Covid Figures & Measures

The Ministry for Public Health has announced its intentions for this summer regarding restrictions, mainly concerning night bars and concerts, etc.

SPN Carolina Darias Health MinsterHealth Minister, Carolina Darias, met with her regional counterparts with plans to impose fewer restrictions than summer 2020 but for a summer 2021 which will be far from ‘normal.’ The minister considers that normalcy will not return until the country reaches 70% immunity (both jabs) which won’t happen until mid August, according to Government previsions.

Minister Darias is not in favour of relaxing mask use nor proximity measures in public areas.

The new proposed level system divides municipalities into:

Level 1: up to  25 per 100,000 contagion cases in 14 days.
Level 2: up to  50 per 100,000 contagion cases in 14 days.
Level 3: up to 150 per 100,000 contagion cases in 14 days.
Level 4: over  150 per 100,000 contagion cases in 14 days.

The idea is that with a contagion rate of over  150 per 100k there should be no inside nightlife, whatsoever nor any kind of multitudinous event (concerts and sports event).

Seven autonomous regions may not be abiding by this decision above on night clubs & discos: Andalucía, Aragón, Comunidad de Madrid, Melilla, País Vasco and La Rioja. We will have to wait for the Junta to publish a BOJA on their intentions.

As long as a municipality does not surpass the 150 per 100k level, considers Minister Darias, then discotheques and night clubs can reopen.

Whatever the case, the Minister wants every region in Spain to agree to closing everything by 02.00h

The Minister proposes that bars & restaurants, etc, can use 100% of their open-air terraces, as long as there is 1.5m between chairs from different tables (which is not the same as 1.5m between tables, logically). The maximum number of people to a table will remain at ten persons in exteriors and six persons in interiors. The interiors of nightclubs and discos cannot surpass 50% of maximum occupation.

Furthermore, these establishments must keep a record of the identity of their customers so that they can be traced in the case of an outbreak. Records must be kept for a month.

On the other hand, the Minister of Health is not against gatherings of between 2,500 and 10,000 in open-air, multitudinous events as long as the municipality concerned has below 150 case per 100,000 and as long as masks are worn and that this number does not represent more than 50% of the maximum occupation capacity of the venue. Smoking is strictly forbidden at these events, including electronic cigarettes.

OK, so this all sounds like an instruction manual for a Chinese product translated through Arabic to English. But one thing is for sure, before the end of June there will be changes.

Good luck

(News: Andalucia)

Municipality

Population

Last  14 Days

Per 100,000

Cured

Deaths

Alamedilla

569

1

175.7

77

1

Albolote

18,962

42

221.5

1,842

24

Albuñol

7,353

19

258.4

423

5

Albuñuelas

802

2

249.4

69

0

Aldeire

630

1

158.7

57

2

Alfacar

5,488

18

328,0

613

10

Algarinejo

2,467

6

243.2

350

15

Alhama de Granada

5,867

12

204.5

395

7

Alhendín

9,509

20

210.3

804

13

Almuñécar

25,927

35

135.0

1,041

13

Armilla

24,340

55

226.0

2,188

39

Atarfe

18,960

48

253.2

1,764

53

Baza

20,430

8

39.2

1,560

31

Beas de Guadix

329

3

911.9

21

0

Benalúa

3,310

4

120.8

326

14

Benalúa de las Villas

1,054

1

94.9

107

1

Benamaurel

2,260

3

132.7

147

2

Cacín

568

1

176.1

16

1

Cájar

5,205

3

57.6

440

15

Calicasas

638

2

313.5

48

0

Campotéjar

1,229

3

244.1

96

3

Caniles

4,021

1

24.9

244

9

Cenes de la Vega

8,153

19

233.0

635

12

Chauchina

5,552

10

180.1

756

13

Chimeneas

1,251

2

159.9

115

2

Churriana de la Vega

15,689

88

560.9

1,535

35

Cijuela

3,415

3

87.8

358

9

Cogollos de la Vega

2,007

4

199.3

249

8

Colomera

1,302

1

76.8

237

1

Cuevas del Campo

1,744

1

57.3

134

3

Cúllar

4,091

6

146.7

229

1

Cúllar Vega

7,547

25

331.3

753

11

Deifontes

2,600

3

115.4

242

8

Dílar

2,092

11

525.8

126

2

Dúdar

327

1

305,8

13

0

Dúrcal

7,111

11

154.7

644

9

Escúzar

791

1

126.4

101

4

Fonelas

978

6

613.5

75

1

Fuente Vaqueros

4,384

9

205.3

654

12

Gabias (Las)

21,543

57

264.6

1,924

23

Galera

1,071

4

373.5

72

1

Gójar

5,909

25

423.1

445

3

Gorafe

383

1

261.1

15

1

Granada (capital)

233,648

666

285.0

24,779

541

Guadahortuna

1,872

1

53.4

123

2

Guadix

18,436

16

86.8

1,874

47

Gualchos

5,190

10

192.7

260

5

Güéjar Sierra

2,857

6

210.0

224

7

Güevéjar

2,640

9

340.9

186

4

Huéscar

7,195

1

13.9

773

26

Huétor de Santillán

1,882

2

106.3

167

1

Huétor Tájar

10,399

15

144.2

1,017

25

Huétor Vega

12,035

26

216.0

1,207

11

Íllora

10,065

5

49.7

1,167

27

Ítrabo

991

4

403.6

24

0

Iznalloz

5,120

17

332.0

652

26

Jérez del Marquesado

955

1

104.7

60

1

Jete

927

1

107.9

7

0

Jun

3,853

8

207.6

413

3

Láchar

3,513

4

113.9

419

14

Lanjarón

3,530

8

226.6

138

4

Loja

20,419

55

269.4

2,200

54

Malahá (La)

1,784

11

616.6

161

3

Maracena

22,306

67

300.4

2,076

45

Marchal

414

1

241.5

17

2

Molvízar

2,772

3

108.2

84

1

Monachil

8,007

24

299.7

650

6

Montefrío

5,313

3

56.5

515

15

Montejícar

2,110

1

47.4

200

6

Moraleda de Zafayona

3,117

5

160.4

251

9

Motril

58,460

118

201.8

3,257

42

Nevada

1,072

1

93.3

70

7

Nigüelas

1,185

1

84.4

81

2

Nívar

1,036

1

96.5

83

0

Ogíjares

14,348

38

264.8

1,472

29

Orce

1,185

2

168.8

77

4

Órgiva

5,784

15

259.3

298

4

Padul

8,694

16

184.0

855

12

Peligros

11,492

33

287.2

1,475

48

Píñar

1,103

1

90.7

54

3

Pinos Genil

1,490

5

335.6

108

2

Pinos Puente

9,894

70

707.5

1,113

33

Puebla de Don Fadrique

2,238

6

268.1

255

4

Pulianas

5,466

13

237.8

622

3

Purullena

2,306

2

86.7

242

2

Salar

2,621

6

228.9

273

2

Salobreña

12,513

20

159.8

468

5

Santa Fe

15,222

22

144.5

1,578

55

Sorvilán

527

2

379.5

34

0

Torrenueva Costa

2,796

9

321.9

77

2

Ugíjar

2,517

1

39.7

169

5

Valderrubio

2,066

1

48.4

213

2

Valle (El)

907

1

110.3

54

3

Valle del Zalabí

2,105

3

142.5

149

1

Vegas del Genil

11,432

12

105.0

969

22

Vélez de Benaudalla

2,890

1

34.6

133

1

Villa de Otura

6,982

13

186.2

577

10

Villamena

934

4

428.3

94

1

Villanueva Mesía

2,021

5

247.4

198

4

Víznar

993

4

402.8

65

1

Zafarraya

2,120

6

283.0

111

0

Zagra

885

1

113.0

86

2

Zubia (La)

19,330

36

186.2

1,882

36

  4 comments for “Covid Figures & Measures

  1. KS
    June 2, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Couldn’t have put it better myself M

  2. Ann Franke
    June 1, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    I am 67. I’ve had the first AstraZeneca vaccine. The second on the 28 July, 12 weeks after the first. As we have the Indian variant in Andalucia and I only have 30% efficacy to this variant. Please can you bring forward the second vaccine by 4 weeks? You have a group of 60 to 69 year olds in a vulnerable position. I hope someone can put my question to Public Health.

  3. M
    June 1, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    R: Got it! You want established word usage, no matter that ‘normalcy’ has been around since 1855, albeit as a mathematical term, of course, and therefore qualifies as a neologism rather than being incorrect.

    You, I imagine, like most of us, use “have you got” interchangeably with “do you have,” which is acceptable nowadays but was once frowned upon as it is in fact grammatically incorrect (‘got’ is the past tense of ‘get’ and has no place in a present-tense construction). My mother, born in the 20s, would get her knuckles wrapped for this unforgivable, linguistic laziness as a child.

    Got has also usurped the use of such words as ‘received,’ ‘obtained, ‘become,’ ‘understand’ as well as ‘have’ in the sense, to possess.’

    Personally, what gets on my tits is people using the word “fake” at every opportunity, so much so that the use of “fake” reflects more upon the mentality of people who use it, rather than what they are referring to, by which I mean when somebody says “that’s fake news” it normally indicates that they gorge themselves on conspiracy sites and cannot accept facts that do not align themselves with their alternative reality.

    Yes, if you find “normalcy’ irritating, Mr or Ms R, then imagine how most of us feel about the Trump-era use of ‘fake.’ 😉

  4. R
    June 1, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Can people stop using the fake word ‘normalcy’ – there is a real word normality we can use

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