This is the rolling coronavirus story for Friday 9 April 2021
Almería province giving AZ jabs to 62 year olds next week
As you probably know Spain is giving AstraZeneca vaccines to people in the age range from 65 to 60. Working downwards through the age group in the general public. I can speak from personal experience now. I know that they will have reached the 62 year olds next week in the province of Almería.
Also, they have started to use local medical centres as well as (or instead of) the El Ejido Market car park area. As I will be going to Santa María del Águila for my jab next week.
Published last night - vaccination stats from 8 April 2021 - with data going up to 7 April
Around 84,000 more vaccines delivered to Spain in the last reported 24 hours - approximately 454,000 used in the last 24 hours - so percentage used increases from 78.6% to 81.8% - it should get close to or above 90% assuming there are no more deliveries this week
The second table shows that the number of adults that have had at least one dose has increased from 16.0% to 16.9% in the last 24 hours
This is a bit worrying.....
A new "more contagious" variant of the coronavirus arrives in Almería
The Minister of Health has confirmed 16 cases in Andalusia of the B1258 strain, spread over Almería, Córdoba and Málaga
The Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, has confirmed that the presence of a new variant of the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus, B1258, is already known in Andalusia, which is "more contagious" and has been declared to the National Microbiology Center and information has been sent to the European Union for classification.
Of this there are 16 cases in Andalusia, specifically in Almería, Córdoba and Malaga, as reported by the Minister of Health in a SUR forum held in Malaga this Friday.
On the other hand, the first imported case of the Brazilian variant has also been found, specifically in Seville. It is an imported case, he specified, adding that they had traveled from Brazil to Seville and in this case a partner was infected, the first case coming from Brazil.
"This virus has a great capacity for mutation and worries us when the variant is more contagious. When it has a greater capacity for clinical involvement, greater morbidity and mortality, it begins to worry us. And when it is less sensitive to acquired immunity, either by vaccination or by having passed the infection begins to worry us, "emphasized the Andalusian councilor.
Aguirre has added that currently in Andalusia, in addition to the above, there are seven cases of the South African variant located and four due to contagion between them. Of these eleven, ten are in recovery without sequelae and one has been admitted to Córdoba; while in Uganda there are four cases, with one deceased and the rest in recovery without sequelae.
"We have many variables when it comes to seeing the evolution of the pandemic, hence we ask a lot of caution and maintain hygienic-sanitary and prevention measures," he concluded.
Stats for the last 24 hours - 248 more cases and 3 more deaths
Coronavirus in the province of Almería: confirmed infections soar
The province of Almería has reported 248 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía. The total number of deaths in the province since the beginning of the pandemic is 769, after the three registered in the last day. The number of hospitalized in the last hours is 10.
The Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía has sent the report with the outbreaks in the autonomous community to the Ministry of Health. Thus, during the last week 67 outbreaks have been declared, totaling 397 cases. By provinces: Weekly outbreak report
In Almería: 13 outbreaks that add up to a total of 101 cases distributed in the Poniente health district (seven outbreaks of 15, 8, 3, 7, 12, 9 and 10 cases), Almería health district (five outbreaks of 3, 4, 9 , 9 and 9 cases) and Levante-Almanzora district (an outbreak of 3 cases).
In Cádiz: 8 outbreaks totaling 63 cases in the health districts of Bahía de Cádiz-La Janda (five outbreaks of 3, 3, 6, 6 and 5 cases), Campo de Gibraltar Oeste district (two outbreaks of 11 and 8 cases) and Campo de Gibraltar East (an outbreak of 21 cases).
In Córdoba: 12 outbreaks for a total of 60 cases, registered in the Córdoba health district (six outbreaks of 4, 3, 10, 6, 5 and 4 cases), in the Córdoba Norte district (one outbreak of 4 cases) , in the Córdoba Sur district (three outbreaks of 5, 5 and 6 cases) and Guadalquivir (two outbreaks of 3 and 5 cases).
In Granada: 3 outbreaks for a total of 14 cases, registered in the Metropolitan district (one outbreak of 6 cases), Granada (one outbreak of 4 cases) and Granada Northeast (one outbreak of 4 cases).
In Huelva: 2 outbreaks totaling 16 cases, registered in the Huelva-Costa health district (one outbreak of 5 cases) and Condado-Campiña (one outbreak of 11 cases).
In Jaén: 9 outbreaks totaling 47 cases in the health districts of Jaén Nordeste (three outbreaks of 3, 6 and 6 cases), Jaén Norte (three outbreaks of 4, 5 and 9 cases), Jaén Sur (two outbreaks of 6 and 5 cases) and district of Jaén (an outbreak of 3 cases).
In Malaga: 20 outbreaks for a total of 96 cases in the health districts of Malaga (five outbreaks of 5, 4, 3, 4 and 4 cases), Costa del Sol (four outbreaks of 5, 5, 5 and 5 cases) , Axarquía (four outbreaks of 5, 6, 5 and 7 cases), Valle del Guadalhorce (four outbreaks of 4, 6, 5 and 4 cases) and Serranía (three outbreaks of 4, 5 and 5).
In Seville: no new outbreaks have been registered this week.
From last week 67 outbreaks are still active: 14 in Almería, 6 in Cádiz, 10 in Córdoba, 6 in Granada, 5 in Huelva, 7 in Jaén, 14 in Malaga and 5 in Seville.
El Ejido now has 260.3 cases (approximately 17 less than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Poniente Region now has 260.2 cases (approximately 9 more than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Published not long ago - vaccination stats from 9 April 2021 - with data going up to 8 April
Approximately 420,000 used in the last 24 hours - so percentage used increases from 81.8% to 85.3% - it should get close to or above 90% by the end of the week assuming there are no more deliveries this week
The second table shows that the number of adults that have had at least one dose has increased from 16.9% to 17.8% in the last 24 hours. So the increase for the last two 24 hour periods is 0.9% each day