This is the rolling coronavirus story for Monday 15 November 2021
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Watch out - new restrictions perhaps on the way in Andalucía
Andalusia reunites the committee of experts: these could be the first restrictions
Health is studying the possibility of reintroducing restrictive measures in the region to keep the contagions and incidence of coronavirus under control, on the rise in recent days
For a few months the Andalusians have lived in a situation quite similar to the old normality. Something that has been possible thanks to vaccination against the coronavirus, which has allowed the number of COVID-19 infections to be under control and at really low levels. However, for a few days the numbers of positives and incidence have begun to grow, which has caused the Junta de Andalucía to arrive at the determination to reconvene the committee of experts that advises it on the management of the pandemic.
Some meetings that could begin, as announced yesterday by the Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, this week. This increase in cases leaves the cumulative incidence of the community at 44.5 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, figures close to the average risk level, which is the one reached when the cumulative rate exceeds 50. In that meeting of experts, which had not taken place for a month and a half, it will be studied whether it is necessary to reactivate the restrictions and apply new measures.
Of course, Aguirre himself commented that this increase in the accumulated incidence is not reflected in a proportional way in the number of hospitalized and dead, something that is happening this way thanks to the high levels of vaccination in Andalusia. Despite this, the idea they have from Health is to anticipate a possible higher rise in infections, for which they do not rule out carrying out some actions in this regard.
The big concern: the arrival of winter. Because from the Junta de Andalucía they are aware that this will cause more indoor meetings due to the cold that will be added to the usual family Christmas celebrations. In fact, in other corners of Europe such as the Netherlands they have already resumed the partial curfew, with limited hours for bars and shops, and in Austria they have announced a lockdown for people who have not yet been vaccinated.
What could be the first restrictions?
Currently, the only restrictive measure to avoid contagion has to do with the mandatory use of masks indoors and when the safety distance cannot be maintained outdoors. A situation that, if the numbers of infections continue to rise, could change. Since the end of September, the majority of Andalusian municipalities said goodbye to the restrictions. Although it is not known how the Andalusian Government would act if it were to reinstate them, if it did, it is likely that it would have chosen to recover the last restrictions before decreeing the end of preventive measures in Andalusia. These restrictions, for the most part, had to do with the capacity, which instead of being 100% as at present, was 75% for most indoor activities.
Thus, if the latest measures in force during the month of September were recovered, it would be possible to decree the closure of the hotel industry at 02.00 hours, as well as limit the capacity to 75% with a maximum of 8 people indoors. Something similar to what would happen in celebrations, which suffered the same capacity and diner limitations with the difference that the closing was established at 03:30. Regarding nightlife, the measures prevented dance activity indoors. While for cinemas and theaters the maximum capacity was 85% with a location of separation between groups of a maximum of six people.
Stats for the last 48 hours - 21 more cases and no more deaths
On Saturday and Sunday they leave only about twenty new cases
The incidence rate in the province rises again, which returns to the medium risk of contagion
The weekend leaves good figures regarding new infections in Almería. But, despite this, the province returns to the medium risk of contagion by coronavirus by increasing its incidence rate.
Almería is located this Monday among the Andalusian provinces that add the least infections in the last 48 hours. The Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA) reports a total of 21 positives detected in Almería through PDIA tests (antigen test and PCR). A figure that corresponds to two days, since the Board does not update data on the evolution of the pandemic on Sundays.
Andalusia registers this Monday, November 15, a total of 338 coronavirus infections in 48 hours, a figure higher than the 290 a week ago. Its incidence rate in 14 days increases 0.8 points in 24 hours, standing at 44.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
On this day, Malaga is the one with the most positive reports with 87 cases, followed by Huelva with 57, Cádiz with 55, Jaén with 48, Seville with 37, Almería and Granada with 21 each and Córdoba with 12.
In the autonomous community three deaths were reported this Monday, all of them in the province of Malaga. In Almería, 932 people with Covid-19 have lost their lives since the start of the pandemic, in March 2020.
Only one person has needed to be admitted in the last 48 hours, none in the Intensive Care Unit. Currently, the province has 18 hospitalized in Almeria health centers, of which 6 are in ICU.
Regarding people who have overcome the disease, 34 have done so in the last two days. There are already 70,040 people from Almería who have overcome the virus.
Active cases in the province are currently 570.
Last 14 days
Almería is once again at medium risk for contagion of coronavirus, after the ups and downs in recent days. The provincial incidence rate is this Monday at 50.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The situation of the health districts of the province is as follows: Almería has 77.1 infections, that of Poniente has 38.7 and that of Levante-Alto Almanzora, 19.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The capital of Almería currently has an incidence rate of 87.4 infections in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants.
Almeria Province now has 50.8 cases (approximately 2 more than the last value) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Poniente Region now has 38.7 cases (approximately 2 more than the last value) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
El Ejido now has 28.7 cases (approximately 2 fewer than the last value) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
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79.0% of the full Spanish population (including under 12 year olds) have been vaccinated fully - 0.1% more than the last published value
92.1% of people in Andalucía aged 12 and over have had at least 1 vaccination - 0.0% more than the last published value
90.8% of people in Andalucía aged 12 and over have been vaccinated completely - 0.1% more than the last published value
90.6% of people in Spain aged 12 and over have had at least 1 vaccination - 0.1% more than the last published value
89.0% of people in Spain aged 12 and over have been vaccinated fully - 0.1% more than the last published value