This is the rolling coronavirus story for Saturday 16 January 2021


The 18 municipalities in the province with the tightest restrictions

Municipalities closed -on 17 January 2021

Google translation:

Almería is the province with the most municipalities pending to be confined

There are 18 municipalities in Almería that can be confined if the Government allows it

Juanma Moreno made it clear this Friday that Andalusia is going through its worst moments of the pandemic and decided, together with the Andalusian committee of experts, to take more restrictive measures throughout the autonomous community to contain the advance of a virus whose contagious capacity has multiplied since that the British strain was detected in Andalusia.

The announcement of the Andalusian president arrived loaded with restrictions to all the provinces, since they are closed on the perimeter from this very night and it is only possible to enter or leave them with just cause, but in up to 91 Andalusian municipalities the measures become even tougher and arrive accompanied by a word that reminds us of the months of March and April: confinement.

And it is that, as Moreno assured, he will ask the Government of Spain, led by Pedro Sánchez, to allow decreeing home confinement in the 91 Andalusian municipalities that currently have a contagion rate higher than 1,000 positives per 100,000 inhabitants and in which not only the perimeter closure has been decreed, as is the case in those that exceed the incidence rate of 500, but also the closure of all non-essential businesses and hotels has been established.

Here, Almería is the one with the worst stop in all of Andalusia as it has a total of 18 municipalities that are currently pending whether the Government of Spain allows their home confinement. For their part, there are five in Cádiz; 12 in Córdoba; 16 in Granada; there are five in Huelva; 14 in the province of Jaén; 14 in Malaga and 7 in Seville.

Municipalities closed - 17 January 2021


Albox, Alhama de A., Antas, Arboleas, Carboneras, Cóbdar, Chirivel, Fiñana, Gádor, Los Gallardos, María, Mojácar, Oria, Partaloa, Sorbas, Taberno, Vélez-Blanco and Vélez-Rubio.


Castellar de la Frontera, La Línea de la Concepción, San José del V., San Roque and Trebujena.


Añora, Belalcázar, Benamejí, Dos Torres, El Carpio, El Guijo, Fuente La Lancha, La Granjuela, Peñarroya-Puebl., Pozoblanco, Rute and Valsequillo.


Alamedilla, Algarinejo, Beas de Granada, Benalúa de las V., Calicasas, Capileira, Cogollos de la V., Fornes, Huélago, Moclín, Montillana, Padul, Pórtugos, Sorvilán, Torre-Cardela and Ventas de Huelma.


Castaño del R., Enfinasola, Isla Cristina, Villalba del Alcor and Villanueva de las C.


Arroyo del O., Baeza, Baños de la E., Campillo del A., Castellar, Cazalilla, Guarromán, Hornos, Jódar, Los Villares, Navas de San Juan, Orcera, Torredelcampo and Villatorres.


Alameda, Alfarnatejo, Algatocín, Alahurín El Grande, Almargen, Ardales, Benamocarra, Carajima, Coín, El Borge, Igualeja, Monda, Salares and Teba.


Algámitas, El Garrobo, El Palmar de Troya, Gilena, Las Cabezas de S.J., La Puebla de C. and Pruna.


Municipalities in the province that will have to close their boundaries tonight (35 in total)

Google translation:

The Board closes 35 municipalities in Almería that exceed the rate of 500 cases

Juanma Moreno has announced the perimeter closure of the towns on red alert

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, announced today that tougher measures are coming to all the Andalusian provinces and even more restrictive to those municipalities that exceed the rate of 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which will be closed perimeter during the next 15 days, from next Sunday, January 17.

After this announcement, as collected by the covid portal of the Junta de Andalucía in its last update this morning, there are a total of 35, 18 that are over 1,000 and 17 over 500, the municipalities in Almería those that exceed the rate of 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and where in addition to closing all hospitality establishments and shops at 6:00 p.m., as will happen throughout Andalusia during the next two weeks, its 'borders' will also be closed, since You can only enter or leave them with a cause included in the decree of the state of alarm as justified.

Adra, with 715.8
Laujar de Andarax, 846.4
Huecija, 625
Almeria capital, 574.2
Nijar, 714.2
Viator, 662
Benahadux, 775.9
Pechina, 966.1
Huércal de Almería, 526.9
Macael, 802.6
Olula del Rio, 547.5
Purposes, 721.5
Purchena, 679.9
Armuña del Almanzora, 662.3
Garrucha, 673
Vera, 838.8
Caves of Almanzora, 980
Chirivel, 3,467.7
Maria, 3,392
Gádor, with 2,390.4
Vélez Rubio, with 2,242, 6.
Fiñana, 1,955.9
Albox, 1,846.7
Partaloa, 1,801.8
Carboneras, 1,649.2
Alhama de Almería, 1,373.2
Antas, 1,382.8
Los Gallardos, 1,324.3
Velez-Blanco, 1,313.0
Tavern, 1,297.3
Sorbas, 1,256.3
Oria, 1,245.0
Cobdar, 1,169.6
Mojacar, 1,093.2
Arboleas, 1,000.9

More measures in Andalusia

And it is that today, the Andalusian Government has decided to close the perimeter of each of the eight provinces, so that there will be no mobility between them except for justifiable reasons, while it has also decided to reduce the number of people who will be able to meet, while all hospitality establishments and commercial businesses will have to close at 18.00.

This was announced by the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, in a public appearance, at 8:30 p.m., after the meeting of the committee of experts that advises his Government on the coronavirus pandemic. These new measures will be published tomorrow Saturday in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) and will come into force at midnight from Saturday to Sunday.


When will the tightening happen?

Google translation:

What day do the new restrictions come into force for Andalusia?

Before they have to be published in the BOJA

Just a week ago, after the celebration of the Christmas holidays, the Andalusian Government approved a series of measures that, initially, were to be in force until midnight from Sunday 24 to Monday 25 of this month, something that will not occur.

The rapid evolution of the coronavirus pandemic, the significant increase in the number of infections and growing hospital pressure have forced the Junta de Andalucía to modify these new measures that came into force this Monday, January 11

It was this Friday when the Advisory Committee for High Impact Public Health Alerts of Andalusia met again to analyze the current epidemiological situation and adopt new restrictions, these of a tougher nature as they had already announced that they would be responsible for the Government regional.

But when do these new measures take effect? They must first be published in the Official Gazette of the Board (BOJA) this Saturday and it will be at midnight from Saturday to Sunday when they become effective.

The Andalusian president already announced before the meeting of the so-called expert committee that, from now on, it will meet weekly to assess the "intense" evolution of the pandemic.

New restrictions

The measures approved this Friday by the Junta de Andalucía are the following:

-The perimeter closure of the autonomous community is maintained.

- Hospitality and commerce, open only until 6 pm in general.

- You can only leave or enter the eight Andalusian provinces for just cause.

- Perimeter closure of all municipalities with a 14-day cumulative incidence rate of more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There are 219 municipalities that will be published in the BOJA.

- Closing of shops, hotels and leisure if the rate is higher than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There are 91 municipalities, and if the Government authorizes it, home confinement would be ordered.

- Meetings of up to four people among non-partners, including in bars and restaurants.

- Advance the curfew at 8:00 p.m. if authorized by the Government of Spain. If not, it will still be at 22 hours. And it will end at 6 in the morning.


Stats for the last 24 hours - 674 new cases and 1 more death

Google translation:

Absolute record of the coronavirus: 674 positives and another deceased

Hospitalized patients continue to rise and are now 172, of which 51 are in the ICU

The week in which the pandemic has broken all records of positives in the province is on its way to closing with figures that are increasingly higher than the previous day and today Almería sees the virus arrive again in a wave with 674 new positives and one more deceased in the last 24 hours.

This is collected by the part of the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía this Saturday, January 16, the first after the measures announced by Juanma Moreno that will close 35 municipalities in the province, in which the province, after Surpassing a new record already adds 26,524 positives detected since March by PCR and antigen tests.

In the same way, with today's deceased, there are already 323 people from Almería who have lost their lives after being infected with coronavirus in a day in which hospitalized patients grow again, which this Saturday stood in Almería 172 admitted to the three hospitals, from those of which 51 are in Intensive Care given their severity, which places the province with the highest hospital pressure registered so far. And it is that in the last 24 hours, when 134 patients have recovered, another 18 covid patients in the province have needed to be admitted, two of them in the ICU.


For its part, Europa Press collects, Andalusia adds 6,297 cases of Covid-19 coronavirus this Saturday, January 16, the second consecutive day with more than 6,000 positives and the third highest number of the pandemic, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families, which it counts 25 deaths, ten less than Friday and 36 less than seven days.

The 6,297 infections this day represent the third highest number of cases in 24 hours since the start of the pandemic, only surpassed by the 6,664 positives on Friday and the 6,882 registered on Wednesday of this week. On Thursday, there were 5,723 positives, on Tuesday 2,508 and on Monday 4,896.

Malaga leads the contagions again and adds for the fourth consecutive day more than a thousand, with 1,334, followed by Seville with 1,213, Cádiz with 835, Almería with 674, Granada with 669, Córdoba with 573, Jaén with 522 and Huelva with 477.

Regarding deaths, Cádiz is with ten the most registered, followed by Malaga with seven, Jaén with three, Seville with two, Almería, Córdoba and Huelva with one. In Granada no person has died on this day.