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Health, due to the increase in cases in Mazarrón originating in the fruit and vegetable sector, places the municipality at Alert Level 3 – High.

The Ministry of Health today called for prudence for the youngest before the increase in the last week of 50 percent in the incidence rate in the group between 13 and 29 years old. In this sense, the Minister of Health, Juan José Pedreño, reported that this age group brings together almost 45 percent of the positive cases detected.

After the meeting of the Covid Monitoring Committee, he called “for the responsibility and solidarity of the young people of the Region of Murcia.” He added that “we know that it is not easy, but it is possible to enjoy it without putting other more vulnerable people at risk. Young people have had an exemplary behavior throughout the pandemic, and now we ask that they do not lower their guard, “he said.

The average regional incidence rate increased this week by 70 percent, with figures of 40.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants after seven days, and 70.1 cases after 14 days.

Extension of the measures
At its meeting today, the Covid Committee agreed to maintain all the measures for one more week in order to assess the increase in the last positive cases detected and their incidence in the Region of Murcia. In this way, the established maximum capacities and occupations are maintained for one more week, as well as the suspension of all non-essential activity from 02:00 to 06:00.

Regarding the data provided by the Epidemiology Service, the total number of active cases adds up to a total of 771. Yesterday 51 new positives were detected, of which nine correspond to the municipalities of Cartagena and Murcia, six to Los Alcázares and Torre Pacheco, three to Molina de Segura and two to the municipalities of Alcantarilla, Cieza, Jumilla and Mazarrón. The rest are distributed in other locations in the Region.

The number of people admitted for covid amounted to 33, of which seven are in the ICU. Yesterday there was a death by coronavirus of a 63-year-old woman in area VIII (Mar Menor) who had been infected since February.

Regarding municipal alert levels, this week no municipality is found at Alert Level 4-Very High. However, Level 3- High was decreed in the municipalities of Los Alcázares and Mazarrón, which means that in the hospitality industry in these two towns the interior capacity is reduced to 30 percent.

At Alert Level 2-Medium there are 18 municipalities: Alcantarilla, Cartagena, Calasparra, Cehegín, Cieza, Jumilla, Lorca, Lorquí, Molina de Segura, Mula, Murcia, San Javier, Santomera, Torre Pacheco, Las Torres de Cotillas, Totana, La Unión and Yecla. Finally, at an Alert Level 1-Low, the rest of the municipalities of the Region are included this week.