Covid-19 Free Villages

GRA Provincial Map of MunicipalitiesPeople 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.

Anyway, you can’t make out much from the image above so click on this link.

(News: Granada, Andalucia)

  6 comments for “Covid-19 Free Villages

  1. August 4, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Hi, Ken, we posted the info that you are requested this very morning, which you can find here

  2. Ken
    August 4, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Do you have any info regarding Velez Benaudalla and outer areas of the covid 19 infection rates. We have a 9 day trip on the 1st September in Benaudalla which we dont want to miss cos its a lovely area and so friendly regards Km

  3. JOHN
    April 26, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Remember folks, these numbers are based on people who get tested. Tests only get done on people working frontline or who get admitted to hospital. There will be many many people who will have no symptoms or symptoms that don’t require hospitalization. In short just because your town shows zero cases it only means nobody has tested positive it doesn’t mean there is no virus in your town.

  4. Charlotte
    April 26, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    The reason there’s no specific numbers is, because it’s against the data protection law, and not even the mayor can ask for them. The Mayor has actually said that publicly various times, when being asked.
    Junta Andalusia has now asked for access, I believe it was yesterday, and we’ll see if finally get to see them… BUT…
    as you have been able to see from the start till now, in local fb groups like for Almuñécar and various comments on articles, there are people saying they’re ill, in this city, right now, as there has been before. These people all claim the same, when calling the number stated, they just get told to stay home and self quarentine. They’ve been told that there are no testkits in Almuñécar, and nobody gets tested. So – no test, no outbreak, no official numbers – meaning that if we finally get to see the numbers one day, the only ones we can actually rely on (+/-) are the hospitalisations and deaths…

  5. April 26, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    No, it doesn’t give numbers – you have to go by the colour code regarding approximate numbers. Both Mólvizar and Itrabo have a colour that represents zero cases.

  6. Russ
    April 26, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    The link to the map worked, but didn`t identify any locations. So we still don`t know if we have any infections in Molvizar.

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