Coronavirus in Costa del Sol and Andalucia
Page and section last updated Friday 18-09-2020 at 19.30 hrs.
The number of positive Coronavirus tests in last week in Andalucia was 5.408, those with symptoms numbered 849. Cases every day since March are shown the graph. There been have been a total of 52.519 positive tests in Andalucia since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Confirmed cases that required hospital admission in Andalucia in the last week number 413, the total admissions for the pandemic is 8.637. Confirmed cases that required intensive care admission in Andalucia in last week was 28, the total for the pandemic is 968.
There have been 63 deaths in Andalucia in last week. The total for the pandemic is 1,678.
The number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days per 100,000 populations in Spain has now risen to 267. Madrid has risen to 682 and parts of the north east are above 350. Catalunia has dropped to 160. See graph of cases per region on our Confirmed Cases page.
Andalucia data above was published on 18-09-2020.
Costa del Sol (health district) has recorded 448 cases in the last week and a total of 4.215 positive tests since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Confirmed cases that required hospital admission in Costa del Sol (health district) in the last week number 29, the total admissions for the pandemic is 497. Confirmed cases that required intensive care admission in Costa del Sol in last week was 0, the total for the pandemic is 48.
Costa del Sol (health district) has recorded 58 deaths, 7 in the last week.
Tarifa has recorded 17 cases in the last week, those with symptoms numbered 1. There have been 144 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Tarifa has recorded 6 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Manilva (inc Sabinillas & Puerto Duquesa) has recorded 9 cases in the last week, those with symptoms numbered 1. There have been 20 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Manilva has recorded 0 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Estepona has recorded 50 cases in the last week, those with symptoms numbered 1 There have been 453 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Estepona has recorded 5 deaths since the start of the pandemic, 1 in the last 14 days.
Marbella has recorded 163 cases in the last week, those with symptoms numbered 22. There have been 1,816 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Marbella has recorded 19 deaths since the start of the pandemic, 2 in the last 7 days.
Mijas has recorded 50 cases in the last week, those with symptoms numbered 5. There have been 335 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Mijas has recorded 5 deaths since the start of the pandemic, 1 in the last 14 days.
Fuengirola has recorded 41 cases in the last week, those with symptoms numbered 6. There have been 334 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Fuengirola has recorded 3 deaths since the start of the pandemic, 0 in the last 14 days.
Benalmadena has recorded 39 cases in the last week, those with symptoms numbered 4. There have been 418 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Benalmadena has recorded 12 deaths since the start of the pandemic, 1 in the last 14 days.
Torremolinos has recorded 75 cases in the last week, those with symptoms numbered 6. There have been 486 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Torremolinos has recorded 8 deaths since the start of the pandemic, none in the last 14 days.
Costa del Sol and Municipal data above published 11-09-2020. Andalucia publishes Confirmed Cases, Deaths for the 33 primary Health Districts and Municipalities. This info source can be seen here.
There are still about 100 municipalities in Andalucia (out of 785) whose residents have not recorded a single case. They are mostly small inland villages. The following municipalities in two rural areas of Malaga province have not recorded any cases:
In Serrania de Ronda; Jubrique, Júzcar, Pujerra, Faraján, Cartajima, Alpandeire, Benadalid, Atajate, Jimera de Libar, Benaoján, and in La Axarquia; Totalan, Macharaviaya, Iznate, Comares, Canillas de Aceituno, Sedella, Canillas de Albaida.
The following municipalities in Cádiz province have not recorded any cases: Torre Alháquime.
The following municipalities in Almeria province have not recorded any cases:
Alboloduy, Alicún, Ohanes, Santa Cruz de Marchena, Rioja, Santa Fe de Mondújar, Nacimiento, Olula de Castro, Benizalón, Lucainena de las Torres, Alcudia de Monteagud, Benitagla, Senés, Tahal, Turrillas, Velefique, Cóbdar, Chercos, Laroya, Somontín, Suflí, Alcóntar, Bacares, Bayarque, Bayárcal, Paterna del Río.
The following municipalities in Huelva province have not recorded any cases:
Alájar, Castaño del Robledo, Cortelazor, Galaroza, Linares de la Sierra, Los Marines, Puerto Moral, Santa Ana la Real, El Cerro de Andévalo, La Zarza-Perrunal, La Nava, Cañaveral de León, Cumbres de Enmedio, Encinasola, Hinojales, Berrocal, La Granada de Río-Tinto, Sanlúcar de Guadiana.
The following municipalities in Jaén province have not recorded any cases:
Santiago de Calatrava, Campillo de Arenas, Noalejo, Aldeaquemada, Carboneros, Santa Elena, Benatae, Génave, Hornos, Torres de Albánchez, Villarrodrigo, Hinojares.
01-09-2020 All beaches in Andalucia are closed from 22.00 to 07.00 except singles activities such as fishing (with a valid fishing license).
20-08-2020 Marbella and Nerja council has now announced that it is closing the beaches in the evening until further notice. Sunbathers have until 22.00 (Marbella) or 24.00 (Nerja) to leave the beach.
16-08-2020 In Andalucia it is not permitted to smoke in the street or other public place when you CAN NOT ensure a minimum distance of 2 metros from others. Restaurants must have a max of 75% capacity, diners may be at tables of max ten persons which must be separated by 1.5m from other groups. All establishments must close at 01.00 and the last admittance is 00.00. Nightclubs are not open.
Drinking in the street, except at café or restaurant terrace, is not permitted now anywhere in Spain. This measure is to prevent the ‘bottellon’, where (mainly) young people hold impromptu street (or car park or beach) parties consuming less expensive supermarket or petrol station purchased drinks. The sale of alcoholic drink has not been permitted after 22.00 hrs (and before 08.00) in Andalucia since June 2002.
There are now more Coronavirus cases among young people and a lower death rate. More cases are now being tested than in the earlier stages of the pandemic and consequently more are testing positive although three quarters are asymptomatic. Symptomatic cases are now less serious, partly because the average age has fallen from 60 to 40, and because the health service is now more experienced and less overwhelmed. The statistics are currently heading in the wrong direction. See the difference on the graph of cases and hospitalisation per per day in Andalucia since the last March below. page.
01-08-2020 Rules by Andalucia regional government for bars and restaurants. Max 40 people allowed indoors. Max 12 people allowed at a time on one table. Facemasks use is mandatory (except when eating and drinking. Only table service, no bar service. One person from each table needs to provide contact details; name, surname, mobile phone number.
28-07-2020 Pedro Sánchez said tourists in most Spanish regions would be safer from coronavirus than in the UK, and he was hoping Britain would rethink its move. The UK government said it has no plans to change its decision to reintroduce the quarantine measures - with Boris Johnson's official spokesman warning that "no travel is risk-free during this pandemic". Source BBC News
27-07-2020 The UK foreign office travel advisory 'against all non essential travel' which had initially only applied to mainland Spain was inexplicably modified to include all Spain.
Spain’s minister for Tourism, Reyes Maroto has assured the travel industry that the government will ask the 17 regions which, based on their epidemiological data, should be included in the ‘air corridors’ and take this proposal forward to the British government.
26-07-2020 New coronavirus quarantine rules have came into force in the UK on Sunday, requiring travellers arriving from Spain to self-isolate for 14 days.
On Sunday the Spanish foreign minister stated that they were in discussions with the UK to request travel corridor exemption for the Islands. Naturally the presidents of the regions of Andalucia and Valencia complained that they were not included in this initiative.
25-07-2020 One month after the end of the lockdown, Spain is recording an increase in cases particularly in Aragon where the number of cases in the last 14 day per 100.00 population is 287, Catalonia is 111 and Navara is 110. The south and the islands record much lower cases; Andalucia 11, Baleares 8 and Canarias 6. See updated chart of Cases by Spanish region. The figure for the UK overall is 15.
15-07-2020 Masks are now be obligatory in all open and closed spaces in Andalucia, except in family units. This means masks are worn walking about and entering a restaurant and bars but not whilst eating or drinking. Similarly masks are to be worn walking on the beach or poolside, but not swimming not seated 'under the umbrella' in a family unit. The regional minister clarified the definition of family unit as 'those whom you normally spend time with'. Fines will be issued to those who do not wear mask or do not wear them properly.
11-07-2020 Juanma Moreno, the President of the Junta de Andalucia announced in Ceuta that on Monday he would propose to the Technical-Medical committee that the wearing of face masks in public should be made obligatory. This follows similar rules in Catalonia and Extremadura Regions. At present the wearing of masks is only compulsory if a social distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained.
10-07-2020 British government from today relaxed quarantine restrictions on a list of countries and territories including Spain. Those arriving into England & Wales and Northern Ireland will NOT have to self isolate for 14 days. This exemption also applies to Spanish Nationals and foreign residents who wish to visit or return to England. Lists for Scotland are still to be published.
Spain relaxed its quarantine restriction to travellers from Britain and other EU countries on 14-06-20. However all arrivals, regardless of Nationality or departure country, are required to complete a 'Spain Travel Health' form online and print the QR code and show it to immigration control. If you don't have the online form you will be required to complete a form at the control.