This is the rolling coronavirus story for Friday 15 January 2021
Stats for the last 24 hours - 601 more cases and 1 more death
The contagions unstoppable: more than 600 cases in the last 24 hours
Almería adds a new death
Contagions in the province are skyrocketing in what is being the worst week of the pandemic for Almería. Andalusia as a whole is not better and this Friday it registers 6,664 cases of coronavirus, the second highest number of the pandemic, and 43 deaths, one of them in Almeria.
Figures that arrive within hours of knowing the new restrictions that will be applied in Andalusia given the high number of infections registered in recent days. The president of the Board, Juanma Moreno, will announce them this afternoon after the meeting of the so-called committee of experts.
Data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA) this Friday reveal that the province adds 601 new infections in the last 24 hours.
It is the second worst figure that the province has registered since the beginning of the pandemic, after the 655 cases of this Monday, January 12.
By provinces, Malaga leads the contagions again and adds more than a thousand for the third consecutive day, with 1,339, followed by Cádiz with 1,235 and Seville with 1,216. Below a thousand positives are Granada with 649, Almería with 601, Jaén with 498 and Huelva with 496.
The community increases its incidence rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days to 463.9.
Regarding deaths, Granada is the one that registers the most with 17, followed by Cádiz and Malaga with eight, Jaén with four, Córdoba with three, Seville with two and Almería with one. In Huelva no person has died on this day.
The situation in Almeria hospitals continues to be complicated. This Friday a new record is reached: 165 hospitalized of which 44 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
In Andalusia, patients admitted to hospitals for Covid-19 add up to their thirteenth consecutive day of rise to 1,916, 125 more than the day before.
Cumulative stats from the Almería 360 site