This is the rolling coronavirus story for Monday 14 December 2020
Stats for the last 24 hours - only 51 more cases. However 8 more deaths.
Another eight people from Almeria killed by covid on a fateful Tuesday with only 51 cases
Neighbors of Almería, Níjar, Rágol, Pulpí, Roquetas de Mar and Vélez-Rubio have died
Fateful Tuesday for Almería. Eight deaths from coronavirus have returned to sow concern in the province, which this Tuesday stands with 255 deaths after two residents of Almería capital, two others from Vélez-Rubio and one in the municipalities of Almería have died in the last 24 hours. Níjar, Rágol, Pulpí and Roquetas de Mar, as collected by the Covid Portal of the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography.
This new black day for the province has not been reflected in the number of hospitalized, since only 51 new cases of covid detected since Monday at 07:00 hours have been reported, none of them in the massive screening carried out in El Ejido , and waiting for the data obtained to be confirmed in what is being carried out today in Almería capital.
Although these data have not yet been reported, the capital of Almería is this Tuesday the one that has counted the most positive, with 36 of the 51 notified throughout the province of Almería, where more positives have also been reported in other towns such as Íllar (1), Huércal de Almería (2), Níjar (5), Sorbas (1), Turre (2), and two in both El Ejido and Roquetas de Mar.
For its part, hospitalized patients have increased again in the last 24 hours, when 17 new people from Almería with covid have needed to be admitted, although only one of them has done so in an Intensive Care Unit given its severity.
By provinces: in Almería (112 hospitalizations, of which 33 in ICU), Cádiz (234 hospitalizations, of which 40 in ICU), Córdoba (124 hospitalizations, of which 24 in ICU), Granada (251 hospitalizations, of which than 65 in ICU), Huelva (81 hospitalizations, of which 13 in ICU), Jaén (163 hospitalizations, of which 30 in ICU), Malaga (198 hospitalizations, of which 29 in ICU) and Seville (200 hospitalizations, of which 50 in ICU).
It is also worth mentioning today the pronounced increase in the number of recovered patients, which with 257 places Almería and 14,842 people who have overcome covid-19. In the same way, a total of 19,862 people from Almeria have been infected since March, which currently leaves 4,765 active cases of covid in the province on a day in which the health authorities have warned that the increase in the curve during the coming days will determine if we are at the beginning of a third wave of the covid in Almería, just before the start of the Christmas holidays, about which they have also warned.
Andalucíans first to be vaccinated?
Andalusians, first to be vaccinated: the Board anticipates the arrival of doses
Bendodo assures that they have already “up and running” the device for vaccination
The Minister of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior and spokesman for the Andalusian Government, Elías Bendodo, announced this Tuesday that the Junta de Andalucía will begin to vaccinate against Covid-19 "before the end of the year, at the end of this month from December".
This has been advanced in the press conference after the weekly meeting of the Governing Council, and after learning that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is going to recommend, predictably, on December 23, the vaccine against Covid-19 being developed by the companies Pfizer and BioNTech, six days ahead of schedule.
For this reason, as Bendodo has indicated, Andalusia will be able to start vaccinating "before the end of this year", starting with users and workers in nursing homes, and then by health professionals who are "on the front line" in the fight against Covid.
The council's spokesperson for the Board recalled that the Autonomous Administration has already "underway" the device for vaccination, for which it has reached an agreement with Bidafarma for the storage and distribution of the vaccine, and has commissioned the Police Unit Attached to the Autonomous Community for the surveillance, control and custody of the transport of vaccines and the transfer to the places where it will be carried out.
He has also detailed that in this first phase "190,000" doses of vaccines will reach Andalusia, and he recalled that the Pfizer vaccine is applied in two doses with a separation of 21 days, so that the Board estimates that, if it begins to be vaccinated at the end of this month of December, "in the third week of January the second dose would be given."
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