This is the rolling coronavirus story for Saturday 24 April 2021
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First Janssen (J & J) vaccines injected in the province of Almería yesterday - 500 vials in the first delivery will eventually immunise 2500 people totally (as only one dose is needed)
The first Janssen vaccines are already in place in Almería
About 200 people premiere the serum at the Palace of the Mediterranean Games
Carmen Roldán, still 69 years old, was the first woman from Almeria to receive the Janssen vaccine at the Palace of the Mediterranean Games in Almería.
At three fifteen in the afternoon of this Friday, the serum of the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary began to be administered and, according to forecasts, about 200 people will pass through these sports facilities, many of them summoned this morning from the District Almería Primary Healthcare.
It should be remembered that this past Thursday the first 500 vials of the Janssen vaccine arrived in the province of Almería, of which 200 correspond to the Almería District, 200 to the Poniente District and 100 to the North Sanitary Agency, which corresponds to the District Levante-Alto Almanzora. Of those 500 vials, up to 2,500 doses can be extracted, that is, there will soon be 2,500 immunized newcomers in the province since Janssen is administered a single dose, and not two as in the cases of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca.
In the Palace of the Mediterranean Games, whose facilities are managed by the Almería City Council, three different areas have been set up this afternoon to give vaccines depending on the vaccine that is administered, Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Janssen. The latter is being administered in the interior of the Palace and the other two in what is known as vacunauto.
This morning in Almería, the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has valued the good development of the mass vaccination campaign in Almería, where in a single day last week more than 7,000 doses were administered.
In the same way, Moreno Bonilla has referred to the 3,500 vaccines that in just 12 hours were injected yesterday Thursday at the La Cartuja Stadium, in Seville, which was released as a large vaccine field in the capital of Seville.
So far this week around 17,000 vaccines have been administered in the province, according to the figures indicated in its latest report by the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía.
When can people go to Granada? Perhaps some good news soon for my friend Paco whose parents live in that province
When can we go to Granada? The Board believes that the decision is "close"
President Juanma Moreno gives clues about the committee of experts on the 28th
When can we Almeria go to Granada without having a pass? This was the question that was posed yesterday to the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno Bonilla, and to obtain an accurate answer we will have to wait until next Wednesday, April 28.
In an appearance in the capital Almería, after inaugurating the Casa del Mar Health Center, Moreno could only anticipate that this issue, that of opening mobility between provinces of the same autonomous community, could be "on the table" the week that It comes at the meeting scheduled by the Committee of Experts on the coronavirus pandemic.
The president of the Board did not want to risk because everything will depend, according to him he insisted, on the good evolution of infections and hospital pressure in Andalusia. But, in any case, Moreno Bonilla did come to recognize that if that opening does not take place before the end of April, it would be in the first days of May, even before the current state of alarm subsides, with expiration date for May 9.
Therefore, that possibility of being able to go from Almería to Granada or from Seville to Cádiz is “closer”.
That is the impression conveyed by Juanma Moreno, who reiterated that any decision made in this regard is always supported from the point of view of epidemiology experts. Or, what is the same, politicians only sign the resolutions in this regard so that they have legal validity in the BOJA.
Some experts who next Wednesday will confirm that, after Easter, this wave of infections is being "much less virulent" than the previous ones. "There is already data that encourages us to have a positive attitude, even if it is very moderate and prudent."
Before being questioned about those trips from Almería to Granada, the head of the regional Executive had already advanced that in that committee they could consider “some measures that would open up mobility for citizens and recover a little more space”.
Since the beginning of the year the community has been closed on the perimeter as well as the eight provinces that make it up.
State of alarm
Juanma Moreno complained that after May 9, with the state of alarm repealed, he will not have "tools" to avoid, for example, nighttime concentrations.
For this reason, the president, accompanied by the Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre, and other local and provincial authorities, complained that the Government of the Nation has not arbitrated the so-called 'plan B' or alternative plan to the state of alarm that provides security to the autonomous communities when making decisions.
The Government of the Nation was also affected by Moreno Bonilla that he does not allow those people who are already immunized with two doses of vaccine against Covid-19, with a QR digital certificate, to have access to greater mobility or access to certain events of cultural or sports character. "It is absurd to expect to have a 70 percent immunization," he said.
And on the same day that in Almería, at the Palace of the Mediterranean Games, some 200 people received the first Janssen vaccines (only one dose is necessary for immunization), the President of the Board referred to the record reached on the day earlier in Andalusia with more than 70,000 injected serums and with a premiere in Seville's Estadio de la Cartuja, with about 3,500 punctures in a single day.
In any case, that figure doubled last Wednesday in the province of Almería. Perhaps that is why Juanma Moreno referred to the "leadership" of the vaccination process in these lands of southern Spain.
As of yesterday, in Almería, more than 193,000 doses had already been administered and the number of immunized is around 50,000. As this newspaper has already pointed out, one out of every five people from Almeria already has at least one dose of the vaccine.
The message that the Government is not sending "sufficient doses" to address the mass vaccination plan in Andalusia, which contemplated up to 500,000 doses per week, is repetitive. "I want to have the problem of how to give more vaccines than those that reach me, I want to be overwhelmed because hundreds of thousands of vaccines arrive and that they can even criticize me for not having the ability to give them," said Moreno, who again advocated for voluntary vaccination with AstraZeneca for those under 60 years of age.
Stats for the last 24 hours - 194 more cases and 1 more death
The positives approach 200 again and the number of ICU patients increases
Health notifies another deceased and those recovered are today less than those infected
The epidemiological curve in the province of Almería is dangerously close to the 200 positives detected in 24 hours, a psychological barrier that has not been overcome since last Friday, April 16, and that today feels closer after they have been notified 194 new cases of covid in the province since 07:00 on Friday.
The epidemiological part of the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía collects it this Saturday, in which in addition to the 194 new infected, the death of another Almeria with positive for covid has also been reported, which leaves 797 deaths registered in Almería since the beginning of the pandemic. For its part, the total of positives detected by PDIA tests (antigen test and PCR) is already 52,188 since March 2020.
Likewise, Health, which no longer provides epidemiological data on Sundays, has published this Saturday how the burden is in the three hospitals in the province and, in this sense, there are mixed sensations, because although there are 112 hospitalized patients today, three fewer than the day before, those in ICU are 38, one more than on Friday.
Another of the negative data of the day is that today the recovered covid patients represent less than the new infected, since since 07:00 yesterday they have received the epidemiological discharge 141 from Almeria compared to the 194 who have tested positive PDIA.
The global data of the autonomous community have registered a slight decrease with respect to the day before and today the 2,000 positives have not been exceeded in the same day, since 1,839 Andalusians have tested positive. In the same way, the deaths this Saturday are less than those of the day before, with 29 compared to 33, and more than 2,000 patients with epidemiological discharge have also been added.
By provinces, Seville has again been the one that has reported the most positive, 577 in 24 hours, followed by Granada, with 328. Cádiz has added 215; Cordoba, 124; Huelva, 79; Jaén, 129, and Málaga, 193.
Regarding hospitals, the situation in Andalusia is as follows: Cádiz (132 hospitalizations, of which 28 in ICU), Córdoba (120 hospitalizations, of which 30 in ICU), Granada (345 hospitalizations, of which 84 in ICU), Huelva (93 hospitalizations, of which 13 in ICU), Jaén (130 hospitalizations, of which 17 in ICU), Malaga (165 hospitalizations, of which 34 in ICU) and Seville (375 hospitalizations, of which 70 in ICU).