This is the rolling coronavirus story for Monday 23 November 2020
Various medical districts in the province increase their level from tomorrow - including us in the Poniente medical region
Red alert in Almería: 56 municipalities go to the maximum level
The health districts of Poniente and Levante-Almanzora increase their level of risk
The Junta de Andalucía will implement next Tuesday, November 24, the alert level 4 grade 1 as a consequence of the critical epidemiological situation derived from Covid-19 in a total of 103 municipalities in the provinces of Almería, Málaga, Córdoba and Cádiz that are currently They are at alert level 3 grade 1.
This was agreed this Sunday by the Advisory Committee on High Impact Public Health Alerts to analyze the evolution of the pandemic in a meeting chaired by the President of the Board, Juanma Moreno, in which it has been decided to extend until December 10 the general restrictions in force in Andalusia and only make the hours of bars and restaurants more flexible from next Tuesday the 24th to allow their opening until 9:30 p.m. exclusively for picking up orders and the opening of toy stores until 8:00 p.m.
Specifically, the Board will raise from next Tuesday and an initial period of 14 days the alert level 3 grade 1 to alert level 4 grade 1 to the Levante-Almanzora and Poniente de Almería health districts, Campo de Gibraltar in Cádiz, Area Sanitaria Norte de Córdoba and Valle del Guadalhorce in Málaga.
In the case of Almería, the 41 municipalities of the Levante-Almanzora district will pass to alert level 4 (Albanchez, Albox, Alcóntar, Antas, Arboleas, Armuña de Almanzora, Bacares, Bayarque, Bédar, Cantoria, Chercos, Chirivel, Cobdar, Cuevas del Almanzora, Fines, Los Gallardos, Garrucha, Huércal Overa, Laroya, Líjar, Lúcar, Macael, María, Mojácar, Olula del Río, Oria, Partaloa, Pulpí, Purchena, Serón, Sierro, Somontín, Suflí, Taberno, Tíjola, Turre , Urrácal, Vélez Blanco, Vélez Rubio, Vera and Zurgena) and the 15 of the Poniente district of Almería (Adra, Alcolea, Balanegra, Bayárcal, Berja, Dalías, El Ejido, Énix, Félix, Fondón, Láujar de Andarax, La Mojonera, Paterna del Río, Roquetas de Mar and Vícar).
For its part, in the province of Córdoba, the 25 municipalities of the North Sanitary Area will do so: Alcaracejos, Á Señora, Belalcázar, Bélmez, Cardeña, Conquista, Dos Torres, El Guijo, El Viso, Espiel, Fuente la Lancha, Fuente Obejuna, Hinojosa del Duque, La Granjuela, Los Blázquez, Pedroche, Peñarroya Pueblo Nuevo, Pozoblanco, Santa Eufemia, Torrecampo, Valsequillo, Villanueva de Córdoba, Villanueva del Duque, Villanueva del Rey and Villaralto.
In the case of Malaga, alert level 4 will come into effect on Tuesday in the 14 municipalities of the Guadalhorce health district (Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Álora, Alozaina, Ardales, Carratraca, Cártama, Casarabonela, Coín, Guaro, Monda, Pizarra, Tolox and Yunquera) and in the province of Cádiz in the eight municipalities of the Campo de Gibraltar health district (Algeciras, Los Barrios, Castellar de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, La Línea de la Concepción, San Martín del Tesorillo , San Roque and Tarifa).
On the contrary, the Advisory Committee for High Impact Public Health Alerts has decided to lower the alert level from next Tuesday, which goes from 4 to 3, in the 28 municipalities of the Axarquía health district (Alcaucín, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo , Algarrobo, Almáchar, Árchez, Arenas, Benamargosa, Benamocarra, El Borge, Canillas de Aceituno, Canillas de Albaida, Casabermeja, Colmenar, Comares, Cómpeta, Cútar, Frigiliana, Iznate, Nerja, Periana, Riogordo, Salares, Sayalonga, Sedella, Torrox, Vélez-Málaga and Viñuela). Level 3 will also be followed by the six municipalities of the Málaga health district (Almogía, Málaga, Macharaviaya, Moclinejo, Rincón de la Victoria and Totalán).
Restrictions and capacity
Restrictive measures for level 4 include the limitation to a maximum of six people indoors and 15 outdoors for those attending wakes and funerals, as well as the reduction to 30% of capacity in civil and religious ceremonies, while banquets only They will be able to gather 30 people indoors and 50 outdoors, with a maximum capacity of 30%.
Likewise, for the commercial establishments of municipalities in level 4, a maximum capacity of 50% with a safety distance is established, while for public transport the obligation to leave a seat of separation between travelers and a limitation to 50% of the standing squares. With regard to private transport, only two people are allowed per row of seats, without occupying the passenger seat.
On the other hand, in the municipalities at level 4, the hotel and restaurant establishments will have a maximum capacity of 30% indoors and 75% on terraces; gyms 40%, and sports competitions, events and training will be held without spectators.
For cinemas, theaters and auditoriums of the municipalities that are going to be closed on the perimeter, a maximum capacity of 40% has been set, with up to 200 people indoors and 300 outdoors.
Environmental activities in level 4 areas may bring together up to six people indoors and ten outdoors, and parks may be open in general, although children's games will have to be closed, and activities in them may only be concentrated to a maximum of six people.
For municipalities in level 3 districts, the Junta de Andalucía proposes that wakes and burials gather a maximum of ten people indoors and 20 outdoors, as well as limiting the maximum capacity of civil and religious ceremonies and banquets to 50% , where up to 50 people are allowed indoors and 75 outdoors.
Commercial establishments in these areas may fill up to 60% of capacity with a safety distance; The same percentage as for cinemas, theaters and auditoriums, facilities that can hold a maximum of 300 people indoors and 500 outdoors.
Congresses and fairs can also fill up to 60% of their capacity on Level 3, with a maximum of 300 people indoors and 500 outdoors. Likewise, the capacity in hotels and restaurants is limited to 50% indoors, while 100% is allowed on terraces.
For sports facilities the capacity is also limited to 50% on Level 3, with a maximum of 200 people indoors and 400 outdoors.
Regarding transport, it is allowed to occupy 100% of the seats in public transport, and 75% of the standing places. Environmental activities may be practiced in groups of up to ten people indoors and 15 outdoors, and parks and gardens may be open, with activities for a maximum of ten people.
English language article about the vaccination strategy for next year in Sspain
Stats for the last 24 hours - 75 more cases and 1 more death
Record in the Almeria ICU: 39 people with Covid need Intensive Care
Record also of people recovered: 445 in the last hours
The coronavirus deals a new blow to the province and, once again, it reaches a record. This is related this time to people with Covid hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit: a total of 39 are in the ICU, four more in the last 24 hours.
The number of hospitalized also grows with respect to the data for this Sunday, going from 121 to the current 127, according to data from the Ministry of Health of the Junta de Andalucía.
But there is also good news in this Monday's data: 445 more people are suddenly added to the list of recovered people, which already rises to a total of 11,554.
The data from this beginning of the week, regarding new infections, are also positive, although it must be taken into account that normally fewer cases are reported on weekends.
The province adds in the last 24 hours a total of 75 confirmed positives through the so-called Active Infection Diagnostic Tests (PCR and antigen test). For many days this figure did not drop below a hundred infections.
Andalusia adds 1,455 cases of coronavirus this Monday. On this day, the province of Seville leads the increase in positives with 416 followed by Cádiz and Granada, with 342 each; Malaga with 106; and Jaén with 101. Below the hundred daily positives are Almería with 75, Huelva with 55 and Córdoba with 18.
Despite these latest data, Almería has to mourn another death. There are already 198 people with coronavirus who have lost their lives since the start of the pandemic.
Seville also clearly leads the daily number of deaths from Covid-19 with 14, followed by Granada with nine, Córdoba with six and Jaén with five. Cádiz, Almería and Huelva register one death each, while Malaga does not add any on this day.
Cumulative stats from data on the Almería 360 site (the image is slightly bigger today if you click on it)