures)