This is the rolling coronavirus story for Tuesday 29 December 2020
Stats for that last 24 hours - 74 more cases and one more death
The curve stabilizes with another deceased and 70 more positives in 24 hours
The deceased today is a patient in the capital and almost 200 sick people have recovered
The coronavirus curve seems to stabilize during the first week of Christmas in the province of Almería and the latest update of the Covid Portal of the Junta de Andalucía leaves figures similar to those of the day before, since in the last 24 hours another patient with coronavirus and a total of 74 people from Almeria have tested positive for a PDIA (antigen test and PCR), a dozen more than on Monday.
Thus, the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia collects that there are already 21,246 people from Almería who have tested positive for the coronavirus after adding more than 70 this Tuesday, when it has been Almería capital, as it has been happening since passing the bridge of December, the city that is experiencing the worst, as it has added 28 of the 73 positives detected. In addition, as if that were not enough, the only covid patient who died today was also a resident of the capital.
Along with the city of Almería, new infections have also been reported in Níjar, with four infections; Huércal de Almería, 3, and one in Benahadux, Carboneras and Pechina. Likewise, in the Levante of Almería, 28 new cases of covid have been detected, with a leading role for Vera, who has 10; Huércal-Overa, 3; Los Gallardos, Pulpí, Serón and Vélez-Rubio, two in each locality, and one in Albox, as well as in Antas, María, Olula del Río, Tíjola, Turre and Zurgena.
As for the Poniente Sanitary district of Almeria, this is the one that stands out the best today, when only six infections have been reported: 3 in Roquetas de Mar and one in Adra, Vícar and El Ejido. Finally, two cases have also been reported in people who are not registered in any of the 103 municipalities of Almeria.
Hospital pressure has also risen again this Tuesday: in Almería (99 hospitalizations, of which 29 in ICU), Cádiz (176 hospitalizations, of which 33 in ICU), Córdoba (100 hospitalizations, of which 22 in ICU), Granada (189 hospitalizations, of which 51 in ICU), Huelva (51 hospitalizations, of which 9 in ICU), Jaén (130 hospitalizations, of which 23 in ICU), Malaga (166 hospitalizations, of which 17 in ICU) and Seville (150 hospitalizations, of which 41 in ICU)
For its part, Andalusia adds 780 cases of Covid-19 coronavirus this Tuesday, December 29, 213 more than the day before and 223 more than a week ago, according to data consulted by Europa Press in the Ministry of Health and Families, which counts 48 deaths , 14 more than the previous day, 15 more than on Tuesday of last week and the highest figure since last December 19, when 55 deaths were registered.
In addition, the community continues to reduce its incidence rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days to 133.4 points by 1.7 points and only maintains the province of Jaén with a rate higher than 200.
Of the 768 positives registered in Andalusia, the highest figure since last Saturday, Cádiz is the province that adds the most with 194, followed by Seville with 155 and Malaga with 128. Below one hundred are Jaén with 76, Almería with 74, Córdoba with 72, Granada with 62 and Huelva with 18.
The UK variant of the virus has probably reached the province of Almería
They study the arrival of the British strain to Almería in a case of Huércal-Overa
The Health Minister, Jesús Aguirre, revealed it today
The British variant of the coronavirus could already be in the province of Almería. This will be the case if the case under study is confirmed, that of a positive detected in the municipality of Huércal-Overa is a carrier of the strain that emerged in the United Kingdom two weeks ago.
This has been assured by the Minister of Health of the Junta de Andalucía, Jesús Aguirre, who has pointed out that the strain, which is called "lineage 117" and which presents a "higher" volume of mutations than the virus usually presents, has It has been detected in five confirmed cases in Malaga and Granada and seven under investigation, as well as a hospital admission with isolation measures due to the high level of contagion of the strain.
Of these seven under investigation, one is a patient from Huércal-Overa, five from Malaga and another from Ronda, in the province of Malaga, Aguirre pointed out, who pointed out that despite being more contagious, it is not more virulent.
Of the five confirmed cases, three are patients from the province of Malaga and two from Granada, as explained by the same sources, who clarify that all of them - confirmed and the cases under study - correspond to people who they had returned from the UK to Andalusia.
All the confirmed cases present "good clinical evolution", as they have added from the Board, from where they explain that the study of all these samples is in charge of the Microbiology service of the San Cecilio de Granada University Hospital, which has the capacity to sequencing of the virus genome.
Cumulative stats from the Almería 360 site