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New lockdown measures announced for more Andalusian towns

New lockdown measures announced for more Andalusian towns
/ AFP
  • The regional government is to restrict movement in Linares (Jaén) and Almodóvar del Río (Cordoba) where 14-day case confirmation rates are above 500 per 100,000 inhabitants

  • Thirty new deaths related to Covid-19 were reported in Andalucía on Tuesday, six of them in Malaga province

The regional government of Andalucía has approved new lockdown restrictions in the town of Linares (Jaén province) and Almodóvar del Río (Cordoba), said Junta spokesman Elías Bendodo on Tuesday.

In both towns the 14-day case notification rate per 100,000 inhabitants was above 500, a limit set by the Spanish authorities to trigger further measures. Access to and from the towns will be controlled and numbers of guests at weddings and other events limited to 30, among other measures.

The town of Casariche, in Seville province, has been subject to these lockdown measures since last week.

Bendodo said that the general infection rate in Andalucía was well below the national average. In the region on Tuesday there were 1,075 Covid patients in hospital, 149 of them in intensive care.

Thirty deaths

The regional Health ministry recorded 30 new deaths in the daily figures announced on Tuesday, 14 more than Monday's figure. The daily new case figures for Andalucía on Tuesday was 1,788.

Figures given on Tuesday showed six new deaths in Malaga province, and 241 new diagnoses in 24 hours.

New testing

The regional government has approved further mass testing for Covid-19 in 14 Andalusian towns: Turre (Almeria), Bornos (Cadiz), Palma del Río (Cordoba), Zafarraya, Alfacar and Iznalloz, in Granada; Jabalquinto, Siles and Santo Tomé in Jaén; and Aguadulce, Badolatosa, Martín de la Jara, Écija and Peñaflor, in the province of Seville.

No new testing was announced for the province of Malaga.

Last week's mass testing in 13 municipalities, (including Sierra de Yeguas and Villanueva de la Concepción) found 52 postitive cases out of 4,598 tests.