This is the rolling coronavirus story for Saturday 17 July 2021
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Stats for the last 24 hours - 210 more cases and no more deaths
Almería adds its second day above 200 positives
Luckily there are no deaths, although those hospitalized slightly increase
The fifth wave of the coronavirus already seems evident in the province of Almería, which this Saturday has added, for the second day in a row, more than 200 new positives for covid detected in just 24 hours. Specifically, on this occasion there have been 210 infections reported by the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía, which also reported 223 positives yesterday, the highest figure since mid-April.
Despite the considerable increase in the number of infections, which, mainly, is occurring among young people, the fifth wave is much less virulent than the previous ones, because although a new day has been registered above 200 positives, deaths continue stalled at 839, the same as 10 days ago, on July 7.
In the same way, the hospitals in the province of Almería, Torrecárdenas, Poniente and La Inmaculada, have seen a slight increase in the number of patients with coronavirus admitted, because if yesterday there were 18 in total, of which four were serious in Intensive Care, today the figure rises to 21, although, a sign of the lower virulence of the new wave, ICU beds present three patients today, one less than yesterday.
More than 2,000 active cases
As for the recovered patients, today a total of 51 from Almeria have received epidemiological discharge, which does not reduce the number of active cases, which today rises again and is already above 2,000, that is, There are 2,021 people from Almeria infected at the moment.
In Andalusia the situation is not improving either and this Saturday has registered a total of 3,610 cases of coronavirus, the second consecutive day above 3,500 positives and the highest figure in 24 hours since that registered on February 6 (4,886), according to data collected at the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), which has counted four deaths, three in Malaga and one in Jaén.
Regarding the provinces, Malaga is the one that is going through the worst now and has touched 1,500 positives today, with 1,438 followed by Seville with 635; Cádiz, which has 683; Granada with 323; Córdoba with 338; Almería, with 210; Huelva with 234 and Jaén with 138.
On the other hand, according to Europa Press, the cumulative incidence rate of the community has increased for the seventeenth consecutive day and stands at 376.3 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 22.7 points more in 24 hours and 117 , 1 more points in a week.