Covid cases in Andalusia are on the rise again during Holy Week
Andalusia Covid cases are on the rise again during Holy Week and now exceed 150 per 100,000.
Andalusia Covid cases have increased in the past 14 days, the region has entered Holy Week with an incidence rate crossing the 150 per 100,000 barrier putting it at high risk again.
The region has racked up 3,864 new infections and 20 deaths in three days, with no data released since Wednesday, March 31.
The number of hospitalized on Friday increased by 58 people, reaching 1,090, while in the intensive care unit (ICU) there are eight more people, a total of 275, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health of Andalusia.
The greatest number of infections came mainly from the province of Seville, with 873, followed by Granada, with 582; Cadiz, with 550; Malaga, with 484; Almería, with 473; Cordoba, with 384; Jaén, with 305; and Huelva, with 213.
The twenty deaths during these three days are equivalent to seven in Almería, five each in Seville and Malaga, and one in Granada, Huelva and Jaén. The concern is that hospitalizations are following a similar curve to the Christmas period, which signaled the so-called third wave.
The total figures recorded in Spain since the start of the pandemic are 506,330 people infected, 9,327 deaths and 404,589 people recovered – 5,294 in the last three days.
Regarding vaccination, which many consider as a way out of the crisis, 1.5 million doses were administered, 91.48% of those received, and there are a total of 522,839 people vaccinated, which represents 6.04% Population.
Covid cases in Andalusia set to drop after vaccinations start
Andalusia has announced that it will start vaccinating the 65- to 80-year-old population from April 15, depending on the amount of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines delivered to the community.
The region has also activated a telephone service system to locate and resolve the doubts of people over 80 who have not been vaccinated.
Andalusian executive spokesman Elías Bendodo reported at a press conference after the Board of Governors on these vaccination deadlines and explained that from April 15 the doses will also be administered high-risk patients. These are people on dialysis, people on cancer treatment and people with Down syndrome.
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