April 16, 2021

Madrid extends mobility restrictions to four other health areas due to the increase in cases



The Community of Madrid has decided to maintain restrictions in the six basic health areas basic health areas that already had limited mobility and has expanded them to another four new areas as of Monday that are already in a cumulative incidence of more than 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days.

These are, in the city of Madrid, the basic area of ​​Aravaca, in the district of Moncloa-Aravaca and that of General Moscardó, in the district of Tetuán; as well as in the municipality of San Sebastián de los Reyes, the basic areas of Reyes Católicos and Quinto Centenario.

These four new basic health zones are added to the other six that already had restrictions: La Moraleja, in the Alcobendas municipality; Andrés Mellado, in Chamberí, and de Sanchinarro, in Hortaleza, both in the municipality of Madrid; the basic areas of Felipe II and Mayor Bartolome González, in Móstoles; and that of Getafe Norte, in the municipality of Getafe.

The General Directorate of Public Health limits mobility in these new areas for 14 calendar days, from 00:00 on Monday, December 28 to 00:00 on Monday, January 11, as reported by the general director of Public Health, Elena Andradas. Likewise, the Ministry of Health continues with mobility restrictions, for seven more days, that is, until 00:00 on Monday, January 4, in the basic health area of ​​La Moraleja, in the town of Alcobendas.

In the ten sanitary areas with restrictions as of Monday, it is only possible to enter and exit for justified reasons, and citizens can move on public roads within the perimeters of the affected area. For December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1 and 6, there will be no restriction on entry and exit mobility in these areas.

The capacity in places of worship is set at a maximum of one third. During the wakes, a maximum of 15 people may congregate in open-air spaces and ten in the case of closed spaces. The capacity and hours of activity are maintained as in the rest of the region, as a general rule at 50%.

Accumulated incidence already stands at 333 cases

The Community of Madrid has registered in the last week a cumulative incidence in fourteen days of 333 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. “At this moment we are in the plateau phase. The accumulated incidence is 333 cases, when the maximum peak reached in the second wave (between September 14 and 20) was 813”, has defended the Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz-Escudero at the press conference.

The number of admitted is 1,729, of which 1,433 are in the ward and 296 in the ICU. In this parameter, the decrease is 58.7% compared to the maximum peak in September of the second wave. “I would not speak so much about the third wave, but rather that the cases continue with a slight increase. We are above all in a phase of stability,” Escudero assured.

The data for the last week show an increase to 10,972 cases of contagion, when the previous week they were 8,338. However, as pointed out by the Minister of Health, that figure of almost 11,000 cases is 62.7% lower than that registered at the maximum peak of the second wave.

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