New Strain Of Coronavirus Detected In Andalucia

New Strain Of Coronavirus Detected In Andalucia. The Junta confirms that 16 cases of the new strain of covid-19 have been confirmed in Andalucia.

New Strain Of Coronavirus Detected In Andalucia

New Strain Of Coronavirus Detected In Andalucia

16 cases of the new strain of coronavirus have been confirmed in Andalucia, according to the Junta today.  Health Minister Jesús Aguirre says that the more contagious strain of the virus has been brought into Spain by travellers from the UK,  “some cases come from people arriving directly by plane from the United Kingdom.”

The regional government will be meeting on the 8th January to assess the situation and decide which steps need to be taken.  The Health Minister says “the trend was downward before Christmas and in recent days it is going up.”  Regional President Juanma Moreno has appealed for responsible behaviour to slow the spread of the virus.  On social media he offered this reassuring information: “Andalucía maintains the occupation of hospital beds below the national average and one of the lowest incidents of the disease”.

Juanma Moreno

Juanma Moreno has called for responsible behaviour.

New Cases Rise Sharply

New cases of covid-19 have risen sharply in Andalucia over the holiday period.  In the last 24 hours 2391 new cases have been confirmed, the highest since the 26th of November.  18 people have died from coronavirus, slightly less than the 24 deaths published the day before.  Cádiz is once again the province with the most new cases, recording 482.  Malaga has 409 confirmed new cases in the last 24 hours.  There are currently 1072 patients in hospital being treated for coronavirus.  201 patients remain in intensive care.

5244 Deaths In Andalucia

Since the outbreak of the pandemic Andalucia has recorded 269,474 cases of covid-19.  5244 people have died from the virus.  In the Malaga region the total number of infections has reached 40,362.  798 people have died from coronavirus.

Published: 06.01.2021

Written by Dave James.


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