This is the rolling coronavirus story for Monday 22 March 2021

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Stats for the last 24 hours - 93 more cases and no more deaths

Google translation:

New cases of coronavirus do not exceed the hundred mark

In a day without deaths or income, 92 more people overcome the disease

After five days of over a hundred cases, this Monday the new infections do not exceed this red line. The province is also experiencing a day of relief regarding deaths and hospital admissions.

The latest data update by the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA) reveals that Almería has a total of 93 positives detected in the last 24 hours by PDIA tests (antigen test or PCR).

A decrease in infections that is also seen in the rest of Andalusia, which today reports only 380 new cases. Despite this, Almería is the second Andalusian province with the most positives in the last day. Only Seville is ahead with 110 infections.

On Sunday, the Health Council of the Junta de Andalucía, in its daily report, reported 130 cases in Almeria.

It is striking that the province does not add deaths this Monday, or people admitted to hospitals or the Intensive Care Unit.

According to the data update of the IECA this Monday, 714 people infected with Covid-19 have lost their lives since the beginning of the pandemic, last March.

A total of 92 people have overcome the coronavirus in the last hours. In Almería, there are already 35,155 people who have defeated the virus.

The incidence rate of the province this Monday stands at 237.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, when on Friday (this value is not updated on the weekend) it was 237.7. Almería continues to have the highest accumulated rate of infections in Andalusia.

In the capital, the positives detected in the last 14 days raise the incidence rate to 266.7. On the 19th it was 662.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Andalusia registers 380 daily cases of coronavirus this Monday, March 22, the lowest figure since that registered on March 2 (359), and two deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography.

The cumulative incidence rate of the autonomous community has risen for the second day to 122.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.


Cumulative Stats from Almería 360

El Ejido now has 331.9 cases (approximately 32 more than LAST FRIDAY) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)

Poniente Region now has 317.2 cases (approximately 30 more than LAST FRIDAY) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)


A couple of quotes taken from the Ministerio de Sanidad Facebook page today

"La ministra de Sanidad, Carolina Darias anuncia la llegada a España de las primeras 300.000 dosis de la #VacunaCOVID19 de #Janssen en la segunda quincena del mes de abril
📌 Nuestro país recibirá 5,5 millones de dosis de #Janssen en el segundo trimestre del año


Comienzan a distribuirse entre las Comunidades Autónomas las 672.750 nuevas dosis de vacunas contra la #COVID19 💉de Pfizer/BioNTech que han llegado este lunes a nuestro país."


Google translation:

The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias announces the arrival in Spain of the first 300,000 doses of the # VacunaCOVID19 from #Janssen in the second half of April 📌 Our country will receive 5.5 million doses of #Janssen in the second quarter of the year.


The 672,750 new doses of vaccines against # COVID19 vac from Pfizer / BioNTech that have arrived in our country this Monday begin to be distributed among the Autonomous Communities.


A suggestion that 55-65 year olds will qualify for the AstraZeneca vaccine from the Wednesday restart of it's use in Spain (news via Mallorca and Reuters)


How long does it take for the vaccines to act?

Google translation:

Which vaccine works first against the coronavirus?

The Ministry of Health details how long each one takes to act

Vaccination continues its advance throughout Spain despite the setbacks that have arisen over the last week around the AstraZeneca vaccine, which will finally be administered again this week after a brief hiatus due to fear of possible adverse effects that could cause after administration.

The concern around vaccination has made many who have had any doubts when it comes to knowing how one or another vaccine works, but what seems to be clear to the health authorities is that it works, they work. Of course, in some cases it takes longer to take effect than in others until it achieves the so-called immunity, which, for the moment, is to increase resistance to the coronavirus and not prevent infections.

Thus, according to data from the Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain, the highest protection with the Comirnaty vaccine, from Pfizer / BioNTech, is obtained 7 days after the second dose; with Moderna's anti-COVID-19 vaccine 14 days after the second dose; with the AstraZeneca vaccine 28 days after the second dose and with the Janssen vaccine 14 days after administration.

And they emphasize, it is "very important" that until a significant proportion of the population, all people, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, continue to maintain prevention measures, such as the use of a mask, the safety distance and the washing of hands.