People have asked us over these six weeks of the Lock Down what the infection figures are for such-and-such town, but info was scarce. Now we know a little more.
Contagion figures for autonomous regions are known so we can state that infection rate for Andalucía is around 150 per 100,000 inhabitants, which is very low compared with the other autonomous regions. But what about the provinces and towns? Well, thanks to Juanjo Cerero (Ideal) using Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica data, we now have a better idea.
Our province has the highest infection figures for the whole of Andalucía but even so there are many municipalities within the Province of Granada where there are no known infections.
But before we go on, remember that although Granada province has a high infection figure, it is within a region that has a very low one, meaning that as provinces go across Spain its figure of 251 infected per 100,000 is one of the lowest. .
The Costa Tropical and La Alpujarra has 111 per 100,000 – very low, but the most positive news is that around 80 municipalities amongst the 174 municipalities that make up the province have no registered cases; not now nor since the beginning of the pandemic.
When looking at the 90-odd municipalities that have cases, 25 have only one case and 16 municipalities only have a couple. In others there were cases but they have since been cured.
After the City of Granda the town with most cases is Motril (more than 10), but then again Motril is the second largest town in the province. There are unlikely places like Cájar, Güéjar Sierra or La Zubia with multiple cases but in all of them it is because a care home for the elderly had an outbreak rather than the cases being spread across the municipality.
Otívar, Jete, Lentegí in Valle Río Verde have zero cases and Almuñécar (the first municipality to have cases) hasn’t reached a score in number. In the Poniente, Jayena, Játar and Arenas del Rey have zero cases. As as for the east coast, Lújar, Polopos, Rubite and Sorvillán have none either.
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(News: Granada, Andalucia)