Murcia lifts the perimeter closure in 43 towns and allows bars to be opened



The Government of Murcia has raised this Monday the perimeter closure of 43 of its 45 municipalities due to the reduction in the incidence of coronavirus in the region, where the hospital pressure goes from phase 2 to 1 (less than 400 admissions), and will allow open from next Wednesday the interior of bars and restaurants.

At a press conference after the Covid Monitoring Committee meeting, the regional president, Fernando López Miras, detailed that due to its extreme incidence sOnly Los Alcázares and Torre Pacheco will remain confined for another week, although they will be able to open the terraces of bars and restaurants once this phase 1 has been reached.

The region will also be so until next January 6, Three Kings Day, from which you can only enter or leave for justified reasons or for Christmas family reunions. The curfew is maintained from 23:00 to 6:00 and the maximum for social gatherings is six people, except for the exceptions agreed for Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s.

Of the data from the last day, in which few PCR and antigen tests have been performed, 683, which leave a 3.36% positivity rate, three deaths stand out (two men aged 85 and 74 years and a woman aged 89 in Cartagena, Murcia and Torre Pacheco, respectively) and the reduction in 5 people in the number of admitted to hospitals to 272, one hundred less than a week ago.

The 23 new cases detected, canceled by the 354 cures, show a net balance of 334 fewer active cases, bringing the total to 3,472, as at the end of August.

The cumulative incidence in the last 14 days has increased from 202.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on Friday, the last known data, to 183,7, and that of the last week, from 84.4 to 81.2, which has led López Miras to recapitulate that this rate has dropped by 75% in the last three and that of positivity, from peaks of 17% to 10% current, as in July, while every week there are higher than infections.

«After an unacceptable number of deaths, there were no excuses or lukewarmness and measures were taken that implied a great sacrifice and a great setback for the economy, but the priority was to save lives, although they have paid off and today we have incidence rates, infections and the lowest deaths in the entire peninsula, and in all of Spain after the Canary Islands ”, he said.

The Minister of Health, Manuel Villegas, has confirmed that Murcia has been the region that has lowered them the most and the fastest.

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