Today is Sunday, July 7 and many Spaniards have already started their summer holidays. This weekend has started the first operation out of the summer season of this year 2020 but is marked by fear of new outbreaks of the coronavirus.
Asturias and La Rioja are the only autonomous communities that have not registered outbreaks of COVID-19. The other 15 have active outbreaks and the last one has been registered in a building in Albacete that will be confined. Andalusia is the region with the most outbreaks to date, followed by Catalonia.
The most drastic measure is the one taken by the Catalan Government. Coronavirus outbreaks have forced the Lleida region of Segriá to be confined: it has reached 149.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks and President Quim Torra has decided that its 200,000 inhabitants cannot leave the region.
With temperatures of over 40 degrees in some parts of the country and heat alerts in Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and Andalusia, the summer scourge has not stopped politicians when it comes to throwing their darts in the final stretch of the electoral campaign of the Galician and Basque elections.
The Ministry of Health has not updated the global figures of the pandemic in Spain this Saturday -notified a provisional balance of 28,385 deaths on Friday-, waiting to update them on Monday, although administrations such as the Andalusian have reported a new death. And it is that Pedro Sánchez has decided that the weekends are no longer going to give figures.
The map of regrowths in Spain by Autonomous Communities is as follows:
Catalonia currently maintains nine outbreaks. Seven in the Lérida health region, one in the Upper Pyrenees and Aran area and the other registered in an agrifood company in Avinyó (Barcelona), with 11 cases.
The Government of Catalonia has decreed the confinement of the perimeter of the Segriá region, in the southwest of Lérida bordering Aragon, where 210,000 people reside, including the capital, due to an increase in cases of coronavirus in the province, which adds up to nine outbreaks. assets.
The most forceful measure against the pandemic since the end of the state of alarm on June 20 – until now only parts of Aragon had gone through phase 2 of de-escalation – has occurred in the first weekend of the holiday period, a day in which road traffic to resting places and the airport has increased considerably in Spain.
The Catalan Government prohibits departures from the city of Lérida and 37 other municipalities for reasons other than work and meetings of more than 10 people, among other measures, after a “considerable” increase in infections in recent days, in words of the Catalan president, Quim Torra, and that the income reported at the Arnau Hospital in Vilanova de Lérida has tripled in the last ten days.
The Minister of Interior of the Generalitat, Miquel Buch, has explained that fines of 100 to 600 euros will be imposed on those who skip confinement. In an interview on Catalunya Radio collected, he explained that the confinement in the Segriá has a device “similar” to the one that was deployed in the Conca d’Òdena (Barcelona), although then displacement was not allowed for work reasons and now it is .
The coronavirus outbreak located in a company in Madrid that leaves at least five infected is under control. This was announced by the Minister of Justice, Interior and Victims of the Community of Madrid, Enrique López, who assured that the “trackers” have monitored all contacts, 18 people, who had these infected.
The Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid, through the General Directorate of Public Health, notified this Friday to the Ministry of Health an outbreak of COVID-19 with five minor cases in a company in Madrid.
CASTILLA LA MANCHA
The Government of Castilla-La Mancha, through the General Directorate of Public Health, has reported an outbreak of coronavirus in a building in the city of Albacete. The property is located specifically, in calle Baños, number 25.
In this block there was an outbreak classified as family, which affected five people and who were undergoing home isolation. Two more cases were confirmed yesterday by COVID, in the same building, although on a different floor, which required hospitalization.
When confirming from the Epidemiology service of Albacete the coincidence of domicile of the cases, the building will be confined, proceeding to take study, surveillance and control measures throughout the building.
The Government of Aragon maintains in phase 2 the four Aragonese regions affected by outbreaks: La Litera, Cinca Medio and Bajo Cinca in Huesca, and Bajo Aragón-Caspe, in Zaragoza, and has not yet set a date for its passage to the new normal . They total 360 confirmed cases, the majority among seasonal workers.
The Minister of Health has set her sights on this weekend, which she described as “decisive” to see if these regions pass the phase.
On Saturday, the counselor for the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior of the Andalusian Government, Elías Bendodo, called for calm and had an impact on the “speed” with which outbreaks were detected in this community, in which There are currently 218 confirmed cases, none of them hospitalized.
Thus, in Marbella (Málaga), together with the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, Carmen Crespo, and the Mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz; He recalled that the state of alarm had ceased but COVID-19, “which is still with us”, and recalled that the danger of the pandemic is that the virus “moves with people”, hence the call for responsibility to the population to adopt all security measures such as social distancing, the use of masks and hydroalcoholic gel.
At this point, he has located these sprouts, in the opening of mobility, and has indicated that in the case of Andalusia there are 13 in the control and investigation phase in the provinces of Malaga, Granada, Huelva and Almería, with 218 confirmed but none of They are admitted to the hospital: “The first data we handle is that they evolve asymptomatically and in some with very mild symptoms.”
On the island of Fuerteventura, which was without active cases for several weeks, it maintains 37 positives for Covid-19, which correspond to some of the migrants who arrived on boats intercepted in recent weeks. They remain in isolation in a ship in Puerto del Rosario.
In Guipúzcoa, an outbreak registered in the municipality of Orio remains active with 19 associated cases. The Basque Government insists on taking the focus as “controlled”.
The Government of Navarra keeps two outbreaks under control, one in the Comarca of Pamplona and the other in the town of Sunbilla, in the north, which became known on June 16.
Another 12 positive cases of COVID-19 detected in the framework of the A Mariña (Lugo) outbreak bring the affected 59 to 59, two of whom remain hospitalized at the Hospital Público da Mariña with “favorable evolution”. In addition, a case has been registered in Asturias of a person from this area of Lugo, the first in 20 days in the neighboring community.
The number of positive cases for COVID-19 of the outbreak related to a flight from Bolivia amounts to 37, of which 11 are located in a fruit and vegetable company based in the municipality of Murcia. A second outbreak has been detected in the municipality of Torre Pacheco, with three positive cases from the province of Granada.
On the other hand, seven of the people arriving by boat to the coasts of the Region in the last week have had a positive result for COVID-19 after undergoing the PCR test.
CASTILLA Y LEÓN
In Castilla y León, only the COVID-19 outbreak registered at the Río Hortega Hospital in Valladolid remains active, with 38 affected, according to the vice president of the Board, Francisco Igea.
The outbreak remains active in a meat company in Rafelbunyol (Valencia). Public Health of the Ministry of Health confirmed that the last four positive results detected in the factory are past infections and are not part of the registered outbreak, which takes shape in nine affected and of which there are three active cases.
Furthermore, another outbreak of coronavirus has been confirmed in this community in Castellón de la Plana. It is a group made up of several family nuclei with a total of 16 positive cases, none serious. Everyone is isolated while contact tracking continues.
In Extremadura a new outbreak has appeared in Badajoz that joins that of the municipality of Navalmoral in Cáceres. A private party may be at the origin of the outbreak in the town of La Paz that so far leaves six infected and forty contacts under study. In the case of Navalmoral, the person who originated it is still in search and capture by the security forces.
The second coronavirus outbreak detected in recent days in Badajoz already has six patients who have tested positive, and 32 people are under investigation as they are considered close contacts.
The Balearic Islands have reported three outbreaks of Covid-19 this past week. The last to appear has been that of the Mallorcan city of Inca with three positives and 12 closely monitored contacts. It joins the focus of Palma with five affected and that of the island of Ibiza, in which the positives amount to seven.
Cantabria reported last Saturday a regrowth in a residential building in Santander. Currently there are 15 positive cases. On Monday, environmental samples were taken from different areas of the building and no vestiges of coronavirus have been found, which is why it has been verified that “it is disinfected and perfectly safe.”
A fugitive infected
An Algerian immigrant who was admitted to the Santa Lucía hospital in Cartagena (Murcia) after testing positive this week at COVID-19 has escaped at 3:25 am this Sunday, circumventing the center’s remote surveillance system and jumping out the window since the door was locked.
According to sources from the Ministry of Health, professionals at the center immediately notified the state security forces and bodies, which are working to locate the patient.
For their part, sources from the National Police have reported that the immigrant is searching and that there was no patrol in the health center, as there are in the supervised flats where the compatriots who tested positive are and that remain in quarantine.