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Malaga province has 520 coronavirus cases but rise has slowed down in last few days

Drive-through tests in Malaga.
Drive-through tests in Malaga. / SUR
  • Official figures showed an increase of 15 cases of infection in Malaga on Monday. Drive-through testing for key workers has begun in Malaga

The province of Malaga still has the most cases of coronavirus patients in Andalucía however the rate of growth has slowed slightly in the last few days.

According to figures released on Monday afternoon by the regional Health authority, confirmed cases of infection had reached 520, 15 more in 24 hours. This figure is down on the21, 60 and 63 new cases registered on the previous two days respectively.

One new death in the province was reported on Sunday, a 65-year-old man, taking the official total up to 21. However SUR learned of three more deaths on Sunday, taking the total to at least 24.

No further deaths were reported in Malaga on Monday.

Of the 520 patients in Malaga province, according to the official figures, 192 are in hospital and 307 are being monitored at home.

In the region of Andalucía there are 1,961 cases, according to the most recent figures, and 11 deaths.

Drive-through testing

On Sunday the Junta de Andalucía began drive-through Covid-19 tests for health workers, care home employees, members of the security forces and other key workers.

These are available in Malaga, Almeria, Cadiz (Campo de Gibraltar and Jerez), Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, and Seville (city, Aljarafe and Osuna) by prior appointment only.

These tests provide a result 24 to 48 hours. Appointments can be made through employers.

Meanwhile the Madrid government has promised that rapid testing kits that give a result in 15 minutes will be made available over the next few days.