Coronavirus in Costa del Sol and Andalucia
Page or section last updated Thursday 10-06-2021 at 20.00 hrs.
As you can see from the graph above there is a slight upward trend at the monent in cases in Andalucia. These have increased slightly each day for the last five days. 1.595 cases were reported on Saturday. As a reference the third wave peak in January was 7.995 and fourth (little) wave peak in April was 2.584.
27-05-2021 Weekly update on the levels of Coronavirus measures revealed little change. Aljarafe health district in Seville moved down from Level 3 to 2 and Jaen Sur the reverse moved up from Level 2 to 3.
21-05-2021 Travelers from the UK & Japan will be able to freely enter Spain from Monday 24-05-2021 with no restrictions and no coronavirus test. Speaking at the Fitur tourism fair in Madrid, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said in English that the country “will be delighted to receive British tourists again in our country”. There is currently no quarantine either on entrance to Spain just a health form to complete. Those returning to the UK are currently (while Spain remains on the amber list) required to present negative PCR tests and quarantine at home for 10 days. More from El Pais in English.
11-05-2021 Reyes Maroto, Spain's Tourism Minister speaking at a forum in Alicante today said "We are working with the UK travel industry to reactivate (holidays) as soon as possible and that the British choose Spain for their summer holidays" She hoped it would be as soon as 20th May. This is a reference to changes being prepared by the EU in respect of non-essential travel from Non-EU countries. A draft reads "Member States should permit travel to the EU for people that have received their final vaccination dose (of an UE authorised vaccine) at least 14 days prior to travel." PCR tests will not be required.
The Spanish travel industry was naturally disappointed with UK including Spain on the amber list. However if we look at one metric such as the AI(14d) Spain is 162 an has a long way to go to reach Portugal's 40 or UK's 25. The minister is no doubt trying to persuade the UK to take a regional approach in the next traffic light update. She announced this at a conference in Valencia region where the rate is currently 31. Follow the regional rates levels of protection measures.
09-05-2021 The state of alert has ended and central government policy was not to renew this, requiring the regional governments to undertake future measures. Andalucia is doing this in three phases. The first called Stabalisation is until the 31-05-2021. There is no curfew and no restrictions on meetings. Wearing face-masks continues to be obligatory. The Andalucian border and the eight provincial perimeters are now open to travellers. Only larger villages (population over 5.000) with AI(14d) rates over 1.000 will have perimeter closed; a specific court order is required for this.
The restrictions will be progressively reduced in a new system with each municipality within four levels of Alert. Low with AI(14d) less than 50, Medium with AI(14d) less than 150. High with AI(14d) less than 250 cases and Extreme with AI(14d) greater than 250.
Bars/cafés/restaurants can be open until midnight with up to 8 clients at interior tables and 10 on exterior tables. Pubs (bars with music licence) open to 02.00 with same table number restrictions. Discos can open (except in level Extreme towns) and in level Low towns dancing is permitted in the exterior and with face-mask.
At concerts, cinemas, theatres and bullfights in level Low and Medium level towns, empty seats must be kept between groups. In High and Extreme level towns, 1.5m separation must be maintained between groups. The venues will study the rules carefully and consult those already in the weekly updates for the levels of protection measures .
On beaches and at swimming pools there are no general time restrictions. A minimum social distance of 1.5m must be maintained between groups. Town halls may issue special rules as they did in the summer of 2020.
At celebrations a permitted capacity is between 50 and 300 people inside, and 75 to 500 people outside; depending on the level of the town. As restaurants , up to 8 people may be seated at interior tables and 10 on exterior tables.
19-04-2021 Those who are not registered in the Andalucia Health Service, such as those resident with private health insurance, should register to be included in the COVID-19 vaccination programme. You can simply download a PDF application form and take it to your local health centre. If you have a digital signature you can also submit the form online.
If you are already registered with the Andalucia Health Service, you can (with a digital certificate) check your details online to ensure your phone number is up to date. You do so online at ClicSalud+ if you have a digital certificate.
08-04-2021 A new National law came into force on 30-03-2021 requiring the wearing of face-masks for all those 6 yrs and over in all indoor and outdoor public places including streets and open spaces. Exceptions being medical reason, individual sport. The measures were already required in Andalucia. Following push-back from the regions this was modified to deem bathing in sea, lake, river or swimming pool as incompatible with masks. During a 'moment of rest' before and after bathing (or water sports) does not require masks as long as the person is stationary and maintains a minimum 1.5m distance from other persons not in their bubble.
Andalucia has administered 4.337.615 doses since the beginning of the campaign of which 1.458.201 are second or single dose vaccinations. 282.180 doses were included in this weeks Monday/Tuesday delivery (24/25-05-2021). Previous week's were 382.630, 391,130, 593.260, 324.090, 272.710, 260.860, 368.060, 176,250, 117.250, 157.960, 175.430, 178.620 163.300, 133.600 and January's average was 73.000. This week there was a modest 46.700 AstraZenica and Moderna delivered consistently 55.000 again. Pfizer's 150.930 was half their big last week delivery and less than the 250k for last 5 weeks. Janssen was only 29.550. The current rate of administration has decreased slightly to about 58.000 (based on average over last week) per day from a peak of 65.000. At this daily rate, it would take 7 months to vaccinate (two doses) all Andalucia. Delivery substantially increased in second quarter although not until May. Delivery is expected to substantially increase again in third quarter of 2021. Data to 26-05-2021
See graph on the Coronavirus Vaccinations page of weekly delivery and predictions. Data to 25-05-2021.
The number of cases (positive Coronavirus tests) in the last seven days was 7,014 and those with symptoms numbered 1.414. In the last fourteen days positive test were 16.075 and those with symptoms numbered 6.446 giving a Andalucia AI(14d) rate of 190. Cases every day since March 2020 are shown on the graph. There been have been a total of 601.562 positive tests in Andalucia since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, this is about 7% of the population.
The number of tests carried out in the last week was 106.921. The third wave testing peak was 255.313 on 28-01-2021, second wave peak was 158.000 then dropping to a low of 78.000 in early January). The number of tests proving positive is now 8% (It dropped from 20% in November to 8% at Christmas and rose again to 20% last January) Data 03-06-2021
Confirmed cases that required hospital admission in Andalucia in the last seven days number 325. The total admissions for the pandemic is 48.203. Confirmed cases that required intensive care admission in Andalucia in last seven days was 17 the total for the pandemic is 5.455.
The number of Coronavirus patients currently in Andalucia hospitals is 750 (a current low from peak of 4.962 on 31-01-2021) of which 186 are currently in intensive care. (up from low of 243 on 28-03-2021 and down from peak of 724 on 09-02-2021). The second wave peak was 3.478 (10-11-2020) of which 235 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 data up to 03-06-2021.
There have been 29 deaths in Andalucia in last seven days. The total for the pandemic is 10.107.
The number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days per 100,000 populations in Spain is now 118 (the precious low was 128 on 16-03-2021, the third wave peak was 890 on 29-01-2021, the second wave peak was 595). In Andalucia the rate is also now 180 (the recent low was 128 on 24-03-2021, 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.
Andalucia data above was published on 10-2-06-2021. Spain data on 03-06-2021.
There remain only 8 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.