This is the rolling coronavirus story for Thursday 22 April 2021
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Stats for the last 24 hours - 157 more cases and 3 more deaths
157 cases: the fourth wave is contained in Almería, with three more deaths
There are 277 people from Almeria who receive epidemiological highs in the last hours
The fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic is contained in the province of Almería, according to data from the last days provided in the reports of the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía.
The department headed by Jesús Aguirre has pointed out that in the last hours a total of 157 new cases of Covid-19 detected in PCR tests and antigen tests have been notified to the Ministry of Health from the province of Almería, a figure slightly lower than the recorded the previous day (171). With this increase in positives in the three districts of Almería, the number of infected in Almería since the pandemic was declared in mid-March 2020 is already close to 52,000 people.
In the same report from the regional Executive, three new deaths from Covid-19 are reported in the last hours, which brings the official number of lives claimed by the pandemic in the province to 791.
Regarding those cured, there are 277 people from Almería who have received epidemiological highs in the last few hours in the Almería health districts, that is, those of Almería, Poniente and Levante-Alto Almanzora. 45,754 is the number of residents in the province who have already passed the disease and would have antibodies against the coronavirus, regardless of the immunization generated by the doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines. These latest vaccines are already available in Almería and will begin to be administered tomorrow at the Palace of the Mediterranean Games in the capital, according to the Andalusian Government delegate, Maribel Sánchez Torregrosa.
Regarding hospital pressure, which yesterday was below 130 admissions in Torrecárdenas, Poniente and La Inmaculada, there have been 10 new admissions throughout the province, of which 1 correspond to intensive care units (ICU) . The fact that there has been a record of a dozen admissions does not mean that this hospital pressure has increased, because daily discharges are also produced in Specialized Care centers.
Weekday stats for the area
El Ejido now has 256.4 cases (approximately 5 more than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Poniente Region now has 227.1 cases (approximately 19 fewer than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Published a short while earlier today - vaccination stats from 22 April 2021 - with data going up to 21 April
The count of vaccines delivered has gone up due to deliveries of AstraZeneca and Janssen being included
Another 4% of 70-79 year olds have been given at least 1 dose in Andalucía in the last 24 hours - if this continues at the same rate 100% would be completed in the next 9 vaccination days. Assuming no vaccinations on weekends this would be around 2 weeks from now - so middle to late in the first week of May - so vaccination of the 50-59 year olds could perhaps be expected to start around the end of the first week or the start of the second week of May.