This is the rolling coronavirus story for Thursday 27 May 2021
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Agreement between central and regional governments on how EU "health passport" for passports will be issued
Stats for the last 24 hours - 50 more cases and 0 more deaths in the province
Almería stands out from Andalusia in the fight against Covid:
The community touches 1,500 positives this Thursday
Andalusia once again experiences a rise in the number of new cases and this day is close to 1,500 positives. Despite this, Almería continues with a positive evolution of the pandemic and remains the Andalusian territory with the fewest infections in the last 24 hours.
According to the latest data update by the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), new cases in the province experience a slight increase compared to the previous day. And it is that the province adds this Thursday a total of 50 positives detected through the PDIA tests (antigen test and PCR), compared to 34 on Wednesday.
In this last day, Almería does not have to regret new deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, 829 people with Covid have lost their lives.
According to data from the IECA, on this day we must add six new admissions in Almeria hospitals, none in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
One more day, it is necessary to highlight the number of people who overcome the disease in the last 24 hours: a total of 177 this Thursday. Since March 2020, there are already 52,720 people from Almeria who have defeated the virus.
As of this May 27, the province has a total of 1,101 active cases: it is the result of the difference between the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic (54,650) and the difference between the total number of deaths (829) and of recovered (52,720).
The provincial incidence rate for the last 14 days continues to decline: this Thursday is 77.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (compared to 78.4 yesterday).
The situation of the three health districts of the province is as follows: Almería has 92.4 infections (the day before it was 93.7), Poniente has 65.1 (this Wednesday it was 69.2) and Levante- Alto Almanzora is 67.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The latter is the only area that has experienced an increase in its rate in recent days, since it was 64.0 the previous day.
The Almeria capital lowers its incidence rate to 105.3 infections per 100,000 inhabitants (yesterday it was 106.8).
A vaccination every 18 seconds in the province
In Almería a vaccine against COVID is already injected every 18 seconds
In May, 125,627 doses were injected in the province of Almería, that is, more than three every minute of every day, from Monday to Sunday
The number of vaccines has been increased by 30% and those immunized doubled compared to April
One after another, dozens of cars lined up in the vicinity of the Palacio de los Juegos del Mediterráneo, or on the Rambla de Vera, or the Huércal-Overa Sports Pavilion. No matter the place, the scene is the same: that of those who are excited to receive the vaccine against COVID-19 in one of the points enabled by the Andalusian Health Service. Each small prick in which 5 ml is inoculated into the arm represents a new step to defeat the pandemic.
Every day, thousands of people from Almeria get a vaccine. So far in May, 125,627 doses have already been put, that is, 30% more than in the entire month of April. An average of more than 4,831 daily vaccinations. That means that 201.3 vaccines are already given every hour. Or what is the same, 3.36 per minute. In short, every 18 seconds of every minute, of every hour and every day, a person is inoculated in any corner of the province. From Monday to Sunday, non-stop as long as supplies remain in the refrigerators.
Almería is launched towards its objective: to obtain herd immunity for the month of July. That is, 70% of the population has the complete vaccination schedule. It is complicated, but the health authorities assure that if enough vaccines arrive they can get it. Right now, according to the data published this Wednesday, there are 14.84% of the citizens of the province immunized without counting those who have developed antibodies due to having passed the disease.
In fact, much progress was made in immunization in May. So far this month 46,868 people have completed the vaccination schedule, that is, more than double the number who did so in all of April (21,911 last month). It has gone from 8.4% of the immunized population at the end of last month to 14.84% today. And the forecast is that in June and July the rate will be much higher.
This week Almería has received more than 30,500 vaccines, of which 5,800 are from Moderna and the rest from Pfizer. With it, progress is being made in immunizing the 50-59 age group. 61.8% have already received at least one dose and 8.6% the complete regimen. The vast majority of people in this group are scheduled to receive the second dose next week.
In addition, yesterday the essential professionals under 60 years of age in the province began to receive the second pending dose of AstraZeneca: teachers, police officers, firefighters, Civil Protection volunteers ... More than 23,000 people from Almeria will be inoculated with the serum of the British pharmaceutical company in the next few weeks, although they can also decide on the Pfizer vaccine.
Almost everyone over 70 is vaccinated
The most vulnerable are already protected with vaccines. Almost all people over the age of 70 have already received the double dose. Specifically, 100% of those over 80 have the complete pattern and 92.4% of the group between 70 and 79 years old.
The 60 to 69-year-old group is somewhat slower due to the peculiarity that some have received AstraZeneca and others the messenger RNA vaccines (Pfizer / BioNtech and Moderna). The former require a period of about 90 days between the first and the second dose, while those of messenger RNA only between 21 and 28 days according to the pharmaceutical company.
42% of those over 16 years of age are vaccinated
There is a striking fact that serves to illustrate the important progress that has been made in vaccination: 42% of people from Almeria over 16 years of age (there are still no approved vaccines for those under that age) have already received at least one dose of the vaccine. Therefore, all of them already have a high percentage of antibodies.
With all these data, the drastic drop in infections that has occurred in Almería is better understood. With each puncture a new door opens towards the end of the pandemic.
Weekday stats for the area
El Ejido now has 52.5 cases (approximately 1 more than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Poniente Region now has 65.1 cases (approximately 4 fewer than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
These figures are for the last 24 hour period - up to Tuesday 25 May 2021 (published a day later)
98.0% of 70-79 year olds in Andalucía have had at least one vaccination - a 0.1% increase (mainly Pfizer or Moderna with a small amount of Janssen I think)
88.7% of 60-69 year olds in Andalucía have had at least one vaccination - a 0.4% increase (AstraZeneca)
56.3% of 50-59 year olds in Andalucía have had at least one vaccination - a 4.2% increase (mainly Pfizer or Moderna with Janssen an option from today)