Bizkaia, Álava and Gipuzkoa, November 29, 2021


Coronavirus stoplight


In the CAV there are a total of 177 localities in the red zone: 24 in Álava, 62 in Bizkaia and 71 in Gipuzkoa.

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

The epidemiological situation is intensifying 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 serves to classify municipalities based on the severity of the incidence of covid- 19 in the CAV. Thus, in total they are 177 the municipalities, so much big as small, with a rate higher than 150 cases, 25 more than on Thursday.

Gipuzkoa worries, which has exceeded the threshold of 800 cases. In Álava, there are 24 localities in red, in Bizkaia 62 and in Gipuzkoa 71. In all of them they will have to decide whether to continue with those activities in which preventive health measures cannot be maintained, or to suspend them.

Álava continues in red territory and the incidence increases notably, with 370 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Four more localities have been added to the list of municipalities with high transmission, among them Llodio and Amurrio, and there are already 24 in total.

Of particular concern is the situation of Salvatierra, with 1,756 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The incidence has also increased in Vitoria-Gasteiz (375 cases per 100,000 inhabitants).

The incidence of the virus continues to rise also in Bizkaia, with 370 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It should be noted that today there are 17 more towns in the red zone, 79 total. The incidence in Elorrio and Ermua it has exceeded the threshold of 1000 cases.

However, the most populated localities of the Marquen Izquierda, Barakaldo or Santurtzi, remain in the orange zone, with the exception of Portugalete (379 cases per 100,000 inhabitants).

Gipuzkoa continues to be the most affected territory, with 807 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and remains in the red zone, along with 74 locations more, that is, three more than last week.

Eibar, Hernani, Legazpi, Tolosa or Usurbil exceed the threshold of 1000 cases per 100 000 inhabitants, and stand out Andoain (1694), Azpeitia (2181) Zumarraga (1730) and Urretxu (1640), over 1,500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The covid-19 traffic light 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 the 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 phone 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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