Posted at 11:22.

This is a refreshed story to test Hootsuite as a new auto feed to Facebook for a second time (first one deleted). It should allow me 5 free automatic posts a day. Fingers crossed I can get it working.

At the moment I have two feeds switched on. dlvrit and Hootsuite. If Hootsuite eventually posts this story I will switch off the dlvrit feed.

11:05 local time - just been correcting the rss feed configuration and the Facebook page update rate. So hopefully this story will be seen on Facebook reasonably soon.

For the last week I have been filing articles to the blog from the Poniente Hospital. For the first few days from my bed. After that from a mini-office I set up in the tiny space by the bed. From the vistors chair. Using the food serving tray and storage unit as a desk.

This afternoon I am to be discharged.

I will not go in to details of why I was in the hospital. Suffice to say that the issue is being managed by medication.

I would like to express my thanks to all the staff at the hospital. The care that I have received has been magnificent.

I saw this a few days ago then forgot to publish it....

See the article here on the La Voz de Almería for details of a new spaghetti western series being filmed in the province of Almería. The Spanish article also includes some nice photos. So it is worth a look.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

Just a warning that Thursday and Friday are bank holidays here.

Friday is a bank holiday in the whole of Spain.

Most autonomous regions in Spain have a bank holiday on the Thursday as well. All except two if the internet is to be believed.

A limited number of autonomous regions also have Easter Monday as a bank holiday. This is not the case in Andalucía.

In the last 1-2 weeks Amazon has started to deliver to Almerimar using their own couriers. Rather than third party companies.

Today, for the first time, they scheduled a delivery for me for a Sunday. Also, for the first time, they provided a map service so you could track where the courier was located in town. Plus they including a statement of how many stops they were away.

They ended up being 1 stop away for more than 30 minutes.

So that will teach me never to stand outside the apartment block waiting for a courier to deliver. Without them phoning me first.

CORRECTED: To replace the red triangle by 2024

The Spanish article includes some links to where you can buy a suitable product on Amazon Spain. I guess that they may also be available in lots of car shops etc.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

Merry Christmas to anyone that sees this.

Hope you are all safe and well.

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Sunday 20 December 2020


Stats for the last 24 hours -143 more cases and 3 more deaths

Google translation:

Almería falls below 100 hospitalized but three other people die from covid

The positives remain around 140, as in the day before, and 269 have recovered

Almería has lived in the last 24 hours its first day of the last weeks with less than 100 patients hospitalized for the coronavirus, but, on the contrary, the epidemiological curve remains, another day, above the 100 positives detected in 24 hours in the province of Almería.

As the daily part of the Ministry of Health and Families collects, 143 positives have been reported today, two more than the day before and that make Almería exceed the 20,000 infected detected through PDIA tests (antigen test and PCR), since there are currently 20,080.

As if that were not enough, the province today regrets the death of another three patients with coronavirus, the same number as that notified yesterday by the health authorities and that already leaves 271 patients with covid who have died since March.

Despite the bad figures, the reduction in coronavirus patients who are hospitalized in Torrecárdenas, Poniente or La Inmaculada, the three hospitals in the province that currently have one of the lowest hospital pressure in recent weeks, is noteworthy. Thus, today there are 99 who remain hospitalized, of which 28 are in serious condition in an Intensive Care Unit. Figures that represent an improvement compared to the day before, when 102 were hospitalized, although the same 28 were in the ICUs as this Sunday.

As for the recovered patients, they have once again experienced a considerable rise that makes 269 people from Almeria today who have defeated the covid, 16,039 from the beginning.

For its part, throughout Andalusia the positives have been lowered compared to the day before and today there are only 1,066 and 27 deaths compared to the 55 that were registered yesterday, the worst figure in the last 10 days. Likewise, the hospital burden is as follows:), Cádiz (210 hospitalizations, of which 44 in ICU), Córdoba (97 hospitalizations, of which 17 in ICU), Granada (210 hospitalizations, of which 50 in ICU), Huelva (57 hospitalizations, of which 10 in the ICU), Jaén (143 hospitalizations, of which 29 in the ICU), Malaga (149 hospitalizations, of which 25 in the ICU) and Seville (164 hospitalizations, of which 46 in the ICU ).