This is the rolling coronavirus story for Monday 12 July 2021
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Growth in coronavirus cases in Spain and across Europe
Junta de Andalucía to not strengthen or weaken coronavirus restrictions at the moment
Stats for the last 48 hours - 143 more cases and no more deaths
The weekend leaves about 150 new infections
The province has a total of 1,223 active cases
The month of July has brought with it a significant increase in the number of new infections, following more closely the trend of the rest of Andalusia. The cases, far from decreasing, are on the rise, despite the fact that more and more people are vaccinated and immunized against Covid-19.
The province, according to the latest data update by the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), adds a total of 143 positives detected through PDIA tests (antigen test and PCR). These are data that correspond to the last 48 hours, since the Junta de Andalucía has not updated this data on Sundays for months.
Just a week ago, the Ministry of Health notified 87 infections detected on Saturday and Sunday.
The evolution of the pandemic continues to be negative in Andalusia, in what many already call the fifth wave. The community registered a total of 3,169 cases in the last 48 hours, of which only Malaga contributed 1,281.
Almería, according to data from the IECA, is once again the Andalusian province that registers the least positives on this day.
The good thing about the day is that there is no need to add new deaths or hospitalizations and admissions to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
A total of 58 people have been discharged on this last day. Since March 2020, there are already 54,743 people from Almeria who have overcome the disease.
As of this July 12, the province has a total of 1,223 active cases: it is the result of the difference between the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic (56,991) and the difference between the total number of deaths (839) and of recovered (54,743).
Last 14 days
The provincial incidence rate for the last 14 days stands at 146.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants this Monday.
The situation in the province's health districts is as follows: Almería has 166.6 infections, Poniente has 105.0 and Levante-Alto Almanzora 177.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The capital of Almería currently has an incidence rate of 175.8 infections in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants.
Infection rates in 15 to 29 year olds skyrocket in the province
Infections among young people skyrocket in Almería in just ten days
The incidence has gone from a rate of 134.6 on June 30 to 354.8 today
Coronavirus infections among young people between the ages of 15 and 29 have experienced a strong rebound in Almería in just 10 days, to the point that the confirmed cases in the last two weeks almost tripled those of the same immediately previous period.
According to the latest data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), in the last two weeks 443 coronavirus infections have been confirmed in young people of these ages (out of a total of 929 positives at this time), which it supposes an incidence of 354.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. If we consult the same data on June 30, we verify that in the previous 14 days, "only" 168 cases in the 15 to 29 age group had been confirmed in the province.
In other words, infections have multiplied by 2.6, exactly. The rate for this age group was then 134.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days.
Based on the data in a shorter period of seven days, the trend of infections not only does not decrease, but also continues to rise among adolescents and young people, since 260 positives have been confirmed in the last week, out of a total of 498 cases detected, that is to say more than half, something that does not occur in the period of 14 days.
If the increase in infections among young people has accelerated these days throughout the province, the phenomenon has been much more noticeable in the Levante-Alto Almanzora Health District, where the incidence has reached 617.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants this Friday. 14 days, almost double the provincial average, after 148 positives have been confirmed in this period.
Tíjola outbreak More than a third of them correspond to the outbreak detected in Tíjola, which had its origin in the celebration of the graduation of IES Almanzora students, and which has also affected students from other nearby municipalities.
In the Levant there is also an upward trend, since in the last week 86 cases have been detected among young people, more than half of those confirmed in 14 days.
In the Almería Health District, the current incidence rate among young people, 381.8, is also higher than the provincial average, after registering 198 infections in 14 days and 121 in the last week, with which the trend to increase is still more significant here than in the Levant.
Finally, the district that has contained this rebound to some extent has been Poniente, where the incidence, with a rate of 197.8, is still much higher than the total average in Almería, which is 126.7. In the West, 97 cases among young people have been confirmed in 14 days, and 53 in the last week.
Although this incidence in Almería, very significantly among young people, is very high in relation to just a few days ago, in Andalusia the data for this younger population are even higher. And it is that in the community as a whole, the current incidence in the population aged 15 to 29 is 702.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, that is, almost double that of Almeria, after that in that period 9,741 positives have been confirmed. In the last seven days there have been 5,373 cases, which is also increasing.
Delta Variant The Administration has linked this upturn among young people at end-of-year parties, such as those in Tíjola, and massive concentrations, such as those that originated the macro-outbreak in Mallorca. But this increase seems to be already beginning to be related to the extension of the Delta variant, which is much more contagious than the Alpha, the predominant one so far in the region.
The best news regarding the evolution of the pandemic is that the vaccination of the elderly, the people with the highest risk, has meant that, despite the multiplication of infections, the hospitalized and the deceased have not grown in the same proportion, nor a lot less.
If we take into account the data from Almería, for example, on June 30 there were 16 hospitalized, seven less than today, and now there are six patients in the ICU, only one more. And in these ten days four people have died, despite the fact that the general incidence of the coronavirus has risen in this period by neither more nor less than 56.3 points, since it has gone from a rate of 71.3 to 127.7. Until June, the average number of daily infections did not usually exceed fifty, but in recent days it has done so on several occasions, such as on Friday, with 141 and yesterday with 121.
More than 332,000 immunized The people of Almeria who have already received the complete schedule of the coronavirus vaccine are gradually approaching half of its inhabitants. As of this Friday, there were 332,638 registered in the province who would already be immunized against covid-19, which represents 45.69 percent of the total population, and 55.90 percent of the target population, which at the moment she is the oldest of 16 years.
On the other hand, the people of Almería who have already been administered at least one dose of the vaccine now amount to 415,180, 57.03 percent of the total inhabitants registered in municipalities of the province and 69.78 percent of those over 16 years of age. In other words, practically seven out of ten over 16 have already received a dose in Almería.
Weekday stats for the area
El Ejido now has 126.6 cases (approximately 17 more than LAST FRIDAY) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Poniente Region now has 105.0 cases (approximately 16 more than LAST FRIDAY) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
These figures are for the last period - up to Sunday 11 July 2021 (published a day later)
99.8% of 70-79 year olds in Andalucía have had at least one vaccination - a 0.1% increase
97.4% of 60-69 year olds in Andalucía have had at least one vaccination - a 0.2% increase
91.0% of 50-59 year olds in Andalucía have had at least one vaccination - a 0.2% increase
80.2% of 40-49 year olds in Andalucía have had at least one vaccination - a 0.6% increase
49.7% of 30-39 year olds in Andalucía have had at least one vaccination - a 2.9% increase
13.1% of 20-29 year olds in Andalucía have had at least one vaccination - a 0.1% increase