Bizkaia, Álava and Gipuzkoa, December 13, 2021



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They are Arrasate, Azpeitia, Bergara, Deba, Eibar, Eskoriatza, Lazkao and Villabona. In Salvatierra (Álava), the incidence has decreased but they continue to have an incidence that is close to 2,500 cases.

(NOTE: The coronavirus semaphore will be updated, from now on, on Mondays and Thursdays, with the publication of the Health Department bulletin)

The incidence continues to rise in the Basque Autonomous Community (BAC), according to the latest list of the colored traffic light prepared by the Department of Health of the Basque Government, which is used to classify municipalities based on the severity of the incidence of covid-19 in the BAC. Bizkaia continues to have the lowest incidence rate with 600 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Álava, which exceeds 900 cases and Gipuzkoa with 1400 cases.

Of the total of 251 localities in the CAV are 227 the municipalities, so much big as small, with a rate higher than 150 cases (7 more than on Thursday). In Gipuzkoa, there are also eight large towns with an incidence of over 2000 cases.

Álava continues in red territory and and the incidence is close to 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (978 cases), as in Vitoria-Gasteiz (973 cases) and Amurrio (929). 3 more localities have been added to the list of municipalities with high transmission, and there are already a total 44.

Salvatierra its incidence has lowered from 2,870 cases to 2,465. Among the small municipalities, it stands out Asparrena, with an incidence rate of 4393 cases. Yesterday 9 new positives were registered.

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In Bizkaia the incidence has risen, from 488 to 601 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and without new incorporations, there are a total of 98 locations in the Red zone.

In Bilbao yesterday 171 new positives were registered and the incidence is 513 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (on Thursday it was 376). Ermua and Ondarroa They continue to be the localities with the highest incidence, since both exceed 1,500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Gipuzkoa It continues to be the territory most affected, and now exceeds 1,400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. All towns with more than 5000 inhabitants follow in the critical zone.

In addition, 8 towns with more than 5000 inhabitants exceed the threshold of 200 cases of incidence: Arrasate (2803), Azpeitia (2897), Bergara (2267), Deba (2218), Eibar (2041), Eskoriatza (3022), Lazkao (2077) and Villabona (2112).

The covid-19 semaphore is an adaptation of the color map approved by the European Union (EU) and which includes the cumulative incidence rate in the last 14 days.

Follow the recommendationss in the face of coronavirus from the health authorities. If you live in the CAV and have symptoms, call your usual health center. The Health Council will also attend to people on the phone 900 20 30 50, offering information and solving doubts about the coronavirus. If you live in Navarra, call the Health Council telephone number: 948 290 290. Remember that the most effective way to prevent the spread of covid-19 is to use a mask, ventilate spaces, keep a safe distance, and wash hands.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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