This is the rolling coronavirus story for Wednesday 26 August 2020.
El Ejido town hall is promoting the use of the Radar Covid app in the area.
The Andalusian Health Service has been integrated with the Radar COVID App to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Date August 25, 2020
This app anonymously notifies other citizens of the possible contact that they have had in recent days with a person who has been infected.
The Andalusian Health Service, within the framework of the mobility development strategy, has been integrated with the Radar COVID App, designed and directed by the Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence of the Government of Spain to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Radar COVID App notifies anonymously of the possible contact that it has had in recent days with a person who has been infected, using Bluetooth low consumption technology, allowing:
Anonymously report your positive diagnosis.
Communicate the exhibition anonymously to the people with whom you have been in contact.
In addition, it is completely anonymous, guaranteeing your privacy and the security of your information. For this reason, it does not ask for your name, your telephone number, or your email.
For more information and download click here
Story from last night about recent deaths due to coronavirus
Almería registers 15 deaths in 17 days and continues to add serious cases of Covid-19
The province continues to concentrate the majority of hospitalized patients in the autonomous community
Two new deaths, 23 hospitalized and three admissions to intensive care units are the most worrying data this Tuesday in Almería, which seems to have been immersed for many days in that second wave of the coronavirus pandemic that it is already talking about openly the Minister of Health of the Junta de Andalucía, Jesús Aguirre.
And Almería in this case continues to be the province with the worst data and with the worst diagnosis, not only because of the unstoppable increase in infections - 125 more were added yesterday - which also, but above all because in parallel serious cases are increasing, such as it reflects the daily portion of the Counseling, and the worst possible outcomes, which is loss of life.
Not in vain, the province has added 15 deaths in just two and a half weeks, since last August 9. This represents more than a fifth of the 68 deaths caused by the coronavirus since the start of the health crisis that began last March.
And the fatalities are once again the elderly, as they were this Tuesday, with the two registered in Almería and Roquetas de Mar, in both cases men over 65 years of age. These data detract from the fact that most of the new infections are young people, under 35 years of age and asymptomatic, and the reality that they are confirmed more positive by the considerable increase in tests. This is true, but it is no less true that in addition to this rise in the number of infections that also implies the multiplication of tests, the advance of the virus in Almería also translates, and well above other Andalusian provinces, in the increase of patients in a worse situation and, ultimately, of the deceased.
5 deaths in 7 days
In the last seven days, for example, five of the 11 Andalusian victims have died in Almería, and the province currently has more than a quarter of those hospitalized in the region (80 out of 308) and close to half of the admitted to the ICU (14 of 36).
The return of the virus to residences is another of the serious consequences of the spread of the virus, as shown by the three deaths in the El Zapillo center for the elderly, where in the last day there have been another six positive cases among residents and five among workers, according to the official report. In total, 62 users have already been affected by the virus and 31 staff members.
And also the increase in cases is significant in Almería in relation to Andalusia. In the last seven days, 772 new positive cases have been confirmed in the province and 1,679 in two weeks. In this time, only Malaga has confirmed more infections (892 in seven days and 1,946 in 14), although in the last week it has had fewer hospitalized patients (42 compared to 52 in Almería) and fewer deaths (3).
In this way, the increase in infections has been exponential in the province, which has gone from 2,000 to more than 4,000 today (4,130) in just two weeks, and is already very close in total cases in Granada (4,618) and Seville (4,626), which until very recently had many more people infected.
As of today, in addition, the province already exceeds 2,563 active cases, very far from the 11 it had at the end of June, when the virus had disappeared from hospitals and intensive care units.
Stats for today - another 124 cases and 1 more death
The coronavirus leaves 124 more cases this Wednesday and one deceased in Roquetas
Fourth consecutive day with a fatality in Almería as a result of the virus
Almería registers for the fourth consecutive day a death as a result of Covid-19, which adds 124 new cases detected through PCR tests. There are also 4 more hospital admissions compared to yesterday, one of them in the ICU, and only two people recovered.
The deceased is a man from Roquetas de Mar with an age between 45 and 64 years, according to the daily update of the data (until seven in the morning) provided by the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía.
In the whole of Andalusia, the community has registered 846 more cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic. Malaga is in the lead with 321 cases detected this day, followed by Almería, which is already the third Andalusian province with the most positives detected through PCR tests.
More than half of the cases, in the West
Of the 124 PCR positives, more than half have been registered in the Poniente Health District, where 65 of the cases have occurred.
Rosalía Espinosa, Andalusian MP for the PP in Almería, admitted yesterday that this area is the one that most worries the Andalusian Government in the province, and that therefore around 500 PCR tests are being carried out there every day.
The Almería Health District sees an increase in the total number of cases diagnosed by CRP by 41, while that of Levante-Alto Almanzora adds 16.
Likewise, there are 2 more cases in municipalities of the province without determining.
Thus, there are currently 2,683 active cases of coronavirus in the total of the province of Almería. We must add two new cured, both in Roquetas de Mar, until reaching 1,501 who have overcome the disease since the beginning of the pandemic, while the new death, also located in Roquetas, places the death toll at 69.
An admission to ICU
Regarding income, the figure grows by 4 people compared to Tuesday's day, when there were 23 new patients. There are, therefore, 480 people who have had to go through hospitals in the province as a result of the Wuhan virus.
There is also a new admission to the Intensive Care Unit, which leaves a total of 72 patients who have undergone an ICU up to now during their illness.
7 & 14 day municipality data
As usual, see the table in the article.
Ongoing 7 and 14 day stats