This is the rolling coronavirus story for Thursday 29 April 2021
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Stats for the last 24 hours - 121 more cases and 1 more death
The incidence of covid in Almería is already lower than the Andalusian average
The province is no longer the most affected by the virus, as it happened in the third wave
Despite the fact that the cases confirmed this Thursday in Almería, 121, have been 45 more than the previous day, and that the province already exceeds 53,000 infected since the beginning of the pandemic (53,010), the incidence of the coronavirus continues to fall in the province during this fourth wave, and it does so to a greater extent than in Andalusia as a whole, as has been happening in recent weeks and quite the opposite of what happened during the third wave. In it, Almería was the Andalusian province most affected by the virus, something that has been reversed during this fourth.
Thus, for the first time in a long time, the incidence in Almería is already lower than the Andalusian average, after dropping this Thursday by 7.4 points, to a rate of 223.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, while the average of the community now stands at 225.7.
With this, it seems to be entering a phase of "descending plateau", as the provincial delegate for Health, Juan de la Cruz Belmonte, has called it. On this day, two of the province's health districts have reduced their rate, including that of the capital, which is the one that continues to bear the worst situation and where 56 of the positives of the last day have been confirmed, by 50 in the Poniente District and 15 in the Levante-Alto Almanzora District. The capital continues to concentrate the highest number of positives, since 41 of the 56 detected in the Almería District have been in the city.
"We are observing that we are on a slightly descending plateau. Two weeks ago it was ascending and now it is decreasing, as is hospitalization, little by little, and they are returning to the normality that hospitals in the province should have at the end of the first wave ". With this optimism, which he finished by trusting that "very soon we can return to normality", Belmonte has valued the latest data from the covid in the province, which together with those of the rest of the region have already led to the opening of the mobility between its provinces, something that is possible from this Thursday, the day on which the extension of the closing hours of bars and shops until 10:30 p.m. has also come into effect.
Positive evolution In addition, the Board has lowered the Poniente Health District to alert level 2, which has evolved especially positively, like the Levante, in these last two weeks. In the last day, the Poniente has once again lowered its incidence by more than 13 points to a rate of 167.5. It should be remembered that at the end of March the rate exceeded 270, above the extreme risk situation.
Although the Levante has increased its incidence a few tenths in the last day, it continues to remain below 100 cases (99.9) per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, and is already the third Andalusian district with the least impact of the coronavirus in this period.
As the Health delegate has said, the situation in hospitals continues to slowly improve. Currently there are 120 patients admitted with Covid-19 in the province, nine less than on Wednesday, although there is one more in the intensive care units, 44. Not surprisingly, reducing those admitted to the ICU remains the most important issue. complicated, since the average stay in it is very long, even though the average age of the patients continues to decline, due in large part to the effectiveness of vaccines in the elderly. As reported by Health, there are already 61,131 people from Almeria who have already received the complete schedule of the vaccine, and a total of 213,425 doses have been administered.
Although the cases continue to decline, Almería continues to add deaths from Covid-19, a scourge that since the third wave has been especially primed with the province, where this Thursday a new death has been reported, of a neighbor of Huércal-Overa , a town that has its sixteenth victim since the beginning of the health crisis. In total, the province has registered 803 deaths since March 2020, the vast majority during the dramatic third wave.
Meanwhile, the 321 people who have overcome the infection this Thursday have once again been many more than the newly infected, with which the active cases in the province continue to fall, which now number 5,004.
For logistical reasons the daily stats and the vaccine stats for today were published a day late. Also daily stats for 28 April are missing.
Weekday stats for the area
El Ejido now has 201.8 cases (approximately 42 fewer than 2 days ago) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Poniente Region now has 167.5 cases (approximately 40 fewer than 2 days ago) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Published earlier today - vaccination stats from 29 April 2021 - with data going up to 28 April
Apologies, I am using a different computer at the moment. So the tables are not as well alligned as before
Another 4.4% of 70-79 year olds have been given at least 1 dose in Andalucía in the last 24 hours - we are now up at 84.3% - at this rate we would reach 100% by sometime next week - at that point we could perhaps see things move on to the 50-59 year olds in Andalucía
Vaccination of 60-69 year olds is continuing well in Andalucía. We now have 50.8% of this age group having had at least one injection. So an increase of 2.6% vaccinated with at least one dose of AstraZeneca in the last 24 hours.