The epidemic indicators of the coronavirus improve in Catalonia today Thursday with 2,501 cases of Covid-19 and 50 deaths.
11.25. ILLA INFORMS TORRENT THAT HE WILL NOT APPEAR IN THE RESIDENCY COMMITTEE
The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has sent a letter to the President of the Parliament, Roger Torrent , to inform him that he will not appear next Monday in the commission of inquiry on the management of residences for the elderly.
The Parliament had demanded that the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, Vice President Pablo Iglesias and Minister Illa appear in this commission on the 23rd by videoconference to address the management of residences during the coronavirus crisis .
11.22. 1,492 CONFINED SCHOOL GROUPS AND THREE CENTERS CLOSED BY COVID-19
Catalan schools recorded 1,492 stable confined groups this Thursday – 2.07% of the total – and three centers closed due to outbreaks of coronavirus , as reported by the Ministry of Education of the Generalitat.
The three closed centers are the Escola Bressol Municipal de Llívia de Lleida , the Escola del Montgoi ZER Poblet de Vilaverd (Tarragona) and the Escola de Salàs del Pallars-ZER Pallàs ( Lleida ): they represent 0.06% of the total centers of Catalonia .
There are a total of 35,466 people who belong to the educational community in quarantine : 33,805 students, 1,605 internal teachers and staff, and 56 external workers.
As for positives since the beginning of the course, there are 27,603 –390 more than those recorded on Wednesday -: 24,836 from students, 2,514 from teachers and internal staff, and 253 from external staff.
10.53. CATALONIA ADDS 2,501 INFECTIONS AND 50 DEATHS FROM CORONAVIRUS
The epidemic indicators of the coronavirus continue to improve in Catalonia, although it has still added 2,501 new cases in the last 24 hours, in which another 50 deaths from covid-19 have been reported, while the number of patients hospitalized for this disease has decreased by more than a hundred .
According to epidemiological data updated this Thursday by the Department of Health, the speed of spread of the virus (Rt) remains stagnant in its decline for the third day and remains at 0.76, the same as the two previous days, while the number of 2,300 hospitalized , a total of 102 less than the day before, of which 553 are seriously ill in the ICU (21 less than on Wednesday).
The risk of a re-outbreak of the coronavirus (EPG), the potential growth index of the epidemic, continues to decline, although at a slower pace and has stood at 381 points -nine less than the day before-, a risk similar to that of the 9 of October and far from the maximum of 1,046 points that it reached on October 23, although this indicator still indicates an extreme danger since from 100 it is considered a high risk.
10.00. THE PROCICAT TODAY APPROVES THE MEASURES OF THE DE-ESCALATION PLAN IN CATALONIA
The technical committee of the Plan Emergency Civil Protection of Catalonia ( Procicat ) adopted today, Thursday, November 19, the conditions under which next Monday 23 to reopen bars, restaurants, theaters, cinemas, auditoriums and sports facilities to the outdoors in the first section of the de-escalation of this second wave of the pandemic.
9.50. CATALONIA PARALYZES THE DISTRIBUTION OF AID TO CULTURAL PROFESSIONALS
The Department of Labor of the Generalitat of Catalonia has decided this Wednesday to paralyze the distribution of aid for the culture sector, which had to begin to be granted this Thursday morning, to avoid problems such as those that were experienced last week with benefits for the self-employed.
This is a package of aid of 8.4 million euros that the Government approved a couple of weeks ago for cultural professionals, to compensate for the losses due to the cancellation of events and shows due to covid-19 , as well as support operating expenses.
The forecast was that those affected could request this direct benefit of 750 euros as of tomorrow, but in the end it will not be like that, since the council led by Chakir el Homrani has stopped these aid “to rethink them until they find a new concession mechanism .