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Coronavirus in Andalucia, News and Statistics

Masks are compulsory in Andalucia  Covid © Michelle Chaplow
Masks are compulsory in Andalucia

Coronavirus in Costa del Sol and Andalucia

Page or section last updated Saturday 27-02-2021 at 10.35 hrs.

News update

26-02-2021 Teritorial Health Committee met telematically Thursday morning presided by Carlos Bautista, and in their decree published in the BOJA that evening,  only three municipalities in Malaga province still remain with closed perimeters. These are Archez 779, Benoaján 757, and Montejaque 1.791. the latter remaining closed to all non-essencial commerce as well.

A quick check on the 52 Andalucia municipalities still have closed perimeters can be seen in the Anexo at the bottom of this BOJA pdf

This means that Manilva 341, Marbella 402, Estepona 352 and Ojen 183 Gaucin 440. Cortes de la Frontera 424 will join other municipalities on the Costa del Sol with open their perimeters. This was be effective from Saturday 27-02-2021.

The Comité de Alerta de Salud Pública Malaga also decreed that health districts Costa del Sol and Serrania de Ronda remain Level 4 Grade 1 measures. Málaga, La Vega and Guadalhorce drop to Level 3 Grade 1, whilst La Axarquía stays at Nivel 3 Grado 1.

Look up AI(14d) latest published rate for any municipality in Andalucia by province. Stats are updated mid-day Monday to Friday. All important rate is in the fifth column "Tasa PDIA 14 días"Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga, Sevilla.

Look up the status and the level of measures in force in any  any town or village in Andalucia check the interactive map at the top of our Four levels page.

23-02-2021 Vaccinations have been distributed to Group One; residents and staff of senior citizen residences and front-line health professionals and continued with front line then all hospital staff. These groups is now essentially complete. Interesting that Salud are reporting 87% administration in hospital staff, suggesting a 13% refusal. The vaccination continues with other health professionals such as dentists. Dependent people living at home and their professional carers has also started in parallel with Group Five; the 412k over 80s oldest first, now reaching about 25%. Starting this week are teachers and followed by police and security services.




Andalucia Statistics

Andalucia has administered 688.093nbsp;doses since the beginning of the campaign of which 221.567 are second doses. 163.300 doses were included in the weekly delivery last Tuesday. 133.600 were delivered the week before, both greater than January's average of 73.000 weekly delivery. The current rate is about 26.000 doses a day. At this current rate, now about 26.000 per day, it will take 3.4 years to vaccinate (two doses) all Andalucia. Data to 24-02-2021

The 221.567 second doses are 64% of the 345.568 first doses administered 21 days before. This % is slowly dropping suggesting a relaxation of the 21 day policy.

Read more about Coronavirus Vaccinations in Andalucia.

The number of positive Coronavirus tests in the last seven days was 6.648 and  those with symptoms numbered 820. In the last fourteen days positive test were 19.920 and those with symptoms numbered 5.728 giving a Andalucia AI(14d) rate of 253. Cases every day since March are shown on the graph. There been have been a total of 475.369 positive tests in Andalucia since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, this is about 5% of the population.

The number of tests carried out in the last week was 120.649. The third wave testing peak was 255.313 on 28-01-2021, second wave peak was 158.000 then dropping to fell to low of 78.000 in early January). The number of tests proving positive is now 9.3% (It dropped from 20% in November to 8% at Christmas and rose again to 20% last January)  Data 21-02-2021

Confirmed cases that required hospital admission in Andalucia in the last seven days number 532. The total admissions for the pandemic is 37.230. Confirmed cases that required intensive care admission in Andalucia in last seven days was 39 the total for the pandemic is 3.644.

The number of Coronavirus patients currently in Andalucia hospitals is 2.023 (down from peak of 4.962 on  31-01-2021) of which 479 are currently in intensive care. (down from peak of 724 on 09-02-2021). The second wave peak was 3.478 (10-11-2020) of which 460 were in intensive care. The first wave peak was  2.709 (30-03-2020) of which 438 were in intensive care. Current data as reported by Ministerio de Sanidad on 25-02-2021, data up to 24-02-2021

There have been 195 deaths in Andalucia in last seven days. The total for the pandemic is 8.292.

The number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days per 100,000 populations in Spain is now  205 (the third wave peak which was 890 on 29-01-2021, the second wave peak was 595). In Andalucia the rate is now 217 (third wave peak which was 959 on 01-02-2021, the second wave peak was 580 and between them a low of 135 on Christmas day).  See updated chart of case rates for all 17 regions at the foot of our Confirmed Cases page.

The number of cases in Andalucia (since May) that have been identified as 'imported from another country' is 1.312 plus 16 were in the seven days to 22-02-2021. This figure includes all methods of transport from Airplanes to 'pateras'.

Andalucia data above was published on 25-02-2021. Spain data on 25-02-2021.



Easter 2021

18-12-2020 Andalucia President, Juanma Moreno, said in a radio interview that "everything seemed to indicate that there will not be a Semana Santa (Easter or Holy Week) in Andalucía in 2021". This will be the second year the Holy Week processions have been cancelled.

14-01-2020 The Bishop of Málaga has cancelled the Semana Santa processions but authorised a series of services and events at the brotherhood's bases, all in accordance with Coronovirus protection rules.

17-12-2020 Seville Town Hall confirmed that the Seville April Fair would not take place. The mayor explained that in a best case scenario only 30% of the population would be imunised by then.


There remain only 9 municipalities in Andalucia (out of 785) whose residents have not recorded a single case of Coronavirus. They are all small inland villages with very small populations. Read the decreasing list at the foot of our Confirmed cases page.

Historical data can be seen from the graphs on Confirmed cases, Hospitalised cases, Coronavirus Deaths.  



Seven Key measure remain

Seven key measures came into effect on Sunday 17-01-2021 and still apply.

Closure of the Andalucia land border remains.
Travel between the 8 provinces is NOT permitted (except for justified exceptions).
Closure of the perimeter of any municipality with an AI(14d) rate over 500.
Closing of all bars/cafe/restaurants and shops in Andalucia at 18.00 hrs.
Reduction from 6 to 4 of the maximum number of people meeting together in any place including cafes/bars.
Closing of all non essential activity in any municipality with an AI(14d) rate over 1000.
Curfew remains at 22.00 hrs to 06.00.

The general justified exceptions are explained on 10-11-2020 on the Coronavirus Cronology page. There are a number of interesting additional exceptions to inter provincial travel noted in the official publication in the BOJA. Inter provincial travel will be permitted to practice winter leisure sport on snow or ice. In order to prove this journey you must to pre-purchase a Sierra Nevada Ski –forfait– pass online. Monachil local police are checking paperwork at the entrance to the resort. Similarly inter provincial travel for hunting is permitted as long as it is linked to the control of the overabundance of game species that can cause damage to ecosystems. Also inter provincial travel for federated, high-level or high-performance athletes and coaches for official sports competitions. All are as long as you are NOT travelling FROM a closed municipality.

International travel restrictions

30-01-2021 Spain has again extended restriction on passenger travel on inbound flights from the UK until 15-02-2021 with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. Foreign national residents should carry their residence document (the green A4 EU residence certificate or the new TIE.) Explanatory PDF. Other documents are unlikely to be accepted, the UK Govt official advice is to check with airline. This Measure, introduced in response to the UK Coronavirus strain on 22-12-2020. Initially lasting until 05-01-2021, it was first extended until 19-01-2021 and then to 02-02-2021

08-01-2021 All international passengers will have to test negative for Covid-19 before travelling to the UK. The delayed measure comes into force at 04.00 Monday 18-01-2021. All travellers irrespective of nationality arriving by plane, train or boat will have to take a test up to 72 hours before leaving their departure. This was announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

This It will be on top of the rule to self-isolate for 10 days when arriving in the UK.

There will, however, be a small number of exemptions, including hauliers, children under 11, and those travelling from countries without the infrastructure to deliver tests. 

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