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These are the Andalusian towns on the verge of a Covid curfew for exceeding the 1,000 incidence rate

Estepona on the Costa del Sol has a rate of 1,022.4 this Monday. File photograph.
Estepona on the Costa del Sol has a rate of 1,022.4 this Monday. File photograph. / SUR
  • Four towns with more than 5,000 inhabitants exceed the threshold, and 26 other smaller municipalities are also above the rate

Four Andalusian towns with more than 5,000 inhabitants exceed the cumulative incidence rate of 1,000 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, this Monday (26 July), one of the Junta’s criteria for calling for a nighttime curfew, which must be ratified by the courts.

Estepona on the Costa del Sol in Malaga province; El Cuervo, in Seville; Montoro, in Cordoba; and Paterna de Rivera, in Cadiz are the large towns that could face the limit on movement between 2am and 7am. The incidence rates are studied by the Territorial Committees of High Impact on Public Health every Wednesday, once all the coronavirus parameters have been evaluated.

Meanwhile, in the case of municipalities with less than 5,000 inhabitants, a specific appraisal will be made by the Junta and any requests to introduce a curfew must be subsequently by ratified by Andalucía’s Superior Court, the TSJA.

In the last two weeks, the regional government has decided not to propose restricting the freedom of movement and the closure of non-essential activity of any municipality in Andalucía, despite the fact that there were towns with more than 5,000 inhabitants that exceeded the rate of 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days.

According to the latest data updated by the Junta’s Ministry of Health, some 30 municipalities currently exceed the rate of 1,000 cases in 14 days, of which a total of four have more than 5,000 inhabitants. They are: Estepona (1,022.4 ), El Cuervo (1,005), Montoro (1,108) and Paterna de Rivera (1,008).

Another 26 municipalities with rates higher than 1,000

Of the remaining towns with a coronavirus incidendence rate higher than 1,000, but with less than 5,000 inhabitants, in which the Territorial Committees of High Impact on Public Health will have to decide whether or not to apply border lockdowns, five are in Cordoba, another five in Malaga, five others in Almeria, four in Granada, another four are in Jaén and three in Huelva.

In Malaga province, these municipalities are Alfarnatejo (1,098), Sayalonga (1,084), Villanueva de la Concepción (1,672), Benaoján (1,651) and Faraján (4,980).

In Granada, they are Bérchules (1,264), Dólar (1,114), Játar (1,444), Jayena (1,616).

In Cordoba province they are Santaella (1,430), Pedro Abad (3,019), Conquista (1,092.9), Granjuela (1,594) and Pedroche (4,588).

In Jaén, the small municipalities with a rate higher than 1,000 are Lopera (1,862), Bélmez de la Moraleda (1,211), Aldeaquemada (4,201) and Santa Elena (1,123).

In Almeria, they are Abla (1,282), Alicún (2,985), Huécija (1,440), Uleila del Campo (1,094) and Serón (1,131).

In Huelva the towns are Cortelazor (1,337), Santa Ana de la Real (1,052) and Beas (1,059).