Despite the fact that the incidence in the municipality is higher, Health does not want to “harm more activities or do more harm because the sources are located.” The current measures continue.
Positive cases yesterday in the Region of Murcia: 125
Cases confirmed since the beginning: 116,771
People currently affected: 1,614 (147 in Mazarrón) Home
Total admissions : 43
admissions : 14 People cured: 113,549
Tests performed: 1,210,424 PCR / antigen and 112,865 Antibodies
Of the 125 new cases in the Region of Murcia, 37 correspond to the municipality of Cartagena, 18 to Murcia, 13 to Mazarrón , 7 to Yecla, 6 to Molina de Segura, 5 to La Unión, 4 to Archena, 4 to San Pedro del Pinatar, 3 to Totana. The rest are distributed by the other municipalities. The Region of Murcia did not register any death due to COVID yesterday.
The Covid Committee has decreed in the Region of Murcia the alert level 2-Medium, which will come into effect next Wednesday, July 14, once it is published in the Official Gazette (BORM). This new situation will not affect the mass events that are already scheduled, although the Minister of Health, Juan José Pedreño, recalled that their organization “must have a special contingency plan, with the obligation to wear a mask and guarantee compliance of the measures and the security of the assistants ”.
This decision is supported, argued the counselor, “in the increase in cases, which has caused the regional average rate to double in the last week.” Specifically, it has gone from 52.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at seven days to the current 106.2 cases at seven days and 158.9 cases at 14 days.
“An incidence that has become greater pressure for care in the hospital setting and additional pressure in Primary Care”, Pedreño said.
In addition, the counselor recalled that the incidence of Covid “is being especially high” in the group of 15 to 29 years, which concentrates 53.7 percent of cases and now reaches 435 active cases. For this reason, “we have to call for responsibility and solidarity not only from young people but also from their families, so that our guard is not lowered,” he said.
According to the Epidemiology Service, 41.1 percent of positive cases occur at leisure and 39.5 percent in the social and family space. “In other words, these areas are responsible for more than 80 percent of the cases detected in the last 14 days.”
The number of active cases amounted to 1,614. Yesterday 125 new positives were detected. Of them, 37 in Cartagena, 18 in Murcia, 13 in Mazarrón, 6 in Molina de Segura and 5 in La Unión. The rest are distributed by the others.
The number of people admitted for Covid stood at 43, of which 14 remain in intensive care units and “their ages range between 29 and 55 years,” Pedreño said.
13 municipalities at High alert level
Regarding the situation in the different municipalities, the Covid Committee decreed that none of them be at Alert level 4-Very High; however, 13 go to Alert level 3-High: Archena, Beniel, Cartagena, Jumilla, Librilla, Lorquí, Mazarrón, Molina de Segura, Mula, Torre Pacheco, Las Torres Cotillas, La Unión and Yecla.
In these municipalities, as contemplated in the Technical Document, the interior capacity of the hotel industry is reduced to 30 percent. In addition, in celebrations the capacity is limited to 30 percent with a maximum of 30 people if it is indoors, and to 50 percent with a maximum of 60 people if it is outdoors.
At a 2-Medium Alert level there are 20 locations: Abarán, Águilas, Alcantarilla, Los Alcázares, Alguazas, Alhama de Murcia, Bullas, Ceutí, Cieza, Fuente Álamo, Lorca, Moratalla, Murcia, Pliego, Puerto Lumbreras, San Javier , San Pedro, Santomera, Totana and Villanueva del Segura. The rest of the municipalities would be included in level 1-Low.
Regarding the vaccination campaign, Pedreño reported that, due to the high temperatures, this Monday morning immunization has been prioritized.
This week there are almost 140,000 people scheduled to get vaccinated. Today has begun the vaccination of the first 6,900 people between 60 and 69 years who have been given the second dose of Astrazeneca eight weeks, in Murcia, Puerto Lumbreras and Molina de Segura.
According to the vaccination report, the Region of Murcia reaches the total figure of 1,425,362 administered vaccines.