Almerimar

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Sunday 9 August 2020.

 

More bad news - 100 new cases plus 2 deaths - the first in the province since the end of May

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/198576/el-coronavirus-deja-un-domingo-fatidico-en-almeria-dos-muertes-y-100-positivos

Google translation:

The coronavirus leaves a fateful Sunday in Almería: two deaths and 100 positives

The province adds two deaths after more than two months, since May 30

The coronavirus leaves today in Almería figures that are truly worrying and that were not registered in the province for just over two months, specifically since May 30, when the Almería hospitals added their last death. Today, Sunday leaves an increase in the number of deaths in the province with two more people who have lost their lives in the last 24 hours, one of them, according to official sources confirmed to LA VOZ, at the Hospital del Poniente.

But to the worrying data of this Sunday we must also add a total of 100 new positives detected by PCR, which leaves the total figure already on the verge of 2.00 (1,978) and, again, Almería as the Andalusian province with more houses on the last day, only followed by Malaga, which has 80 of the 287 detected throughout the Andalusian territory. This is followed by Seville, with half and already far away the province of Cádiz, with 17 positives.

The dramatic figures that the pandemic leaves today add to the last record in Almería, it left 114 positives yesterday and also leave a new increase in the number of hospitalized patients, which with two more in 24 hours stands at 48, of which 10 are in the ICU, one more than the day before. By provinces: in Almería (48 hospitalizations, of which 10 in ICU), Cádiz (10 hospitalizations, of which 2 in ICU), Córdoba (10 hospitalizations, of which 1 in ICU), Granada (8 hospitalizations, of which than 1 in ICU), Huelva (3 hospitalizations, of which 1 in ICU), Jaén (5 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Malaga (15 hospitalizations, of which 2 in ICU) and Seville (7 hospitalizations and none in ICU ).

For its part, the positive figure is once again today, when the Health delegate in Almería, Juan de la Cruz Belmonte, has launched an alert message in this newspaper towards young people, asking them to follow the rules, the moderate increase of patients who have overcome Covid-19, which is three more in 24 hours, 1,198 since the beginning of the pandemic. Regarding the outbreaks, Almería maintains the same 11 outbreaks as this Saturday and that of Mojácar's nightlife continues with 70 positives.
 
 
"If young people do not protect themselves, the coronavirus will be unstoppable in Almería"
 
 
"If young people do not protect themselves, the coronavirus will be unstoppable in Almería"

The Health delegate warns: a 23-year-old is intubated in the Huércal-Overa ICU

If a little more than a month ago it seemed unlikely that Almería would regularly reach one hundred cases of Covid-19, in recent days it has become a routine: the province again surpassed yesterday - for the fourth time in the week - the daily maximum of infections, with 114, and two new outbreaks have been declared in Poniente and in Almería, with 8 and 5 cases, respectively.

Faced with this alarming progression, the provincial delegate of the Ministry of Health, Juan de la Cruz Belmonte, has acknowledged to LA VOZ his concern, and has warned that relaxation in compliance with security measures has a lot to do with this new reality, especially in the younger population sector, which now constitutes the bulk of new infections, to the point that the average age of those affected in the province has already dropped "to 32 years."

Although it clarifies that it does not intend to ‘demonize’ young people either, it does warn that “if they do not protect themselves, the spread of the virus will be unstoppable, because they are not immune to it”.

Belmonte gives as an example that no one is free from being seriously affected by the coronavirus, the fact that “currently a 23-year-old young man with no previous pathology is admitted and intubated at the Huércal-Overa Hospital”, and also youth hospitalizations are also increasing in the province. The delegate believes that young people, like everyone else, should show solidarity with others and "think as if they were infected to protect those around them, simply by wearing a mask and maintaining safety distances."

Meetings and leisure Juan de la Cruz Belmonte reports that right now in Almería most of the cases are not related to seasonal agricultural workers, as it may have seemed weeks ago, after the detection of several outbreaks around companies in the sector that , as highlighted, "they are already controlled and overcome." "Most of the infections currently occur in family gatherings, social and nightlife parties for young people, which is where we have relaxed, where we interact without masks," he says.

Regarding the outbreak in the Levante nightclubs, the great work that is being done to find the contacts of each contagion stands out: "Yesterday we did more than 500 tests there, of which less than a dozen have tested positive."

In fact, the delegate affirms that another explanation for the large number of positives in Almería is also "the large number of tests that are being carried out, which are detecting many asymptomatic patients, in addition to other special circumstances, such as the high mobility in the province."

Back off phase? Although in other areas of Spain drastic measures have been taken, such as confinement or phase reversal due to the increase in cases, Belmonte affirms that at the moment in Almería “no similar measure has been proposed, although this is a decision that should take the Counseling ”. “Now at the level of hospital admissions we are the same as at the highest peak of the pandemic. At that time, Almería did not even reach 50% of the capacity of the centers, so we can withstand the healthcare pressure well and, for now, the situation remains under control ”.

Regarding the situation of the hospitals, after the Torrecárdenas medical director has assured that the situation is alarming, Belmonte says that "for now no measures have been adopted that affect their normal operation."
 
 
"These are the measures to follow to stop the coronavirus outbreaks"
 
 
Google translation:
 
These are the measures to follow to stop the coronavirus outbreaks

Adam Cucharski has published a manual to help you understand it

It seems that the Covid-19 infection has come to stay. It is going to become endemic globally, which means that even as some countries manage to control the virus, there will always be a risk of new introductions in areas where there are no outbreaks yet.

This is the theory that the associate professor and member of the Department of Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Adam Cucharski, handles in an interview with Infosalus, on the occasion of the publication of 'The rules of contagion' (Captain Swing), a manual in which he explains how epidemics arise, spread and disappear, and in which he explains that mathematical models can help us understand and achieve this.

Thus, he points out that in regions where there were first and "very large" waves of Covid-19, such as some areas of Latin America and India, immunity can reduce the size of subsequent outbreaks. "But in the future, the virus may still cause new outbreaks in younger age groups, who were not around to see the previous waves," he notes.

With this, the epidemiologist recognizes that societies can only return to normal once populations have sufficient immunity against the virus to stop transmission. In particular, there is talk of what is called 'herd immunity' and that it would be achieved in the hypothetical case that 60% -75% of the population had overcome the infection, according to the estimates of Imperial College London, only in this way The contagions would be stopped naturally because the virus could no longer spread again, as so many people have been affected.

In the specific case of Spain, only 5% of the population would have been exposed to Covid-19, according to the national seroprevalence study published in May this year.

"In some places, uncontrolled epidemics can generate some immunity against infection, but the hope is that a vaccine can create immunity. Until then, we have to find a sustainable way to keep infections away from the most susceptible groups," he maintains Adam Cucharski.

How to stop flare-ups?

According to this specialist, stopping outbreaks will reduce interactions between infectious and susceptible people. "This may include measures at the individual level such as contact tracing and the use of masks, as well as a series of measures at the community level, such as social distancing, or already national measures such as the closure of borders or quarantine to travelers, "he details.

In his view, each of these measures has a different level of effectiveness in reducing coronavirus transmission and a different level of disruption. "So countries will need to find a successful and sustainable combination over the next year if they want to avoid further outbreaks," says the member of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

His idea of ​​why the virus is hitting so hard in Spain lies in 3 factors: the connectivity with other countries that had epidemics, the measures taken to control local outbreaks, and an element of opportunity about where and when the outbreaks began.

"The virus spread very rapidly in Europe in February and early March 2020. For example, genetic data suggested extensive transmission between Italy, Spain, France and the UK. To cope with the outbreaks, countries will need to find the right balance of internal control measures, but it will also depend on what your neighbors are doing ", underlines the author of 'The rules of contagion'.

Regarding the quarantine that the United Kingdom has imposed on travelers from Spain, the English scientist considers that these can reduce the risk of infection in a country, and also goes further, considering it likely that more restrictions will be seen in this line, although always depending which countries currently have outbreaks.

"There will be some tough decisions ahead: If many countries in Europe can find a way to consistently keep cases very low, this will make it easier to have open travel routes," argues Cucharski.

On the other hand, the researcher maintains that there is much scientific evidence that interactions indoors, such as offices, bars, family gatherings and gyms, can be particularly dangerous when it comes to promoting infections. Another point to work on if you want to stop the outbreaks of COVID-19.
 
 
 
 
 

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Saturday 8 August 2020.

 

Kids catching it in the province more often now

https://www.diariodealmeria.es/almeria/ninos-almerienses-positivo-coronavirus-semana_0_1489951430.html

Google translation:

59 children from Almeria test positive for coronavirus in just one week

One in three children under 15 infected in Andalusia lives in Almería

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 150 cases have been diagnosed

August has started on the wrong foot for the province of Almería. Every day new infections accumulate by the hundreds. One of the most striking data is that confirmed cases of coronavirus in children under 15 years of age continue to grow. So far in August, 59 positives have been diagnosed in children from zero to 14 years old.

In total, 150 children from this strip have tested positive for coronavirus in Almería since the beginning of the pandemic. This means that one in three Andalusian children diagnosed as carriers of SARS-CoV-2 are from Almería (specifically 33.86% of the 443 children diagnosed in Andalusia).

The 150 cases that have occurred so far in the province are distributed almost equally between boys and girls: 74 are male and 76 female.

By zones, the Poniente is the one that comes out the worst, with 88 diagnosed cases (49 men and 39 women). In the Almería District, 49 cases have been detected in children (20 boys and 29 girls), while the Levante Alto-Almanzora District has so far had 13 cases (5 boys and 8 girls).
 
 
114 more cases in the province in the last 24 hours - with another outbreak in our Poniente region
 
 
Google translation:
 
Another record: the coronavirus hits Almería again with 114 positives

There are four more hospitalized patients this Saturday and one has left the ICU

The expansion of the coronavirus pandemic in Almería has already been considered by the authorities as "very alarming" and this Saturday, August 8, the situation does not improve compared to the day before, when a new daily record was reached with 112 positives per Covid-19, the vast majority in western Almeria. Thus, the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía has just notified a new record number in the province, which today has added 114 positives, two more than those registered yesterday, Friday.

To these 114 positives, which again represent the highest number of newly infected by coronavirus in all the provinces of Andalusia, we must add the appearance of two new outbreaks in Almería, one of them located in the West, which adds eight associated positives to the same patient zero, and another in the district of the capital, who adds five positives. The two are in the investigation phase and are added to the 10 already existing in the province, after five passed last Thursday to the improvement phase. The most numerous continues to be the nightlife of Mojácar, which has the same 70 positives as this Friday. It should also be noted that the outbreak detected this Friday in the Port of Almería continues.

Another bad figure this Saturday is the number of hospitalized patients, which increased again for the umpteenth time with four patients admitted in the last 24 hours, leaving a total of 46. For its part, the number of patients in the ICU has been lowered by one in the last 24 hours. In the rest of Andalusia, the hospital burden is as follows: Cádiz (9 hospitalizations, of which 2 in ICU), Córdoba (9 hospitalizations, of which 1 in ICU), Granada (10 hospitalizations, of which 1 in ICU ), Huelva (3 hospitalizations, of which 1 in the ICU), Jaén (5 hospitalizations and none in the ICU), Malaga (16 hospitalizations, of which 2 in the ICU) and Seville (7 hospitalizations and none in the ICU).

This increase in the positives recorded in the last 24 hours, which has set a new record in Almería, leaves the total of positives detected by PCR at 1,878. A total that in the data of the cured is 1,195 after the province has added two new this Saturday.

Currently, after today's increase, which once again exceeds a hundred cases, the total number of positives leaves Almería as the fourth Andalusian province most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in this 'second wave'. Ahead, there are only Malaga, with 3,765, and that today has added 68; Granada, with 3,071 and 29 more today, and Seville, which already has 2,921, 48 new this Saturday. Below Almería are Córdoba, with 1,697, 18 new today; Jaén, with 1,627, 46 in the last 24 hours; Cádiz, which registers a total of 1,528 (18 today), and Huelva, which remains the least affected, with only 480 positives.
 
 
An article from late yesterday afternoon that I missed yesterday - people need to behave better
 
 
Google translation:
 
"Very alarming": Almería accounts for 35% of cases in Andalusia in the last week

The medical director of Torrecárdenas says that the population "is not doing things well"

The province of Almería has reached a new record for daily Covid-19 infections this Friday with 112 cases detected in the last hours, and accounts for 35.1 percent of the positives that have been reported in a week.

The medical director of the Torrecárdenas University Hospital, José Guirau, has warned that the current health situation "is very alarming and very complicated" and has warned that there is "a lot of relaxation" in compliance with security measures.

"We are really very concerned because we are seeing that the population is not doing things well," said Guirau, who, in statements to journalists, added that, according to the circumstances, the province's reference hospital "is all in Covid-19 position ".

He has specified that, to the plant intended for patients with coronavirus, another one will be added that "is being prepared" and the covid-19 circuits in the ER and plants remain activated.

Guirau has detailed that in the ICU, where there are currently three people of the 18 who are hospitalized in this center, one of the three hospitals in the province, a specific area has also been reserved.

More responsibility

"We want to convey to the population that it is necessary to be a little more responsible, that it is necessary to be more concerned about the correct fulfillment of hygienic-sanitary measures, that the mask must be used properly, not with the nose on the outside or on the chin, and that you have to wash your hands frequently, "he said.

In this sense, it has spoiled that young people have gone to nightlife after the state of alarm and confinement "as if it were San Fermín" and has highlighted the notable reduction in the average age of people who have required hospitalization in a range of age ranging from 21 to 71 with a 52-year-old ICU patient.

"These things cannot happen, people have to save the measures because the diagnosis is being pneumonia again and, once they are admitted to the ICU, patients take up to three weeks on average to leave," he lamented.

Finally, it has revealed that, among the health professionals who work at the Torrecárdenas University Hospital, there are four active cases of covid-19 "who are at home, almost all asymptomatic."
 

No new shoots

According to the data updated this Friday by the Junta de Andalucía in Almería, despite the rebound of 112 new cases and the upward trend in the number of infections, no outbreak has been added to the nine that are counted as active, either under investigation or under control and totaling 134 positives.

The coronavirus outbreak related to nightlife in three discotheques in Mojácar adds two new cases to the 68 notified 24 hours ago and stands at 70 positive.


The statistic registers five new hospitalizations up to 42, although no new ones in the ICU, which maintains the admissions in intensive care units of Torrecárdenas, Hospital de Poniente and Comarcal de Huércal-Overa in ten. 22 patients have been recovered in the last hours.


In the last week, a total of 498 new cases of the Andalusian total quantified in 1,417 positive results have been confirmed in the province by PCR.
 
 
Latest on Radar Covid - the Spanish tracing app
 
I have been looking for info about the Spanish tracing app, Radar Covid. It was trialled successfully in July on La Gomera. I understand that an updated version will be made available in certain parts of Spain later in August. For further trials. With the target of it being available for general use by mid-September.
 
I seem to remember reading somewhere recently that one of the things that is happening before it is released generally is the option of choosing an English language version.
 
Here is an article about it.
 
 
Google translation:
 
Covid Radar: Tips for Using the Spanish Coronavirus Tracking App Safely

The official application does not collect personal data from the user, but it is important to be careful not to download a harmful tool instead

If the Government's plans are fulfilled, Radar Covid, the Spanish coronavirus tracking “app”, will be functional throughout the national territory as of September 15. However, the citizens of two or three autonomous communities that have not yet been revealed, although it is expected that the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands are among them, will be able to make use of it from August 10. As already explained, the application -whose download is voluntary- is completely respectful of the user's personal data, since it does not ask for access to information such as name, email, geolocation or telephone number.

«This“ app ”, deep down, is an assistant, but with great respect for privacy. All the information remains on the user's mobile and is not sent to any third party. The day someone has a positive, they simply have to share a code and all those with whom they have been at a distance of one and a half meters for more than 15 minutes will receive a message explaining that they have been exposed. The authorities do not intervene at all in the information and personal data is not given, ”explains Borja Adsuara, a legal expert in data protection to ABC.

However, the fact that the "app" is respectful of data does not imply that users can neglect their privacy. On the contrary, it is important to be cautious and follow a series of steps that can help you get rid of more than one scare if you want to use it.

Note that it is the official "app"

It is essential that the user downloads the official one of his country; which, in the case of Spain, is Radar Covid. It should be remembered that cybercriminals have been consciously exploiting all the social engineering opportunities offered by the pandemic since the beginning of the year. So far, we have seen everything from cyber scams to fraudulent maps claiming to provide information about the status of the virus. Also, obviously, fake apps have appeared.

A few months ago, the cybersecurity company Kaspersky warned about the existence of an "app", designed for Android devices, which claimed to show whoever was downloading it by people close to their situation who had been infected. Its name was Coronavirus Finder and inside it housed a banking Trojan called Ginp, designed to steal bank credentials from the victim. The attack was particularly successful in Spain, according to Kaspersky 83% of those affected were residents of our country.

But the thing does not stop there, according to the cybersecurity company Entelgy Innotec, in recent weeks applications disguised as an official tool for tracking coronavirus have continued to proliferate in which, in reality, ransomware was distributed: malicious code that hijacks data to request a subsequent payment to recover them. One of the viruses with these capabilities, called CryCyptor, was camouflaged in the fraudulent COVID Alert tracking "app".

"The key is for users to make sure that the app they are using is legitimate and that they know, for their peace of mind, that they do not need to share their location to use it and that their data will be treated anonymously", points out Enrique Domínguez, director of Entelgy Innotec strategy. The firm reminds that, to avoid falling into traps of this type, it is important to review the installation permissions required by the tracking "app". Considering that Radar Covid does not collect personal data, any application that does, will not be the original.

Only in trusted stores

When downloading an application, especially one as delicate as Radar Covid, it is essential to always use the official stores of the devices. These are the Google Play Store and the Apple Store, in the case of Android and iOS respectively. On the internet there are countless web pages that offer the download of "apps" for mobile phones that are not available on official sites. The fact that their origin is unknown, and that, in principle, brands do not trust them to offer them, is a clear indicator that they could be malicious.

Eusebio Nieva, technical director of the cybersecurity company Check Point, places great emphasis on this detail, although he acknowledges that harmful applications for devices can also be found on Google Play and the Apple Store. «You should always use official stores. Inside, the probability of finding a malicious "app" is lower. Although it exists. Companies have services that are dedicated to discarding applications that appear to have some kind of hidden 'malware', but they don't always work.

The expert points out, in turn, that cybercriminals tend to copy the appearance and name of popular applications in order to increase the number of victims. "This can be seen by checking the number of downloads, the reviews of other users or the syntax in the description," says Eusebio Nieva.

You can remove geolocation from the device

As we have said, Radar Covid does not require any type of data related to the geolocation of the user who downloads it. Therefore, it is not necessary to have it activated in the terminal. It should be remembered that all "smartphones", both those with iOS and Android operating systems, have the ability to track the location of their owner. This type of information can be used, among other things, to share it on social networks or to offer more personalized information when conducting an internet search. If you are very jealous of your privacy, and do not want to share your location with any third party, it is possible to achieve it and that the Covid tracking application remains fully functional.

 
 
Report from the stats guy I used for reporting cases in Spain earlier in the crisis - he is not happy about the fiddling of the number of cases
 
Here is a little more about the fiddling of the cases figures. It appears to be a national problem. Not just one associated with Almería.
 
 
Here is a Google translation of the latest report from the guy yesterday:
 
Data from Friday, August 7

4,507 cases today. In addition, without counting those of Aragon, which has not transmitted its data on time, and that in the regional report they announce more than 600 new cases. It is a continuous increase in cases. There is no prospect of me stopping because there is no reason for it.

The (partial) number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days rises to 37,537, 2,100 more than yesterday. The uninterrupted daily deterioration continues.

I suppose that most of the press will continue to give the headline "1,895 new cases are registered, 123 more than yesterday." With this, they communicate to the population only part of the 4,507 new cases that, in addition to being detected yesterday, followed the complete process of registration of the file. The epidemiological reality is not 1,895 cases, it is 4,507 cases.

Each day the difference between the two figures is maintained. Thus, with the figure reported by the press, from June 4 to today, 29,973 cases have been communicated to the population, when in reality there are 74,036 new cases: 2.5 times more.

The actual figure is the simple difference between today's total cases and yesterday's total cases. It is the figure that the international repositories for statistical monitoring of the pandemic collect, but the local press does not.

To show that it is not a parallel accounting of mine, but rather the official accounting of the Ministry of Health, I show the difference between the total cases of today and those of June 3, according to the Health accounting itself.

August 7: 314,362 cases

June 3: 240,326 cases

Difference: 74,036 new cases (and not 29,973)
 

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Friday 7 August 2020.

 

Daily stats - another 112 cases in the province

See the Spanish article for a table with details of the location of the latest cases.

https://almeria360.com/actualidad/07082020_la-provincia-de-almeria-notifica-112-positivos-en-covid-19-en-las-ultimas-24-horas_202317.html

Google translation:

The province of Almería reports 112 positives in covid-19 in the last 24 hours

The capital, Roquetas, El Ejido, Níjar and La Mojonera account for most of the new confirmed cases.

Almería once again breaks its own record for positives at covid-19. On this occasion, 112 infections have been reported, according to data from the Andalusian Regional Government's Health Department. The capital, Roquetas, El Ejido, Níjar and La Mojonera account for most of the new confirmed cases. See table.

In the last 7 days the number of confirmed positive in the province amounts to 498 and 772 in the last 14.

In the last day, 5 patients have needed hospitalization and 22 have overcome the disease. In total, Almería has 42 hospitalizations, of which 10 are admitted to the ICU.

Cádiz (10 hospitalizations, of which 2 in ICU), Córdoba (10 hospitalizations, of which 1 in ICU), Granada (12 hospitalizations, of which 1 in ICU), Huelva (3 hospitalizations, of which 1 in ICU ), Jaén (3 hospitalizations and none in the ICU), Malaga (15 hospitalizations, of which 1 in the ICU) and Seville (5 hospitalizations, of which 1 in the ICU).

Andalusia has registered 309 positives in the last hours.

There are currently 96 active outbreaks in Andalusia, after registering 14 new outbreaks and entering 4 in overcoming in the last hours.

Outbreak situation in Almería

Number & Region                                       Confirmed cases                 Phase

70. Almeria (Almeria)                                                 7                         Investigation

61. Almeria (West)                                                    4                             Research

55. Almeria (Levante-Alto Almanzora)                      5                        Investigation

46. ​​Almería (North Almería)                                      4                        Investigation

45. Almeria  (I raised)                                              70                        Investigation

38. Almeria (Almeria)                                               6                         Investigation

29. Almeria (Almeria)                                              19                        Investigation

25. Almeria (Almeria)                                               5                             Control

3. Almería (Levante-Alto Almanzora)                     14                             Control

 

The mystery of the fiddled stats continues

AlmeriaCoronavirusStats7Aug2020

It continues to look like there is some form of fiddling going on with the numbers. Based on the information published today. Things continue to not add up.

 

The definition of an outbreak (lifted from an article on the El País In English site

"An outbreak is defined by the ministry as a group of three or more infections with an epidemiological link, and it is considered active if there has been transmission within the last 14 days. In the case of infections detected in senior centers, one positive case is considered an outbreak."

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Thursday 6 August 2020.

 

No more cases for UD Almería - they can start training again

The good news is that the round of coronavirus tests for UD Almería have returned negative results. So only 2 players have tested positive so far. One around a week ago with the second a couple of days agao (afer 3 negative tests). The team can return to training this afternoon.

 

Not good news -105 more cases and 11 more people in hospital

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/198435/duro-reves-del-coronavirus-105-nuevos-casos-y-11-hospitalizaciones-mas

Google translation:

Hard setback of the coronavirus: 105 new cases and 11 more hospitalizations

There are already 40 people admitted to Almería hospitals

The wave does not stop growing: the province of Almería has registered a total of 105 new infections in the last 24 hours (31 more than yesterday) and, in addition, 11 more hospitalizations have been necessary.

This Thursday, August 6, the hospital needs of Almería continue to grow: there are already 40 people hospitalized, of which 10 are in the ICU. In this way, the province of Almería continues to be the one in the worst state in Andalusia: the second province with the most hospitalizations is Malaga, with only 13 patients admitted.

In total, Almería has a total of 1,652 cases registered by PCR and has already overtaken Jaén, making it the fifth province with the most cases. In addition, Almería is only 4 infections away from reaching Córdoba, which is currently the fourth province with the most positives.

In this way, the Almeria climb in the ranking is, to say the least, worrying. As for hospitalized patients, 334 patients have already passed through the health centers of Almería, and 52 of them have required hospitalization in the ICU. In addition, 53 people with coronavirus have died in Almería and 1,171 patients have already been cured (22 more in the last 24 hours).

Regarding outbreaks, after passing the phase of overcoming 5 of those registered in the province of Almería and not having detected any new one, there are only 10 that remain active in the province, either in phase of overcoming, control or investigation.

Of all of them, the one that has grown the most is the one associated with Levante nightlife, which has already detected a total of 68 positive cases of coronavirus.
 
 
The daily breakdown by municipality
 
 
As usual see the table in the article for details.
 
 
Breakdown by municipality
 
Something strange is going on with the figures today - it looks like a load of extra cases have sneaked into the figures. Without them having been announced over the last 2 weeks. See the full tables for yesterday and today from the two articles below.
 
AlmeriaCoronavirusStats6Aug2020
 
 Comparison of municipality stats for 5 and 6 August 2020
 
ComparisonOfAlmeria360coronavirusMunicipalityData5thAND6thAugust2020
 
 

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Wednesday 5 August 2020.

 

Today I will start with a song for our times

 

Turre is the latest town in the east of the province to have recent outbreaks

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/3/provincia/198379/el-ayuntamiento-de-turre-confirma-seis-casos-de-covid-19-en-el-municipio

Google translation:

Turre City Council confirms six cases of Covid-19 in the municipality

They belong to two different foci with two and four positives respectively

The coronavirus spreads slowly through the Almería Levante. After in Pulpí, Vera, Huércal-Overa, Garrucha and Mojácar, among other municipalities, cases and outbreaks were detected in recent weeks, now it is Turre's turn. The City Council, through a publication on social networks, has reported the existence of six positive cases for Covid-19 coronavirus confirmed by the health authorities in their municipality.

According to the Consistory, these six infections correspond to two different outbreaks, one with two people and the other with four, which at the moment it is not known if they are related to the outbreak that has affected the main nightlife clubs in the neighboring municipality of Mojácar.

The City Council has asked its neighbors to take the safety and hygiene measures recommended by the health authorities, while in coordination with them the measures to be followed in the municipality are determined.

Yesterday the province of Almería lived its record of infections in 24 hours with 91 new positives by PCR.

 

Latest status of UD Almería - after the recent two cases around 6 days apart

https://www.diariodealmeria.es/ud-almeria/jugadores-Almeria-pasan-test-domicilios_0_1489351178.html

Google translation:

The Almería players take the tests and go to their homes

The team is pending the results and if there are no more positives, they will train again tomorrow morning

Everything stays on the wire

Almería passed a new round of tests this morning to see what the status of the squad is after a second positive case was reported on Tuesday afternoon. This was quarantined, while his colleagues isolated themselves and this morning they were examined to see if an outbreak has occurred or if it has not spread.

Players, coaching staff and employees have been arriving in stages this morning at the facilities of the Mediterranean Games Stadium, where they have accessed without leaving their vehicles and have parked in an area exclusively for them. With all the security measures, the same ones that they keep in social distance and hygiene training, they have undergone PCR tests to get back into the cars and go home.

In principle, as happened last week, the coaching staff has in mind to train tomorrow morning, if the results show that there are no more infections. If they could train normally tomorrow, the protocol would be applied again from phase 1 for a few days. The areas of the stadium used by the UDA have been disinfected, while the annex and the parts where the rojiblancos members have not gone remain open.
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The two rojiblancos positives are asymptomatic, their health is good and they will be quarantined until two PCR tests are negative.
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Without a doubt, it is a hard emotional blow for the team, which had already set to work to prepare for the clash in Gerona. The staff was excited to change the dynamic with José Gomes at the helm, but now he has seen again how his work dynamics are interrupted for health reasons. LaLiga is waiting for the test results to see if a decision has to be made or simply isolates itself to the new positive.
 

Initial data for last 24 hours in the province

https://almeria360.com/actualidad/05082020_la-provincia-de-almeria-notifica-74-nuevos-positivos-y-11-hospitalizados-en-las-ultimas-horas_202168.html

Google translation:

The province of Almería reports 74 new positives and 11 hospitalized in the last hours

In the last 7 days, the number of infections confirmed by PCR test amounts to 400.

The province of Almería reported 74 new positives in the last day, according to data from the Andalusian Regional Government's Ministry of Health. In the last 7 days, the number of infections confirmed by PCR test amounts to 400.

In the last hours 11 people have had to be hospitalized for covid-19 in the province. In addition, 2 patients have required admission to the ICU.

The number of patients who have overcome the disease in the last 24 hours is 88.

 

Breakdown by municipality

https://almeria360.com/actualidad/05082020_coronavirus-en-almeria-situacion-en-cada-municipio-de-la-provincia-4_202170.html

As usual - see the table in the article.

 

History of the municipality daily stats

AlmeriaCoronavirusStats5Aug2020

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Tuesday 4 August 2020.

 

A new record - 91 more cases in the last 24 hours

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/198338/almeria-registra-su-peor-dia-en-la-pandemia-del-coronavirus-91-nuevos-positivos

Google translation:

Almería records its worst day in the coronavirus pandemic: 91 new positives and one more patient in the ICU

There are 32 hospitalized this Tuesday, four more than Monday, and five in the ICU, one more

The coronavirus does not offer any respite to Almería and the province has lived this Tuesday which is, so far, the day with the most positive for Covid-19 confirmed by PCR, with 91 in the last 24 hours. A figure that again leaves the province as the one that has the worst, one more day, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic in Andalusia and the almost one hundred new positives, we must also add four new hospitalized patients, bringing the total to 32 , of which five are in the ICU, one more than yesterday.

Almería once again lives another hard day of considerable increase in the coronavirus curve, which already leaves more than 1,470 positives detected by PCR after adding 68 new cases yesterday, 31 on Sunday and 84 on Saturday, the day that set the record for daily positives so far For its part, the number of recovered has also experienced a considerable increase and leaves 67 new patients healed this Mars, with a total of 1,061 since the start of the pandemic.

The hospital load in the province of Almería continues to be the highest in Andalusia, as reflected in the daily report offered by the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health and Families, which today leaves the pressure on Andalusian hospitals as follows. : Cádiz (7 hospitalizations of which 1 in ICU), Córdoba (10 hospitalizations of which 1 in ICU), Granada (12 hospitalizations and of which 1 in ICU), Huelva (3 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Jaén ( without hospitalizations), Malaga (12 hospitalizations and of which 1 in ICU) and Seville (5 hospitalizations of which 1 in ICU).

Regarding outbreaks, the most important asset at this time, that of Mojácar, remains at 20 positives, the same as the day it was reported, although these data do not match, much less, with those provided by the Levante town councils, such as Mojácar, which reported yesterday that there were 32 positives detected in its municipality, 26 of them waiters, or Garrucha, which today informed LA VOZ that its seven positives detected this weekend are related with the nightlife of Mojácar.

Thus, the outbreaks in Almería remain this Tuesday at 2pm after two in the capital were overcome on Monday. For its part, Andalusia has registered one more on the coast of Huelva, with five positive associates and which is still under investigation.
 
 
Information about current outbreaks in the province of Almería - Only one small one in our region (Poniente) has a status of "investigation" - all others close to us have a status of "control"
 
 
A Google translation of the definitions of the status of outbreaks from the article:
 
* "Investigation" (Research) phase: A study of contacts and tests are being carried out.

* "Control" phase: The contact study has been completed and the tests have been carried out according to protocols.
 
 
The usual table of numbers of cases by municipality in the last 7 and 14 days
 
 
 
History of the municipality daily stats
 
It appears that the Almería 360 site publishes a breakdown of cases per municipality on each week day. For a little while I have been publishing a link to the stats. I have now decided to publish a table of the subset of the data from these articles on a regular basis. to make it easier to track the changes in the stats.
 
Here is the first table:
 
AlmeriaCoronavirusStats4Aug2020
 
 
 
 

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Monday 3 August 2020.

 

Eight times increase in cases in 40 days in Spain

https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-08-03/coronavirus-cases-in-spain-jump-eightfold-since-end-of-state-of-alarm.html

 

More info about the outbreak associated with night clubs in Mojacar

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/3/provincia/198274/los-positivos-asociados-al-brote-de-mojacar-son-ya-32-y-cierran-tambien-el-lua

Google translation:

The positive results associated with the outbreak of the Mojácar coronavirus are now 32 and they also close the Lua

Of the more than 30 positives, 26 of them are waiters at the three closed stores

The coronavirus outbreak as a result of the positives detected in the nightlife of the province of Almería now totals 32 cases, of which 26 are people who work as waiters in the Mocha night, and the closure of a new location has been claimed, the Lua, from the same owners as the Moma.

This has been reported to LA VOZ by municipal sources, who have specified that PCR tests are currently being carried out at the Hospital of La Inmaculada, in Huércal-Overa, to trace the contacts of the positives and find possible new infected.

Rosa María Cano, mayor of Mojácar, pointed out to Europa Press that the outbreak "is fully controlled" and added that, apart from the closure of the three establishments affected by the Andalusian Government, the city council is "guaranteeing" the "Isolation" from people who have tested positive and "quarantined."

Cano (PP) has assured that the discotheques in which the 26 waiters with Covid-19 work "kept all the security measures imposed by the health authorities" while stressing that the Local Police is in possession of videos of the inspections to the locals who "so certify".

Informations

"A lot of hoaxes are being poured on these places and we do not want people to believe that nightlife is disorganized in Mojácar. It is not true because, if it were, today we would not have 26 controlled cases and focused on waiters," he said to specify. that there are six other cases "but isolated and unrelated to this outbreak."

The mayor has reported that members of the Civil Protection, Local Police and "the councilors themselves" are assisting the 26 workers who have tested positive at Covid-19 and "guaranteeing that they do not pose any danger to visitors and residents." "The garbage is removed, the purchase is made, they go to the pharmacy if they require it, and their basic needs are met so that they can meet the isolation," she said.

Cano has located the origin of the outbreak in the fact that those affected live "closely" to lower the cost of rental accommodation, "which in these months is quite considerable." "They are like temporary workers. They move to Mojácar to work and live together, even not working in the same place," he explained.

In line with this, he has stated that the outbreak "has not spread to clients", although it has revealed that PCR tests are being carried out at the Hospital Comarcal de La Inmaculada, Huércal-Overa, "to anyone who reports that they have been in these entertainment venues or have had close contact with those affected. "

"Most of them have had no problem in giving their identification data so that we can serve as support for their needs," said the Mojaquera mayor, who reiterated that in the municipality "security is guaranteed in discotheques."

She concluded by noting that the premises "have complied" and the City Council has "guarded". "There has been no establishment with a dance floor. If there were people dancing, next to their table, with prior reservation and to prevent it from exceeding the permitted capacity," she concluded.

 

Breakdown of cases per municipality over the last 7 and 14 days

https://almeria360.com/actualidad/03082020_coronavirus-en-almeria-situacion-en-cada-municipio-de-la-provincia-3_201997.html

As usual, you can see the details in the table in the Spanish article.

 

68 more cases in the province in the last 24 hours

https://almeria360.com/actualidad/03082020_el-coronavirus-sigue-fuerte-en-almeria-68-nuevos-positivos-en-las-ultimas-horas_202000.html

The Spanish article has a table with a list of cases per province in Andalucía for the last 7 and 14 days.

Google translation:

The coronavirus remains strong in Almería: 68 new positives in the last hours

Three patients have required hospitalization in Almería and one has had to be admitted to the ICU. A person has overcome the disease in the last 24 hours.

The province of Almería has reported 68 positives in covid-19 in the last day, according to data from the Andalusian Regional Government's Ministry of Health. Thus, Almería has had 294 positives in the last 7 days and 526 in the last 14. They are the highest figures of all the provinces of Andalusia.

Three patients have required hospitalization in Almería and one has had to be admitted to the ICU. A person has overcome the disease in the last 24 hours.

 

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Sunday 2 August 2020.

 

Latest story about cases in the province

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/198215/almeria-suma-dos-nuevos-brotes-de-coronavirus-en-un-dia-con-solo-31-positivos

Google translation:

Almería adds two new outbreaks of coronavirus in one day with ‘only’ 31 positives

The province continues to lead with 22 admitted patients, four of them in the ICU

Almería has no respite in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and today, when the new positives for Covid-19 have dropped to 31 in the last 24 hours (there were 84 on the eve), the province registers two new outbreaks in the districts of Almería and Levante, with four and 20 new positives, respectively, which add to the 12 that were this Saturday and which bring the total number of active outbreaks to 71 in all of Andalusia. It should be noted that the Levante outbreak that has two dozen infected is a consequence of the positives made in the Mándala and Moma discotheques in Mojácar.

The data provided this Sunday by the Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalusian Government seemed to bring good news with only 31 positives detected by PCR on the last day (1,314 in total), a figure that does not leave, for the first time in many days, the province of Almería as the first in Andalusia in terms of new cases detected, since Malaga today adds up to fifty of the 183 new infections that have been reported throughout the autonomous community.

But this certain respite is completely broken when attending hospitalized patients, and this Sunday, as if that were not enough, Almería hospitals have again registered two new patients admitted for coronavirus, which currently leaves a total of 20 admissions , four of them in the Intensive Care Unit. This situation again leaves the province of Almería as the one that is suffering the most hospital pressure, since the burden on the hospitals of the Andalusian provinces is as follows: Cádiz (3 hospitalizations and none in the ICU), Córdoba (10 hospitalizations of which 2 in ICU), Granada (10 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Huelva (2 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Jaén (without hospitalizations), Malaga (10 hospitalizations and of which 1 in ICU) and Seville (3 hospitalizations of which 1 in ICU).

As for the number of patients recovered this Sunday, this remains at the same 993 that there was on Saturday, and that is that only one patient has recovered in the whole of Andalusia, specifically, in the province of Córdoba.

Sprouts

For its part, the outbreaks of coronavirus in Almería are already 14 after one with four positives in Almería Norte and another of 20 positives in Levante, a region in which the Junta de Andalucía had to act this week, have been added. to close some nightlife venues whose workers had tested positive.

Thus, the situation of the 14 active outbreaks this Sunday in Almería leaves seven of them in the control phase and seven in investigation. Thus, the two located in the west are in the control phase, with 102 and eight positives; in Levante, with 13 and five positives, and three more outbreaks in Almería, with 38, 8 and 4. For their part, those that remain in the investigation phase are located mainly in the Almería district, which maintains four outbreaks with four, four, five and five positives; Levante, with seven positives and 20 in the one detected today; and Poniente, which maintains an investigation outbreak with four positives.

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Saturday 1 August 2020.

 

Latest story about the daily stats - 84 more cases (a new daily record) and 1 new outbreak

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/198168/almeria-registra-su-record-diario-de-positivos-por-coronavirus-con-84-nuevos

Google translation:

Almería records its daily record of positive for coronavirus with 84 new ones in 24 hours

The province has a total of 1,283 PCR and adds a new outbreak, in the capital district

The weekend in Almería begins in the worst possible way after the province today broke its daily record for coronavirus positives by adding 84 new cases detected by PCR in just 24 hours. A figure that represents practically half of the infections in all of Andalusia, which added 186 positives this Saturday, and which once again places Almería as the province that has been experiencing the worst since the arrival of the new normality.

With these 84 new positives, the province is experiencing its worst day during the entire pandemic, even worse than the months of March and April in full confinement, and exceeds the days of July 19 and 20, which with 58 and 55 cases, respectively, They kept the records recorded in the province so far. Thus, the total number of positives for coronaviruses detected in the province amounts to 1,283 positives detected by PCR and 1,512 in total, if the rapid tests are added.

Thus, the 84 new positives detected today add to figures that are equally dramatic, that of hospitalized patients, who currently have 20 admitted patients in Almería hospitals, of which four are in the ICU. In the same way, as it happens with the positives detected today, with these income data the province doubles the figures registered in the other seven Andalusians, where the hospital pressure is as follows: in Almería (20 hospitalizations of which 4 in the ICU ), Cádiz (3 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Córdoba (8 hospitalizations of which 2 in ICU), Granada (12 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Huelva (2 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Jaén (2 hospitalizations of the than 1 ICU), Malaga (10 hospitalizations and of which 1 in ICU) and Seville (3 hospitalizations of which 1 in ICU).

As for the outbreaks detected, of the 62 outbreaks that are active throughout Andalusia, Almería contributes 12 outbreaks of contagion, the last one detected this Saturday in the Almería district and which adds 5 positives associated with the same zero patient. Thus, Andalusia today adds seven new ones, two in Córdoba, two in Seville, two in Malaga and one in Almería, as reported this Saturday by the Ministry of Health and Families, which also records a deceased in Jaén.
 
 
New policy to be implemented in the Poniente hospital from Monday 3 August 2020
 
 
Google translation:
 
Poniente Hospital changes the rules for access to hospitalization plants

The measures have the dual objective of guaranteeing patient support and reinforcing safety and prevention measures for covid-19.

The Hospital de Poniente is going to launch new measures to regulate the access of companions to the hospitalization area. The new entry control system will begin to work progressively starting on Monday, and aims to promote the right of people admitted to have accompaniment, as well as reinforce security and prevention measures against covid-19.

As of August 3, the implementation of access control to hospitalization plants will gradually begin. Each patient may only be accompanied by one person in their room, with exceptions justified and authorized by the healthcare team.

At the time of admission, the patient must designate two people authorized to practice as companions, who will take turns staying in the room and who will receive an Authorized Companion certificate.

In extraordinary situations, such as those of patients at the end of life, it will be valued to expand the number of authorized companions.

In order to access the Hospitalization Area, authorized companions must show their certificate at the access control, where they will be given an identification card, which they must carry with them at all times during their stay in the room. This card will be returned to the control when leaving the hospitalization facility, to allow the release by the other person authorized to be with the patient.

Authorized companions must remain in the room, with the door closed, avoiding wandering through corridors and other areas of the hospital. The use of the mask is mandatory and frequent hand hygiene is recommended.

To those who carry out tasks of care and accompaniment of hospitalized patients, it is also recommended that once they are out of the hospital, they respect social distancing measures and avoid crowds and close contact with other people.

If symptoms related to covid-19 appear, such as fever, cough or feeling of suffocation, the caregiver must remain at home and report it to the health services through the channels established in primary care (by calling 900 400061).

Visits to hospitalized people are not allowed in any case and only one companion per patient is allowed, so a single card will be issued, except in exceptional cases such as child care or the accompaniment of people at the end of his life.

General rules for entering the hospital
These access control measures are in addition to those already in place to regulate the entrance to the Hospital de Poniente since last May.

The center has three entry points (apart from the emergency access area): the general access door to External Consultations; the entrance door to External Consultations of Traumatology; and the entrance to the Hemodialysis area.

Patients who come for consultations, treatments, tests or surgical interventions must do so without a companion, except in justified cases, such as minors, dependent or pregnant people.

At the entrance, a temperature measurement is made using an infrared thermometer. Those who have fever or some other symptom that does not require urgent assistance, are referred to their home, to subsequently contact Salud Responde.

Likewise, access to the center with a mask is necessary, as well as frequent hand hygiene with hydroalcoholic solution and that the safety distance must be maintained and the seats canceled in the waiting rooms must be respected.
 
 
 
 

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Friday 31 July 2020.

 

Latest story about the daily stats

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/198127/almeria-sigue-en-puestos-de-cabeza-en-brotes-de-covid-19

Google translation:

Almería continues in positions of head in outbreaks of Covid-19

The province registers this Friday two new outbreaks

Almería ends the month of July with bad data regarding the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic: in the last few hours it has added two new outbreaks, which have been located in the Almería Health District, and 35 more cases.

Of the 55 outbreaks that are active throughout Andalusia, after registering 13 new outbreaks and entering one in the overcoming phase, Almería contributes 11 outbreaks of contagion, which places it at the forefront of the Covid-19 outbreak community. Only the province of Seville is ahead with 12, Granada is tied with the Almería territory with 11 and Malaga registers 10. The best ones are Córdoba with 6, Huelva with 2, Cádiz with 2 and Jaén with a single focus.

In total, in the autonomous community there are 28 outbreaks that are no longer active, several of them from the Almería province.

Of the total number of outbreaks that are active in the province, five are located in the Almería Health District, three in the Poniente District and another three in the Levante-Alto Almanzora District.

At the moment, four and five cases are those that register the two new outbreaks in the province of Almería.

The Ejido outbreak (the largest to date with 102 positives) is still in the control phase, which implies that the contact study has been completed and tests have been carried out according to protocols.

At the hospital

In the last hours, six people have needed to be admitted to a hospital in Almería. Currently, the province has 19 hospitalizations, of which four are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and it continues to be the Andalusian territory with the highest income.

Eleven more people have overcome the disease and there are already 990 cured of coronaviruses.

Fortunately, the number of deaths remains stable for the past two months in all 53 deaths.

A total of 1,472 people have had the coronavirus detected in the province, 1,199 through PCR tests.

 

Some good news - the two biggest outbreaks in our area are "under control"

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/198091/los-dos-grandes-focos-del-virus-en-el-poniente-estan-ya-bajo-control

Google translation:

The two major outbreaks of the virus in the West are already under control

Almería lives the day with the most cured since the pandemic began

Despite the fact that the coronavirus seems to continue to roam freely in the province of Almería, with 37 cases detected in the last day -more than 31% of the total in Andalusia, where 118 infections were confirmed-, this Thursday good news has also arrived that can mean a change in the trend of the provincial health panorama.

The first of these is that the Ministry of Health and Families has considered as controlled and overcome, respectively, what until now have been the two main sources of spread of the disease in the Poniente Sanitary District, the outbreaks declared in El Ejido and in Berja.

The first, linked to an ejido company in the agricultural sector, has ended with 102 positives, which has become, until now, the second outbreak with the most affected in all of Andalusia, after the one related to a disco in Córdoba. However, as the delegate of the Andalusian Government in Almería, Maribel Sánchez, has pointed out, not all the infected have been workers, but also relatives and people from their environment.

Collaboration Sánchez has thanked the collaboration of this company, which has allowed from the beginning, and thanks also to the actions taken by Health with the identification of the first three cases, “a rapid diagnosis and the reinstatement of 90% of the employees who have carried out quarantines. ” With this, the company already operates normally.

The fact that this outbreak has been declared in the control phase means that the contact study has already been completed and all the necessary tests established by the protocols have been carried out.

Better news has even come from the Berja outbreak, where 31 other people, these yes all workers of an agricultural company on the outskirts of the municipality, tested positive. However, this focus is already considered to have been overcome by the health authorities, which means that it is no longer active.

Regarding the rest of the outbreaks in the province, four are under investigation, among them a new one declared in Roquetas de Mar with four positives. The one that continues to worry the most is that of Níjar, which also arose around an agricultural company in the area, which maintains 38 cases. Together with them, they are still under investigation, that is, they continue to carry out contact studies and tests, those declared in Vera (seven cases) and Laujar de Andarax (eight).

The rest of the outbreaks that are already under control are two in the Almería District (both in Níjar, with four and eight affected, the two related to infections between relatives) and two others in the Levante-Alto Almanzora Sanitary District, in Pulpí (13 cases) and Cuevas del Almanzora (five). In total, the nine outbreaks that remain active in the province have 198 people infected by the coronavirus.

98 healed The other good news of the day was the ‘massive’ recovery of 98 people in just 24 hours, the highest number of healed in a single day in the province. This is also a sign that many of the new infections, detected among young people and in most cases asymptomatic, overcome the disease quickly and without major complications. And it also explains the low percentage of hospitalized in relation to positives (17 at present) and of those admitted to intensive care units (four), despite the fact that Almería is now the province of Andalusia with the most people admitted.

Between Almería and Poniente Most of the 37 cases of Covid-19 confirmed this Thursday by the Ministry of Health and Families were distributed almost equally between the health districts of Almería and Poniente.

This last region accumulated 15 new cases up to 677, of which seven have occurred in El Ejido, with 169 already accumulated; six in Roquetas de Mar (372), one in La Mojonera (30) and another one in Vícar (52), according to the Europa Press news agency. For its part, adds the same source, the Levante-Norte area only accumulated two new positives corresponding to the municipality of Mojácar, which already has six to its credit, and reaches 197 cases.

As for the health district relative to the capital, where 553 accumulated contagions have been since the start of the pandemic, there have been 14 new cases of which seven are in the city (365 accumulated), six in Níjar (99) and one in Benahadux (7), while ten cases are located in an unspecified municipality.

 

Breakdown of cases per municipality

https://almeria360.com/actualidad/31072020_distribucion-por-municipio-de-los-positivos-en-coronavirus-en-la-provincia-de-almeria_201855.html

No need for a translation. Just look at the table in the article.

 

More controls in the El Ejido area

https://almeria360.com/actualidad/31072020_ocio-nocturno_201849.html

Google translation:

El Ejido sanctions 71 citizens for the mask and restricts nightlife to prevent coronavirus

The Order of July 29 establishes, among other issues, that the use of tobacco inhalation devices, water pipes and hookahs is not allowed in places of entertainment, leisure, hotels and restaurants and discotheques; groups of 12 people within hospitality premises are limited to 12 people; and in pubs and cocktail bars the capacity is limited to 60% and the closing time of discos will be at 5.00

El Ejido City Council has announced increased control over new prevention measures in leisure, hospitality and nightlife establishments.

The mayor has held a meeting with different municipal areas and with the Local Police to analyze the pandemic situation that has presented outbreaks in different municipalities in the province in recent weeks and which, in the case of El Ejido, is already controlled and as announced by the Ministry of Health and Families in its report yesterday, Thursday, July 30.

To date, the Local Police have imposed sanctions on 71 citizens for failing to comply with the obligation to wear the mask and continues with inspections in establishments so that gauging, social distancing, and safety and prevention measures are respected.

During the meeting, the new measures adopted by the Government of the Board were analyzed, after hearing the experts and agreeing with the city councils of the capitals, it maintains nightlife, but with important restrictions to avoid contagions.

Some new measures published in the BOJA in the Order of July 29 that establish for:

- Places of entertainment, leisure, hotels and restaurants, discotheques and in any other type of establishment open to the public are not allowed to use tobacco inhalation devices, water pipes, hookahs or similar.

- Clubs: Those who want to attend must request a reservation with names and surnames. If this is not the case, they will have to leave their personal data upon entering and those who run the business are required to register.

The capacity becomes 40%. The bars will be closed, customers will not be able to consume in them. They will have to be seated, since dancing is not allowed either, and the groups are reduced from 25 to 12 per table.

The company must hire room controllers to monitor compliance with the regulations and the cleanliness of the services will be controlled, either with a permanent person at the access or with a system that shows that they are cleaned every hour. The closing of the disco will not exceed 5.00 in the morning, two hours less.

- Pub or bars: The capacity goes from 75% to 60%; The closing will not exceed 3.00 in the morning and the number of people per table is limited to 12. As in the clubs, there will be a registration of attendees.

- Terraces: 100% occupancy is maintained, but with tables of 12 people maximum.

- Restaurants inside: Capacity of 75% and the same on people by tables.

- Large bottles: The Board modifies the Public Health Law to declare the bottle as an "unhealthy, harmful and dangerous" activity. This will allow law enforcement to intervene to prevent these concentrations of youth from drinking alcohol in outdoor locations outside regulated establishments.
 

 

 

 

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Thursday 30 July 2020.

 

37 more cases and 1 more local outbreak

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/198070/almeria-37-nuevos-casos-de-coronavirus-y-un-brote-mas-en-el-poniente

Google translation:

Almería: 37 new cases of coronavirus and one more outbreak in Poniente

Health reports almost a hundred cured in the last hours

The daily numbers of new infections do not drop. Almería repeats itself as the Andalusian province that contributes more cases in the last hours, something that has been going on for several days, and adds a new outbreak, located in the Poniente Health District.

The Ministry of Health of the Andalusian Government has reported this Thursday of 37 positives detected in the last day. Andalusia has reported 118 infections in the daily part. Behind Almería are Malaga with 29 and Seville with 23 cases.

The province registers a new outbreak in the Poniente region, which adds, for the moment, four cases.

There are eight outbreaks that are currently active in Almeria territory, after the fact that the outbreak in Ejido (the largest so far with 102 positives so far) is controlled and that detected in Berja among a group of temporary workers (with 31 cases) is in the overcoming phase, which implies that it is no longer active.

The rest of the outbreaks remain stable and have not increased in infections during the last day.

Almost a hundred healed in one day

From the data provided by the Ministry of Health, the number of people who have been cured stands out, 98 more in 24 hours. Therefore, 979 people from Almería have already passed Covid-19.

The number of hospitalized also falls, although in the last few hours there have been two admissions and one in the Intensive Care Unit. Almería currently has 17 hospitalizations, of which four remain in the ICU.

A total of 1,437 people have been infected with coronaviruses in the province, of which 1,164 have tested positive through PCR tests.

53 people have lost their lives because of this pandemic.

This Wednesday, June 29, Almería held a funeral in the Cathedral for the victims of Covid-19 in Almería. The first civil and military authorities of the province attended the missal that was chaired by the bishop of the diocese, Adolfo González Montes.

 

Google translation of a statement on Facebook today - D'Bar

"Good afternoon, customers are informed that after a positive test for coronavirus in one of our waiters, the same test has been carried out on all the employees of the bar.
Being negative that of all the other D'bar will remain closed today for the total disinfection of the same for the safety of the clientele and tomorrow the 31st we will open with total normality.
For us, the health of our customers is the most important.
Thank you for your support and understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience."

 

Google translation of a small part of this article:

https://www.diariodealmeria.es/almeria/Datos-coronavirus-jueves_0_1487551375.html

In Poniente there are 15 positives today: 7 in El Ejido, 6 in Roquetas de Mar and one in La Mojonera and Vícar.

 

Municipality breakdown - regular daily story

https://almeria360.com/actualidad/30072020_coronavirus-en-la-provincia-situacion-en-cada-municipio-de-almeria_201781.html

See the charts in the story for details.

 

Article about Spanish contact tracers - an interesting read

https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-07-30/spains-covid-19-contact-tracers-all-our-energy-is-being-put-into-containing-the-coronavirus.html

 

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Wenesday 29 July 2020.

 

35 new cases in the province in the last 24 hours

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/198019/el-coronavirus-no-da-una-tregua-a-almeria-35-nuevos-casos-de-covid-19

Google translation:

Coronavirus does not give a truce to Almería: 35 new cases of Covid-19

The province maintains nine active outbreaks

The coronavirus does not give a truce to the province. One more day, Almería contributes the largest number of Covid-19 cases that have been registered in Andalusia in the last hours.

The daily report provided by the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health reports 33 new positives and maintains nine outbreaks in the province of Almería, all of them under investigation except one of those located in the Levante Health District. Alto Almanzora that has passed the control phase. This implies that the contact study has been completed and the tests have been carried out according to the established protocols.

In two of the nine outbreaks detected, at the moment, there has been an increase in cases in Almería: one in Levante-Almanzora has gone from 4 to 7 and another located in the Almería Health District from 4 to 8 positives.

At the moment, the most important outbreak is the one detected in the municipality of El Ejido, which contributes 102 infections.

 

A UD Almería player has tested positive

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/6/deportes/198014/positivo-de-coronavirus-en-el-almeria-un-jugador-con-covid-y-desalojan-el-campo

Training cancelled. Stadium closed until at least Monday. Being disinfected.

Not sure whether this is one of the 35 from the last 24 hours. Or whether it will be in the count for tomorrow.

 

Municipality counts for the last 7 and 14 days

https://almeria360.com/actualidad/29072020_coronavirus-en-almeria-situacion-en-cada-municipio_201695.html

See the tables in the attached. If you want you can compare it to the same stats published yesterday. By looking at the story in the link from the story yesterday.

 

 

 

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Tuesday 28 July 2020.

 

33 new cases in the province in the last 24 hours

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/197971/almeria-registra-33-nuevos-positivos-por-coronavirus-y-20-hospitalizados

Google translation:

Almería registers 33 new positive for coronavirus and 20 hospitalized

The province adds five new patients in hospitals this Tuesday

The coronavirus has once again dealt another blow to the province of Almería and today, Tuesday, it has left 33 new positives detected by PCR, the highest number of all the provinces, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health and Families of the Board from Andalusia.

As if that were not enough, to the 33 new coronavirus infections that have been reported, there are five new patients in the three Almeria hospitals, bringing the total number to 20 patients currently hospitalized, of which three are in the ICU, two more than this Monday. With this increase, the province remains at the head of the eight Andalusians in terms of the number of patients in hospitals.

By provinces: in Almería (20 hospitalizations of which 3 in ICU), Cádiz (5 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Córdoba (8 hospitalizations of which 2 in ICU), Granada (11 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Huelva ( without hospitalizations), Jaén (1 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Malaga (8 hospitalizations and none in ICU) and Seville (3 hospitalizations of which 2 in ICU).

Almería, likewise, has nine outbreaks of the 41 outbreaks currently in the entire autonomous community, three of them in the west, three in Almería and three in Levante-Almanzora, the last one detected today with 4 positives. All, except two of those located in the West and that have 4 and 32 positive associates, are in the investigation phase.

Thus, the reports of the Ministry of Health and Families on Tuesday leave 88 new positives throughout Andalusia, with Malaga and Seville, with 27 and 13 respectively, as provinces that accompany Almería in this particular ranking of the coronavirus pandemic .

The positive part does not come today in the form of cured, since the province remains with a total of 863, the same as the day before. On the other hand, the global data already leaves 1,092 positives detected by PCR since the beginning of the pandemic and 284 hospitalized, 48 of them in the Intensive Care Unit.

 

Cases by municipality for the last 7 and 14 days

No need for a translation. You just need to look at the table in the Spanish article here:

https://almeria360.com/actualidad/28072020_coronavirus-en-provincia-de-almeria-situacion-en-cada-municipio_201612.html

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Monday 27 July 2020.

 

28 new cases in the province in the last 24 hours

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/197917/almeria-roza-los-30-positivos-por-coronavirus-provincia-andaluza-con-mas-casos

Google translation:

Almería borders on 30 positive for coronavirus: Andalusian province with more cases

The eight active outbreaks remain stable this Monday

Almería is, one more day, the province that provides the most positives in coronaviruses in all of Andalusia. The pandemic continues more than present in this corner of the autonomous community.

The Ministry of Health of the Andalusian Government has reported this Monday, July 27, that 28 new cases of Covid have been detected in Almería in the last few hours. Malaga, with 23; Granada, with 12, and Seville, with 11, follow the province. The entire community has registered in the last hours a total of 84 cases.

Almería maintains eight outbreaks active and none of them has increased in positives with respect to the data provided by Salud this Sunday.

The Poniente Health District and the Almería District provide three outbreaks each, located in the municipality of El Ejido, the most important so far, with 102 infections. For its part, the Levante-Alto Almanzora Health District maintains two active outbreaks.

In the last hours a person has needed to be admitted to the hospital and there are already 1 7 hospitalizations (the highest number in all of Andalusia), of which two are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

A total of 1,332 Almerians have already been infected with Covid-19 in the province, 1,059 cases have been detected through PCR tests.

According to data from the Ministry of Health consulted by LA VOZ, 204 people have been diagnosed in the last seven days in the province. In the last week there have been 15 admissions, only one of them in the ICU.

The pandemic in Almería maintains 53 deaths and those cured by coronaviruses now number 863.

Andalusia has 35 active outbreaks distributed among the provinces of Almería, Seville, Malaga, Córdoba and Jaén.

The Board stressed last week that the vast majority of cases detected in recent days in Almería correspond to asymptomatic patients and that the average age of those infected is 35 years.

This is the rolling coronavirus story for Sunday 26 July 2020.

 

20 more positives in the province in the last 24 hours

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/197871/almeria-suma-20-nuevos-positivos-por-coronavirus-y-ya-son-16-hospitalizados

Google translation:

Almería adds 20 new positives for coronavirus and there are already 16 hospitalized

El Ejido outbreak increases again and adds 102 positives

Almería lives today another day of ascent of the epidemiological curve, although this time it is more relaxed, since it has added 20 new positives in the last 24 hours, nine fewer than yesterday. In addition, this Sunday the province again sees an increase in the number of new hospitalized with two more in the last 24 hours and 16 in total, 2 of them in the ICU, which places it as the province with the most hospitalized in Andalusia.

With the data released this afternoon by the Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalusian Government, the province already has a total of 1031 positives detected by PCR and maintains eight active outbreaks, one in Levante-Almanzora with five positives; another in the west, which remains with eight; in Almería there are three, one with four, another with 38, one more than yesterday, and another with eight, one more than the day before; one more in Levante, which remains at 13; in Poniente, that of Berja rises one more and is already 31, and that of El Ejido, which already exceeds 100 and 102 are detected in total.

In addition, the province has two more recovered patients and there are already 863.

Andalusia

As for the hospitalized, Almería is the province that maintains the most patients in the hospital, with 14, of which two are in the ICU. Figures that are unmatched in the rest of the community, where hospital pressure is currently as follows: Cádiz (4 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Córdoba (6 hospitalizations of which 1 in ICU), Granada (9 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Huelva (without hospitalizations and none in ICU), Jaén (1 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Malaga (7 hospitalizations and none in ICU) and Seville (3 hospitalizations of which 1 in ICU).

Thus, in total today there have been 78 new positives detected by PCR, with the province of Seville as the main affected with 23 positives, followed by Almería, with 20, and Malaga and Granada, with 11 positives in the last 24 hours. . With these data, Andalusia already has 14,523 positives revealed by the PCRs in the autonomous community since the start of the pandemic on a weekend in which, as has happened since the beginning of the 'new normality', the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía do not offer the data of new infected by coronavirus in each of the 103 municipalities of the province of Almería.

 

5 key things about coronavirus in the province

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/197852/cinco-claves-sobre-por-que-estan-aumentando-los-contagios-en-almeria

Google translation:

Five keys on why infections are increasing in Almería

Since the alarm state was lifted, the province has been experiencing the days with the highest number of infections since the pandemic began. The alarms that did not sound in March, April, May or June, began to be heard in July, exceeding the number of one thousand infected, when, at the beginning of the month, we barely exceeded seven hundred. The last fifteen days have yielded figures that cross the threshold of reasoned concern to delve into concern close to alarm. In the last two weeks, 393 positives have been diagnosed by PCR, almost a third of all infections that have occurred since the start of the pandemic. Why has this negative evolution occurred in the province that had had fewer cases during the most critical months of the crisis? The text that follows contains some answers to this question, extracted from conversations held in recent days with Almería experts in the fight against Covid.

KEY 1 SEARCH FOR THE CONTAGIATES

Since the start of the pandemic in March, only people with symptoms compatible with COVID had undergone the PCR test. It was the patient (from the virus or other pathologies) who demanded the diagnosis. Now the process is the other way around: it is Health who, when it detects a case, goes out to look among its contacts for other potential infected. This change is of extraordinary importance for two reasons. The first, because by tracking contacts and deciding on their house confinement, the risk is reduced that, if they have been infected, they could be transmitters without knowing it. The second, because, when the tests multiply, the appearance of new positives gives a more realistic view of the presence of the virus. In the last two weeks, PCR has been performed in circles potentially infected by having had contact with an infected person. This increase in tests leads to an increase in asymptomatic positives, which, for experts, is a very important fact because it allows their confinement, which eliminates the risk of uncontrolled spread of the virus. In the El Ejido (61 positive) and Berja (31) outbreaks, it was the detection of patient zero that triggered the screening strategy in search of those most affected and, therefore, their control.

KEY 2 LABOR AND SOCIAL OVERCOME

The productive structure of the province causes the concentration of many people in certain workspaces. This circumstance explains that three of the outbreaks detected in Poniente and Níjar have yielded figures higher than the 150 affected in just over a week. In the centers linked to the agricultural sector, all protocols have been scrupulously followed, but the irruption of one case has ended up causing the high number of infected. Being part of the same line of manipulated or working and living sharing the same physical space, a farmhouse in the case of Berja, makes it impossible that the arrival of a single case does not end up affecting those around her. Housing, occupational or social overcrowding is a vector of contagion with high infective power. The outbreaks detected thus support it. Zero risk does not exist no matter how strong the shielding is and very strict compliance with the protocol.
 
KEY 3 SOCIAL RELAXATION
 
After months of house confinement, the de-escalation process has ended up leading to a perception, mistaken for lacking a scientific basis and extremely risky due to the cost that it could entail in the increase of infections, that the virus was in retreat. This perception has led to the dismantling of the entire trench architecture from which an invisible enemy had been fought against which the tactics of attacking are not worth, but the strategy of defending. Against Covid, only self-defense is effective and, if it relaxes, its infectious power multiplies. This reality (this irresponsibility, perhaps better) is what explains, to a certain extent, the continued appearance of outbreaks. If you can't go looking for your enemy, don't make it easy for him to find you. And that, unfortunately, is not being done. Raising awareness among the population, especially young people, that, despite their strength against the virus, they are an extraordinary vector of transmission is an obligation shared by all. Punish those who breach the use of the mask, a responsibility of which the municipalities must not make any abandonment. Mayors and security forces should not forget that, although unpopular, fines are a weapon of mass destruction against the ignorance or stupidity of those who believe they are invulnerable.

KEY 4 THE VISIBILIZATION OF THE ASYMPTOMATIC

This key is demographically linked to the previous one. Failure to comply with the rules affects all age sectors, but in recent weeks, young people have been the demographic spectrum where the rules are most breached. The almost non-existent perception of risk at that age, the expansive frivolity with which advances in the de-escalation process and unconsciousness have been perceived, have caused the average age of positives in the province to have passed 60 years at the beginning of the pandemic, at 35 of these last weeks. No one is invulnerable. Young people, either. The epidemiologically proven reality that the majority (95 percent in the province) of the ´positives´ that occur in that age range are asymptomatic or, in any case, very slight, which should not cause Increased relaxation, on the contrary, should be a reason to extend the control perimeters to avoid the spread of the virus.

KEY 5 UNCONTROLLED LEISURE

The arrival of summer has led to the opening of the usual leisure spaces for the season. It is normal and there is no need to worry. What should cause concern is that the use of these leisure spaces, mainly at night, is not subject to rigorous controls. Crowds must be banned at all times and everywhere and, in the first order, on bars and dance floors in tourist and beach resorts. So far there has been no outbreak in these spaces, but if the permissiveness continues, it will end up increasing and its appearance could be inevitable. Action must be taken. It is true that doing so will decrease profitability in those spaces, that there will be workers who this summer could see their job expectations altered, but how much better is to limit the risk now than to have to act urgently later. The appearance of an outbreak in Vera, Mojácar, Roquetas or El Ejido would not only affect the affected establishment, it would affect all those in that specific area and, inevitably, the entire tourist sector of the province. This is a different summer. Let's behave differently. Nothing will happen because on the dance floors the music does not sound shrill nor the bars do not feel the heat and crowding of a subway car at rush hour. Every decision has a cost. But the time has come to choose and make decisions. The bottle must be prohibited in any place and circumstance. Nightlife must be regulated with restrictive rigor in the mandatory rules and forceful sanction for those who break them. The cost of doing it will be high. But much higher will be the one that will have to pay for not having made the decision. And the Board is already taking time to take it.


The advantage is that if zero risk does not exist, patient zero can be detected. And that is what has happened in the major outbreaks. A case was detected, alarms went off, and the search and control machinery started up. Within a few hours, dozens of people were already confined and subjected to PCR. The figures are certainly startling; but the alarming thing would have been that before the appearance of these two zero patients, others with symptoms had waited. In any case, what the management of the most important outbreaks in the west and Níjar demonstrates is that, not only do we not have to lower our guard, but we must increase it with more technical and personnel resources. The situation of the El Ejido hospital is, according to some of its workers, worrying about the continued detection of new cases.
 

 

I was very busy yesterday so I did not have time to publish anything.

Today I have decided to go back to the model of publishing a single coronavirus story each day. That I will update throughout the day, if appropriate. To try to avoid hitting the 3 stories in 24 hours automatic publishing limit to Facebook.

 

La Voz de Almería stats story from yesterday (24 July 2020)

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/197775/el-coronavirus-azota-de-nuevo-a-almeria-61-positivos-y-un-brote-mas

Google translation:

Coronavirus strikes Almería again: 61 positives and one more outbreak

The El Ejido outbreak adds 14 more cases

No good news. The advance of the coronavirus pandemic remains unstoppable in the province. The Andalusian Government has notified this Friday that Almería is, one more day, the Andalusian territory with more new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the last 24 hours.

In the daily part of the Ministry of Health it is collected that there are 61 new positives registered in Almería on this last day. Granada is the second province in Andalusia with the most cases, contributing 18 of the 112 notified by the community this Friday.

Almería also adds one more outbreak (eight are already active in the province), which is located in the Levante-Alto Almanzora Health District, and which currently contributes five cases.

The evolution of the outbreak detected days ago in the municipality of El Ejido is worrying, which in the last 24 hours has added 14 new cases, reaching 92 positive cases.

One of the outbreaks located in Pulpí has ​​registered a new associated case and there are already 14 people affected by coronavirus.

Almería contributes eight of the 32 active outbreaks in Andalusia.

Recovered

The positive fact of the day is the number of people cured, which increases by 31 people. There are already 809 people who have overcome the coronavirus in the province since the start of the pandemic.

Three more people have been hospitalized and 12 are already in one of the province's hospitals, two of them in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

A total of 1,255 people from Almería have been infected in the province, of which 982 have detected their infection through PCR tests.

The Andalusian Government already warned this week that 95% of the Covid-19 cases that are being detected in Almería are asymptomatic and that the average age of those affected is 35 years.

This increase in cases, according to health authorities, is also linked to carrying out a greater number of tests.

Almería has been together with Huelva the Andalusian provinces with the least incidence of the coronavirus in the most difficult moments of the pandemic in Spain. The Huelva territory remains so, with 553 positives.

 

La Voz de Almería stats story from today (25 July 2020)

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/12/almeria/197825/almeria-suma-otros-29-positivos-y-el-brote-de-el-ejido-se-acerca-a-los-100

Almería adds another 29 positives and the El Ejido outbreak is close to 100

The province already has 14 patients hospitalized by Covid-19, two of them in the ICU.

Almería lives today a new day of ascent of the epidemiological curve after adding 29 new positives in the last 24 hours and seeing how the El Ejido outbreak, the largest in the province and the Second in Andalusia, is approaching 100 infections after adding four new ones today and having 96.

With the data made public this afternoon by the Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalusian Government, the province already has a total of 1011 positives detected by PCR and maintains eight active outbreaks, including the one in El Ejido, which today has returned to add four new positives to the outbreak and there are already 96. Also, the outbreak detected yesterday in Cuevas del Almanzora in the members of the same family after a celebration is listed with five positives.

Andalusia

As for the hospitalized, Almería is the province that maintains the most patients in the hospital, with 14, of which two are in the ICU. Figures that are unmatched in the rest of the community, where hospital pressure is currently as follows: Cádiz (4 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Córdoba (6 hospitalizations of which 2 in ICU), Granada (9 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Huelva (1 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Jaén (2 hospitalizations and none in ICU), Malaga (6 hospitalizations and none in ICU) and Seville (3 hospitalizations of which 1 in ICU).

Thus, in total today there have been 114 new positives detected by PCR, with the province of Seville as the main affected with 35 positives, followed by Almería, with 29, and Malaga, with 26 positives in the last 24 hours. With these data, Andalusia already has 14,445 positives revealed by the PCRs in the autonomous community since the start of the pandemic on a weekend in which, as has happened since the beginning of the 'new normality', the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía do not offer the data of new infected by coronavirus in each of the 103 municipalities of the province of Almería.
 
 
7 of the top ten most infected municipalities in Andalucía are in the province of Almería
 
 
Second wave of the Covid in Almería, the worst that happens in the new normal

The people of Almería are the Andalusian municipalities with the most new cases after the state of alarm

That the new normality has not suited the epidemiological curve especially well in the province of Almería is a reality that is shown daily by the numbers offered by the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health and Families, but when these numbers turn black on white reality is hopeless.

The days with two and three dozen new positives detected in some of the 103 municipalities of Almería alternate with others in which these are 60 or 80 daily, as has happened this week, but there are very few days in which the province has lived days with only a number of new positive of Covid-19.

This new reality that Almería is facing reveals that this is the province of Andalusia that is having the worst after the end of the state of alarm and the arrival of the new normal. Thus, since June 21, Almería has experienced exponential growth in its positives for coronaviruses, both those detected by PCR and by rapid tests, as reported in the statistics of the Junta de Andalucía.

Thus, if Almería registered a total of 533 positives for Covid-19 on the day the so-called new normal began, Sunday, June 21, and the total detected were 804, these numbers have increased substantially and currently there are 982 positives detected by PCR and 1,255 totals, which leaves an increase of 56% in total diagnosed patients and 84% in those with PCR.

The percentages that are repeated during these last days in the province of Almería have not been so noticeable in the rest of the regions of Andalusia, which in the global autonomous community has experienced since June 21 and with the latest data made public Yesterday, July 24, an increase in positives of barely 8% when it comes to total positives (from 17,762 to 19,203) and 10.9% in PCR (from 12,916 to 14,331).

The rest of the provinces of Andalusia present a similar situation to that registered in the overall autonomous community, with only Granada following in the footsteps of the province of Almería, although with very remote percentages. Thus, Granada has experienced an increase in the new positives in the 'new normality', which is around 11% in the RCPs and 15% in the global, which reveals that it is quite far from the registered figures in the neighboring province of Almería.

Municipalities

But, as it could not be otherwise, the increase in the total figures is due to how badly they are having it in some municipalities of the province that are victims of one of the eight outbreaks that remain active in Almería, the last of them. detected this Friday in the municipality of Cuevas del Almanzora. And it is that, the municipalities of the province stand out among all the Andalusians as the ones where the new positives have grown the most after the new normality.

Thus, among the first 10 towns that have experienced a greater number of new positives since the end of the state of alarm, on June 21, and until the last day of which there are local records of those infected by municipality, this past Friday. , July 24, four of those that appear are in the province of Almería, with Roquetas de Mar in the lead and with a clear difference from the rest of Andalusian municipalities after adding 170 new cases in the last month.

The rocky municipality is followed by El Ejido, with 72 new cases; Níjar, with 61, and the capital of Almería, with 39 positives detected during the 'new normal'. For its part, Malaga has added 166 new cases, Granada 15 and Córdoba has added 111, making them the third, fourth and fifth municipalities with the most new cases in the autonomous community. This situation is repeated when instead of attending to the global numbers registered during the new normality, attention is paid to the percentages of increase, in which the municipalities of the province of Almería occupy up to seven positions in the top 10.

Laujar de Andarax, after detecting its first seven positives this week, has become the municipality with the highest increase, 100%, with respect to the state of alarm, the same thing that occurs in Alcolea, Bédar, Carboneras and Los Gallardos. For their part, Níjar and Berja have suffered worse luck, with 61 and seven new positives, respectively, accounting for 91% and 87% of new cases with the arrival of the new normal.
 
 
I saw the headline of this article on the Olive Press site and thought it might be about the outbreaks here - however it is more about what is going to happen further along the coast
 
 
 
52 people in Almería province have recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours
 
Sort of good news. As mentioned above there were 29 extra cases in the province in the last 24 hours. It is nice that for once we have more people recovering that being infected. I will not other with a full translation. You can see the stats for the whole of Andalucía in the article here:
 

The article here on La Voz de Almería has today's news about outbreaks and cases.

I am not sure. However I think there is a little bit of a numbers game going on in terms of cases. I think that the report has removed the 70 false positives from 14/15 July from the numbers. Then said that the total number of cases has fallen a little today in total.

In terms of outbreaks there is one more new one - in Laujar. However the active outbreaks total stays at 8. As the Roquetas outbreak is considered as controlled now.

I will have to try to locate the definition of what and what is not considered an outbreak.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

The article here has quite a bit of information about attempts to bolster the tracking and tracing plus testing efforts in the province. Plus some feedback on the recent re-tests in the Poniente hospital.

70 of 228 re-tests returned negative. So around 30% of the tests on 14 & 15 July in the Poniente hospital were false positives.

The article was posted on the Diario de Almería site early this morning.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

UPDATED: This does not include cases from the last 24 hours.

The article here on the Almería 360 site has details.

The long table is pretty easy to understand. So best if you look at the article.

A few highlights:

- The whole of the province - 355 (last 14 days); 200 (last 7 days)

- Poniente region - 246; 112

- Roquetas - 140; 62

- El Ejido - 68; 27

I guess that these numbers may still include some of the false positives from tests in the Poniente hospital a short time ago. I have not yet seen any official data about the re-tests that have taken place. Or any correction of the figures.

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