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The mayor announces that the Government of Murcia will propose to the Ministry of Health that the Region go to phase 2, with the exception of Totana when accounting for 6 of the last 11 cases by COVID-19 (19/05/2020)

| The Autonomous Community will ask the Ministry that the municipality of Totana, where a regrowth of the coronavirus linked to field workers was detected, remains in phase 1 while the rest of the Region advances to 2 | The regional executive is going to request the central government that all the municipalities pass to phase 2 of the de-escalation towards the new normality next Monday, with the exception of Totana, which would continue for a further week in phase 1, after this town Last week, a regrowth of COVID-19 would be registered every time five farm workers tested positive for the health services, the mayor, Juan José Cánovas, reported today in an appearance in the plenary hall this late.This situation generated, as Juan José Cánovas has publicly explained, a risk focus that affected about 50 people who had had contact with those affected, of which eleven were transferred last Friday to the International Development Center for Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in Lorca to pass quarantine.The mayor has said, at a press conference, that López Miras' announcement has not surprised him, because "in the last days of the 11 cases detected in the Region, six are from the municipality." The first mayor has stressed that the most important thing now is the health of citizens.

Thus, Totana would be the only municipality that is left out of López Miras' proposal, at the expense of the evolution of the detected cases.The rest, as the Community has pointed out in a press release, would be in a position to go to phase 2, according to health reports and the Epidemiology Service.

The Ministry of Health will be the one that, after evaluating these reports, will decide, where appropriate, to move the Region to phase 2.The President of the Region of Murcia, Fernando López Miras, and the Minister of Health, Manuel Villegas, have communicated to the Mayor that this municipality would be the only one in the Autonomous Community that will not go to phase 2 as of Monday following the epidemiological outbreak.

registered last week.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.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, as explained by the first mayor of Totanero.In the health area III of Lorca, to which Totana belongs, an outbreak has been detected with recent cases in the municipality of Totana that 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.Thus, 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.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana /

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