In 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decision to close the borders of that region to court but now even their own restrictions they had put in place are no longer valid, thanks to the Supreme Court’s verdict; something that the regional PM had not taken into account when presenting the case.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:
Vélez Benaudalla: 3
And further inland:
Alhama de Granada 19
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: News: Granada, Andalucia)