This is the rolling coronavirus story for Saturday 4 September 2021
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Almería province doing well in the vaccination of youngsters
Almería, the province with the highest percentage of immunized youth
Six out of ten adolescents already have completed the vaccination schedule against Covid-19
The province of Almería has established itself this week as the area of Andalusia with the highest percentage of total immunization of adolescents against the coronavirus, according to the official records of the Ministry of Health and Families of the Board.
Specifically, and with relative data up to the day of September 3, Almería exceeds the Andalusian average by almost 15 points. Of the group of people from Almeria between 12 and 19 years old (those who go to Secondary and first university courses), there is already 58.9 percent with the complete vaccination schedule, that is, with the two doses of Pfizer o Modern. At the Andalusian level, the percentage is established at 45.3 percent.
In absolute numbers, the number of adolescents from Almeria with a complete schedule is 37,745 and 49,784 in the group that has received at least one dose of the vaccine to combat the effects of Covid-19.
With figures from the National Institute of Statistics, in the province of Almería there are more than 64,000 people aged between 12 and 19 years, so there are still some 14,000 adolescents pending to go through the different vaccination courses.
The fact that Almería is the Andalusian province with the highest percentage of immunization in that age group is a relief for the health authorities before the imminent start of the academic year to once again have “safe classes” against the pandemic. According to the scheduled calendar, classes in Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) will resume next September 15, while for the 10th the return to the classrooms in Infant and Primary is scheduled.
Back to institute
Precisely about that return to the classrooms, Juan de la Cruz Belmonte Mena, was asked this week the territorial delegate for Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía in Almería, in a radio interview on Canal Sur.
"With the rate of vaccination that we carry, in Almería we are an example for all Andalusia and we can reach higher quotas of immunized population" at the end of this month of September to have "a calmer winter".
The toilets, a 10
The Health delegate wanted to value the work carried out in the mass vaccination process since the beginning of this year 2021 by all health professionals and the direct involvement of the coordinator of the plan in Almería, Miguel Zapata, to mobilize hundreds of professionals from Nursing and other health workers both in the so-called vaccinations and in health centers and hospitals in the three districts, those of Almería, Poniente and Levante-Alto Almanzora.
Belmonte Mena conveys a "very positive" message about the future evolution of coronavirus cases in the province because "each we know more about the disease." “It has come to stay because it is an orally transmitted virus like the flu and we will have to live with it. We are knowing how to live with the virus with the use of the mask, which has also come to stay and to be used in certain spaces. We have gotten used to wearing it ”.
Under 12 years old
The territorial delegate of Health and Families has also been questioned about the possibility of extending vaccination to those under 12 years of age, but so far the only thing that exists are studies in preparation but there is no official measure taken in this regard or by the Junta de Andalucía, nor the Ministry of Health, nor the European Union.
"We are facing a very special sensitive population and everything must be tied very well from what is inoculation to possible adverse effects," said, for his part, the counselor of the branch, Jesús Aguirre Muñoz.
Stats for the last 24 hours - 64 more cases and 1 more death
Almería continues to decline clearly: 64 positives and one deceased on Saturday
Currently there are 69 people hospitalized in the health centers of the province of which 20 are in the ICU
The province of Almería is already falling in an evident way in the data of coronavirus infections and is inexorably moving away from the fifth wave. The data published today by the Ministry of Health show the good rhythm that Almería has taken when only 64 new positives were recorded after a day on Friday, in which the downward trend was broken and again reaching three figures with 129.
In this way, the province of Almería starts a weekend with promising figures that are also extrapolated to the other parameters to measure the incidence of COVID-19 such as hospitalizations, ICU admissions, deaths and recovered.
In the case of the deceased, today a death had to be counted, which already raises the number of deaths to 905 since the pandemic began more than a year and a half ago.
Regarding hospitalizations, today, Saturday, we only have to add a new one, so the number of people from Almería who are currently admitted to hospitals in the province reaches 69. The negative data is that precisely that hospitalization has required the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), so of the 69 currently admitted, 20 require ICU services.
Also positive is the number of recovered, which has regained momentum and only today reached 175, which brings the total to 63,281 from Almeria.