This is the rolling coronavirus story for Wednesday 13 January 2021
A meeting on Friday 15 January to tighten restrictions in Andalucía
New restrictions: Andalusia will once again tighten the measures this Friday
The Board will change the measures that came into effect this Monday due to the increase in cases
This Monday, the measures approved by the Junta de Andalucía on Friday, January 8, came into force in the Andalusian community. After the celebration of Christmas it was time to review them and, although the increase in infections and the statements made by political representatives presaged a strong hardening of them, this did not happen.
A few days later, the regional administration is already thinking of changing these restrictions and making them tougher given the increase in cases that Andalusia has experienced in recent days. Moreover, the day after Juanma Moreno, president of the Board, announced the measures currently in force, government representatives already warned that restrictions would have to be tightened to combat the third wave of the coronavirus that Andalusia is already going through.
It will be this Friday 15 when the committee of experts that advises the Andalusian Government on the pandemic will meet again to "tighten" the current restrictions in the face of the "worrying" increase in infections and hospital admissions that is taking place in recent days community.
This was announced this Wednesday, in statements to Canal Sur Radio, the Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, who has revealed the exponential increase in the accumulated incidence per 100,000 inhabitants, which yesterday stood at 314 cases . The regional representative has also emphasized the significant increase that is taking place in hospital admissions.
Aguirre has affirmed that it will be this Friday when the Advisory Committee of High Impact Public Health Alerts of Andalusia meets to decide "more restrictive measures" than those adopted last week, which will affect, in all probability, "mobility ".
From this Monday the 11th, Andalusia is once again closed perimeter and you can only enter and leave the community for justified reasons. Last week it was decided to maintain, "for the moment", mobility between provinces and municipalities, as the president of the Board advised.
The curfew was set between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., anticipating its start by one hour since during the Christmas period it was extended until 11 p.m.
In addition, the hospitality business was set to close again at 6:00 p.m., while the retail sector can close at 8:00 p.m. The cafeterias may be open until 8:00 p.m., provided that alcoholic beverages are not served.
On the other hand, it was agreed to resume the school year normally after the Christmas break.
Measures that, at first, would be in force until midnight from Sunday 24 to Monday 25 of this month, something that seems not to happen.
As of this Monday, in Andalusia there are eleven health districts at alert level four, in the provinces of Jaén, Granada, Córdoba, Almería and Cádiz, while the rest of Andalusia remains at alert level 3 and 2.
Stats for the last 24 hours - 552 new cases and 3 more deaths
The pandemic worsens in Almería: more than 550 cases and three deaths
Almería exceeds 25,000 infections and 315 deaths
The coronavirus pandemic soars in the province after the celebration of Christmas. Two days after the Junta de Andalucía announces more restrictive measures given the significant increase in cases in the community, Almería surpasses 552 cases this Wednesday. To this must be added three new deaths.
Bad news and figures that are also extrapolated to the rest of Andalusia. And it is that the Andalusian region has registered in the last 24 hours almost 7,000 new infections, a figure much higher than the 2,508 infections this Tuesday. In addition, 35 deaths are counted.
This Wednesday, according to data consulted in the Andalusian Institute of Cartography and Statistics (IECA), a total of 552 positives were registered in the province. The second highest figure since the start of the pandemic, after 655 cases this Monday. The data this eve was better regarding new infections, although the figure was also high, with 252 positives.
With these data, Almería exceeds 25,000 people infected with Covid-19 since last March.
By provinces, Malaga again leads this day in infections with 1,417, followed by Seville with 1,354 and Cádiz with 1,270. Below one thousand are the rest of the provinces with: 606 in Jaén, 603 in Granada, 583 in Córdoba, 552 in Almería and 497 in Huelva.
The community increases its incidence rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days to 360.2.
The figures for this Wednesday are more than bad and, again, we must regret deaths in the province. In the last 24 hours, Almería adds three new deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, 317 people with coronavirus have lost their lives.
Cádiz is with seven the Andalusian province that registers the most deaths this Thursday, followed by Jaén with six, Seville with five, Córdoba and Granada with four each, Almería, Málaga and Huelva with three.
Patients admitted to Andalusian hospitals for Covid-19 add up to their eleventh consecutive day of rise with 1,697, 162 more than the day before and 625 more than a week ago, of which 284 are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 15 more than Tuesday and 83 more than seven days ago.
The daily part of the Junta de Andalucía will give more information on the current situation of hospitals in Almería.
Cumulative stats from the Almería 360 site