This is the rolling coronavirus story for Saturday 9 January 2021
Stats for the last 24 hours - 359 more cases and 1 death
The positives skyrocket to 359 on a Saturday that leaves 120 admitted
There are 31 patients in the ICU and another from Almeria has died and there are already 306 since March
Two weeks after the Christmas Eve and Christmas celebrations and eight days after New Year's Eve and New Year's Eve, the Christmas celebrations begin to show their consequences in the form of a wave of positives diagnosed in the last 24 hours, which in the province of Almería leave 359 in one of the worst days left by the pandemic in Almeria.
As is collected this Saturday by the daily report provided by the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía and in which the advance of the pandemic leaves today another Almerian deceased by coronavirus and there are already 306 patients in the province who have lost the life since March, since when a total of 23,014 people from Almeria have also been diagnosed as positive by PDIA tests (antigen test and PCR), with 359 today.
The situation is equally alarming in the section of the load that Almeria hospitals currently bear, which accumulate another day of increased pressure and there are already 120 patients who are hospitalized, of which 31 are in the ICU. With respect to the day before, this means 12 more admissions to the plant and one more in serious condition in Intensive Care.
In the rest of the autonomous community, where 3,542 new infections have been detected and 61 people have died, the pressure in hospitals is as follows: Cádiz (223 hospitalizations, of which 32 in ICU), Córdoba (135 hospitalizations, of which than 17 in ICU), Granada (189 hospitalizations, of which 51 in ICU), Huelva (34 hospitalizations, of which 11 in ICU), Jaén (123 hospitalizations, of which 22 in ICU), Malaga (236 hospitalizations, of which 31 in ICU) and Seville (172 hospitalizations, of which 33 in ICU).
This Saturday of bad numbers is closed by the scarce nine patients who have recovered in the last 24 hours, who have confirmed that the passage of the Christmas holidays is leaving as a consequence a continuous increase in positives and deaths, with a record yesterday of seven in just 24 hours of this 2021.
12 municipalities in the province with high rates of cases
Red alert: 12 of the Andalusian towns with the highest incidence are in Almería
The province of Almería is the second worst in Andalusia at the moment, as it has 12 of the 62 Andalusian municipalities that have an incidence of over 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, that is, they are on red alert.
After the passing of the Christmas holidays, Andalusia registers a total of 62 municipalities with an incidence rate of the coronavirus higher than 500 cases confirmed by PCR and antigen tests in the last 14 days, a rate that the Ministry of Health qualifies as "risk very high ", according to the latest data updated by the Ministry of Health and Families consulted by Europa Press, which represents 35 more locations than three weeks ago.
In addition, 29 of these municipalities exceed a thousand confirmed positives in the last two weeks, 22 more than on December 18. As a whole, Andalusia has increased its average incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days above 203 cases.
Chirivel, the worst
In the case of the province of Almería, whose average rate is 277.3 infected per one hundred thousand, there are 12 localities that exceed 500 confirmed cases in 14 days, with six of them over a thousand. Chirivel, with a rate of 2,581 cases, is the Almeria municipality with the highest incidence per 100,000 inhabitants. But the municipality of Los Vélez is not the only one that exceeds 2,000, since Gádor accumulates another day of promotion and stands with 2,091 positives per 100,000.
Similarly, the towns of María are on red alert, with 1,777; Los Gallardos, 1,467; Velez-Rubio, 1,403; Fiñana, 1.003; Partaloa, 990; Arboleas, 826; Turre, 760; Alhama de Almería, 686; Albox, 567; Benahadux, 547, and Íllar, which closes the list with 507 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the last two weeks.
For its part, Jaén is the province with the most municipalities with a rate higher than 500 confirmed cases in 14 days with 16, six of them over a thousand and with Fuerte del Rey as the municipality with the highest incidence, with a rate of 2,221 cases . Behind is Granada with 13 localities with a rate above 500 confirmed cases, eight of them over a thousand, Montillana standing out with 2,859 positives.
More than 8,000 in Córdoba
Córdoba has six municipalities with more than 500 confirmed cases in two weeks, of which half exceed a thousand, with Añora standing out with a rate of 8,317. The Junta de Andalucía agreed on Friday to close this town on the perimeter.
Cádiz, Huelva and Málaga have four municipalities each with a rate greater than 500, with only La Línea de la Concepción (1,219) being over a thousand in Cádiz, no Huelva municipality exceeds this rate and three Malaga residents surpass it, Teba being the one with the highest incidence, with 3,297.
Seville, with three, is the Andalusian province in which fewer municipalities exceed the rate of 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, of which two exceed a thousand, with Pruna with 1,690 being the one with the highest rate.
Alert levels increasing from Monday in the province
Almería and Levante-Alto Almanzora, on alert level 4 from Monday 11
El Poniente will now be at level 3 of these measures, which affect capacity
The changes in the restrictions in Andalusia to stop the coronavirus pandemic that Juanma Moreno, president of the Junta de Andalucía, has announced at noon this Friday after the meeting of the committee of experts that advises the Andalusian Government on this matter, return to involve, as on previous occasions, the alert levels in the three health districts of the province: Almería, Poniente and Levante-Alto Almanzora.
It will be as of next Monday, January 11, when the map of the levels of Covid-19 preventive measures in Andalusia changes, which will be as follows: Almería and Levante-Alto Almanzora will be at level 4 (grade 1), which applies the maximum restrictions in terms of capacity, while the West will now be at level 3.
Level 4: Almería and Levante-Alto Almanzora
In environmental activities, 6 people are allowed indoors and 10 outdoors. The parks can be open but with closed playgrounds and no more than 6 people can participate in activities.
In this sense, the Almería City Council has announced that the 185 children's play areas throughout the city must remain closed. This is how they have been since the declaration of a state of alarm on March 14, although they reopened on December 22, coinciding with the start of the Christmas school holidays.
"As established by the health authority of the Junta de Andalucía, the Almería City Council, through the areas of Environmental Sustainability and Municipal Services, will proceed early next Monday to mark all children's games. Specifically, the Park of the Families will be closed completely. On the contrary, the biosaludables and calisthenics parks will continue open, since they are for individual practice ".
As for the stores, they will have a limit of 50% of the capacity with a safety distance. For cinemas, theaters and auditoriums, 50% of the capacity: 200 people indoors, 300 outdoors.
In public transport, one seat between passengers and 50% standing. And in the private one, two people per row of seats, without occupying the passenger seat.
At wakes and funerals, 6 people indoors and 15 outdoors. In civil and religious ceremonies, 30% of the capacity. At banquets, 30 people indoors and 50 outdoors, without exceeding 30% of the capacity.
In hotels and restaurants, 75% of the capacity can be occupied on the terraces and 30% indoors. And in gyms, 40% of the capacity.
Competitions, sporting events and training sessions must continue to take place without the presence of spectators.
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