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Coronavirus cases rise to 484 in Malaga province with 23 deaths

Ambulances outside Malaga's Hospital Regional.
Ambulances outside Malaga's Hospital Regional. / ÑITO SALAS
  • Figures for Spain reach 28,000 cases, with 1,720 deaths, 394 in 24 hours

The number of cases of coronavirus in the province of Malaga has increased to 484, a week into the state of alarm restrictions across Spain. The figure announced by the regional Health authority on Saturday morning is up 60 on the previous day's total.

The number of deaths in the province is at 23, according to Saturday's official figures, three more in the last 24 hours.

It is thought that cases could reach 500 before the end of Saturday.

Andalucía

Malaga is the province with the most cases in Andalucía, where the total is 1,515, with 43 coronavirus related deaths.

The Andalusian Health authority has said that it is preparing healthcare resources to be able to cope with up to 15,000 cases in the region.

All the major hotel chains have offered their rooms and facilities to the health service, in the case of hospital wards overflowing.

Spain

In Spain the pandemic figures have increased dramatically with the number of cases at 28,572 on Sunday morning, more than 3,500 new patients in 24 hours.

The number of deaths in the country reached 1,720 according to figures announced on Sunday morning, with 394 more in 24 hours.

The government expects figures to continue to rise, stating that the peak that would signal the start of a decline in the pandemic is still far off.

Any signs of containment, showing that the isolation of the population is taking effect, are not expected for another week at best, said experts from the Ministry of Health.