Andalucia Worsens Granada More

GRA Covid 081020In Andalucía the number of infected, hospitalised and deaths is increasing alarmingly, but what most worries the Junta is the province of Granada.

The number of outbreaks in the the capital of the province has doubled in just one week: last week the Junta put the figure at twelve with a total of 157 cases, this week the number of outbreaks has risen to 28 – this figure is only beaten by Sevilla, a much larger city, with 38 outbreaks.

As far as the 28 outbreaks in Granada go, 13 of them are within the metropolitan area, ten in capital itself, two on the Costa Tropical & Alpujarra and three in the north east (Baza & Guadix). Together they have produced 162 cases

Worst of all, the province has seen seven of the 20 deaths in Andalucía in one day, bringing the total to 351 in Granada since the pandemic began.

Add to this the surprising news yesterday that the Supreme Court of Madrid has overthrown the Central Government’s decision to stop people leaving Madrid, reasoning that it was an infringement of their Constituion Rights. This means that this bank-holiday weekend, Madrileños (the inhabitants of the worse affected region in the entire EU) can now freely visit the coastal areas of the country.

To prevent this, the Spanish Government will have to impose a State of Alert again on that particular region of Spain.

It was the Madrid Regional Government that had taken the Spanish Government’s original decision to close the borders of that region to court but now even their own restrictions they had put in place are no longer valid, thanks to the Supreme Court’s verdict; something that the regional PM had not taken into account when presenting the case.

Here is a break down of cases detected (positive PCR results) in the last seven days for the Costa Tropical:

Albuñol: 18
Almuñécar: 28
Gualchos/Castell: 7
Motril: 73
Salobreña 10
Otívar 1
Vélez Benaudalla: 3

And further inland:

Alhama de Granada 19
Lanjarón: 4
Órgiva: 4
Lecrín: 4
Loja: 41
Padul: 13
Dùrval 10
Polopos: 1

Editorial comment: Please remember that a positive PCR reading does not necessarily mean that the person is currently infected but has traces of the virus, which might well be ‘dead,’ which is why a second test is always needed.

(News: Granada)

(News: News: Granada, Andalucia)

  7 comments for “Andalucia Worsens Granada More

  1. Lorraine Scanlan
    October 12, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Very informative. Thank You

  2. October 12, 2020 at 8:45 am

    OK, Russ. I get it; you’re a troll using two different email addresses. You have had two comments approved, which is more than most sites would give you – I needed the second one to be absolutely sure. As for your closing statement about not starting a news site yourself as it would be crap, “rant platform” comes to mind, so probably a wise decision.

  3. Russ
    October 11, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    A) Stated: ‘news/information’ – not just news.

    B) Lazy, as in no insight, just copying information. Lots of words – even, wow, four paragraphs – is not journalism.

    C) Not arrogant, just questioning your approach. Sure, we can all choose to read stuff online, or not. This is dinosaur stuff more suited to 1990 than 2020. No intention of starting a news site because, like this one, it’ll be crap.

  4. October 10, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    A) The source for the municipal figures is the Junta de Andalucía, which is not a news site.

    B) As my response ran into four paragraphs, it is hard to see how it was “lazy.” Had I not responded, that would have been “lazy.”

    C) As for “arrogant response,” yours takes the biscuit.

    Here’s the thing, Russ, *cue “start up your own news site if you don’t like this one.”

  5. Russ
    October 10, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Why doesn’t the article make this clear then? If it’s ‘misleading terminology’ why not make readers understand the figures instead of just copying news/information from other sources? * cue lazy, arrogant response…*

  6. October 9, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    It’s certainly not you being thick, rather it is a case of misleading terminology. Spain uses the English word “cluster” to describe simultaneous cases in a given health area and uses “brote” which translates for outbreaks, for: “una tasa más alta de lo normal” an amount over what is considered normal. i.e., a “brote” is when the amount of clusters grow beyond what is considered normal.

    Here is the definition of a brote: Un brote epidémico es una clasificación usada en la epidemiología para denominar la aparición repentina de una enfermedad debida a una infección en un lugar específico y en un momento determinado. (the sudden appearance of contagion in a specific place and at a specific time)

    And then there is the term “focos” which mean “focal point or source of individual cases so the Costa Tropical and the Alpujarra has two focal points each involving several cases.

    Clear as mud, right? But basically when they talk of focos, which is the case in the list of Granada municipalities, they’re talking about one or more cases in a given municipality.

  7. Paul Craddock
    October 9, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    It may be me being thick but I am confused. Is ‘outbreaks’ new cluster groups or individual new case?
    Then it says 2 new outbreaks on Costa Tropical but lower down in the list we have 140 cases for Costa Tropical in last 7 days. Please can you explain.

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