Totana the only municipality in the Region of Murcia that would not go to phase 2 as of Monday due to the epidemiological outbreak registered last week


The President of the Region of Murcia, Fernando López Miras, and the Minister of Health, Manuel Villegas, communicated a few minutes ago to the Mayor of Totana, Juan José Cánovas, that Totana would be the only municipality in the Autonomous Community that will not go to phase 2 as of Monday as a result of the epidemiological outbreak registered last week in this municipality.The first mayor has held a telematic meeting with the heads of the regional Executive, in which the vice president Isabel Franco has also been, in which they have informed him that the regional government will request the Ministry of Health tomorrow to pass to phase 2 for the the whole of the regional territory, with the exception of Totana.The mayor will have an informative meeting with the media starting at 5:00 pm in which he will report on the details of the latest report of the Epidemiology Service prepared by the technicians of the Ministry of Health of Murcia.Of the 11 cases that have started symptoms since May 4, 6 correspond to the Health Area III-Lorca, so that analyzing the cumulative incidence rates in the last 14 days by health area, the regional average is 4, 2 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to Juan José Cánovas.In the health area of ??Lorca, to which Totana belongs, an outbreak has been detected with recent cases in the municipality of Totana, which comprises two basic health areas: Totana Norte and Totana Sur, according to the epidemiological report sent to the Mayor's Office.This outbreak continues to be studied with case isolation and current quarantine follow-up of close contacts.

Based on this, 8 of the 9 health areas show health indicators of adequate evolution of the pandemic.However, in Totana, epidemiological information shows that there is a current outbreak and several active cases, and caution must be exercised in de-escalation measures.In this way, the indicators on monitoring the pandemic in the Region of Murcia support the change from phase 1 to phase 2 in all municipalities except that of Totana, because epidemiological information shows that it is necessary to continue with an exhaustive control of the outbreak and active cases.Therefore, it is recommended to continue at least in phase 1 one more week and in light of the evolution of the aforementioned outbreak, make the recommendation to move to phase 2 with greater epidemiological guarantees in the future, according to the report transferred to the mayor.

Totana the only municipality in the Region of Murcia that would not go to phase 2 as of Monday due to the epidemiological outbreak registered last week, Foto 1

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