This is the rolling coronavirus story for Monday 5 April 2021
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Spain planning to ramp up vaccination rate
Stats for over the Easter weekend 1
Almería drops from 10,000 active cases for the first time since January
912 cases have been detected since Friday of Dolores, two more patients in ICU and 15 deaths
The days of Holy Week have left in the province of Almería a reduction in active cases that was not seen since last January, when the third wave of the coronavirus began to take off, the most intense and cruel so far.
Since the data corresponding to the first holiday day were reported on Saturday, March 27, on Dolores Friday, Almería has added a total of 912 new positives for coronavirus that have been counteracted by the recovery of 2,579 infected patients, which has allowed the province to fall below 10,000 active cases for the first time in the last three months after lowering them by 1,682 during Holy Week.
In the absence of the data from yesterday, Easter Sunday, when Health again did not issue the daily epidemiological report, as happened on Good Thursday and Good Friday, at the moment there are 9,237 active cases in the province, that is to say, the potential contagionists. The figure for this Sunday contrasts with the one recorded last Friday in Dolores, when in Almería there were almost 11,000 active cases.
And it is that, as collected by the data of the Covid Portal of the Board, published on the website of the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia, since the prolonged blow of the third wave began in January, the province had seen an increase in daily the number of active cases, which came to close to 15,000 in the worst moments.
Thus, it was not until March 15 when Almería managed to lower the 13,000 potential contagion in the province and reached 12,855. On the other hand, it was possible to drop from 14,000 on March 3 after two intense months that doubled the active cases, since at the beginning of January they were less than 7,000.
If the active cases have been reduced during the days of Easter, on the contrary, the counter of deaths from the covid has seen the number of deaths rise almost daily, since since 07:00 hours last Friday, March 26, And until the same time this Saturday, April 3, when the epidemiological data were known for the last time, there have been 15 people from Almeria sick with coronavirus who have lost their lives, which leaves the total number of deaths at 750 since March.
More in ICU
Regarding the pressure that the hospitals in the province currently endure, there are 119 admitted patients, of which 48 are in an Intensive Care bed, which, when compared with the data prior to Holy Week, leaves a decrease of 28 hospitalized, but an increase of two in ICU, because on Saturday, March 26, there were 147 admitted and 46 who were seriously ill.
In this sense, although yesterday the Junta de Andalucía did not offer the provincialized epidemiological part, it did report on the evolution of the pandemic in Andalusian hospitals and such is the concern for the data that Juanma Moreno again asked citizens for "responsibility" before the more than imminent arrival of the fourth wave. "Let's try to soften its effects," Moreno said after learning that Andalusia yesterday registered 1,157 patients hospitalized for coronavirus, 67 more than the previous day, which means, according to Europa Press, the largest increase in hospital admissions on a Sunday since the registered on January 24 (91) in the third wave, and he has 279 in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), four more than the day before and 37 more than seven days ago.
Likewise, the Board published this Sunday information on the pressure that Andalusian hospitals endure, although it did not describe the situation in each province. According to a tweet published by the Andalusian Government account, the community is now in a better situation than the average of Spanish hospitals, since the Andalusian average is 6.4% and that of Spain is 6.8%. Regarding the pressure in ICUs, in Andalusia it is 14.42% and in all national hospitals it is more than 19%.
Stats over the Easter weekend 2
Covid report: 100 new positives, two deceased and more than 400 cured
In the coming days the incidence of Easter in the pandemic will be verified
After the Easter holiday break, it's time to return to normality. In the coming days it will be verified whether or not these holidays (although they have been atypical) have affected the evolution of the pandemic in Almería and Andalusia, in general.
After this Easter Sunday the daily part was not released, by the Health Ministry of the Junta de Andalucía, the latest data update from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA) reports more than 100 new cases in the province of Almería.
Some contagions that, it should be noted, correspond to two days: Saturday and Sunday. In addition, it must be remembered that the beginning of each week is marked by the so-called 'weekend effect', days in which fewer diagnostic tests are performed.
Despite this, Almería adds a total of 108 new positives detected through the PDIA tests (antigen test and PCR) and Andalusia 1,254, according to the data published this Monday, April 5 by the IECA.
After two days without an epidemiological report from the Board's Health Council due to the Holy Week festivities, on Saturday almost 500 infections were reported from 07:00 on Wednesday.
Currently, there are 9,234 active cases in Almería, a figure resulting from subtracting the number of cured and deceased from the total confirmed positives.
In these last 48 hours, we must regret two new deaths in the province of Almería. There are already 752 people with Covid-19 who have lost their lives since the start of this health alert.
The numbers of hospitalized patients suffer a small readjustment and this Monday one less admission is counted in the hospital centers of the province, although there is one more in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The data for the hope of this day is in the number of people recovered: 428 in the last 48 hours. A total of 39,588 Almeria have already defeated the virus.
The Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography records the rise in the provincial incidence rate in the last 14 days, which stands at 221 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The index of the capital also suffers a small rise and is already 248.9.
Worrying is the situation of Alboloduy, which raises its incidence rate to 2,298.9 cases in the last two weeks.
El Ejido now has 268.6 cases (approximately 20 fewer than LATE LAST WEEK) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Poniente Region now has 254.3 cases (approximately 4 fewer than LATE LAST WEEK) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Vaccinations in Andalucía
Andalusia advances vaccination to the population from 79 to 70 years
Today Andalusia has received 184,860 doses of Pfizer. With the 183,200 doses of AstraZeneca received, the vaccination of the 56 to 65 age group will continue, which began last week
The Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía advances to this Monday the vaccination of the general population of 79 to 70 years, once the vaccination of those over 80 is very advanced, having concluded in many provinces.
This new appointment will be made following a descending order by age, starting with those born in 1942 and 1943 throughout Andalusia. This group is made up of 677,542 people.
These first doses for this age group will be with the preparation of Pfizer and Moderna.
At the same time, Andalusia is going to start citing vulnerable or very high-risk patients included in the vaccination strategy agreed upon by the Interterritorial Council: people with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, solid organ transplant and a waiting list for this, people in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, oncohematological disease, solid organ cancer being treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy, lung cancer being treated with chemotherapy or immunotherapy and people with Down syndrome over 40 years of age.