The number of new coronavirus cases continues to slow in Malaga province as the number of patients leaving hospital increases, according to the latest update from the Junta de Andalucía regional government on Friday.
Some 2,127 are now confirmed to have tested positive for Covid-19, with a daily increase of 53 - the smallest in recent days. On Thursday, the numbers increased by 68; the day before the figure grew by 73.
Similarly, the number of related deaths is also slowing, with seven more confirmed on Friday, a figure equal to that of the previous day, and far below that of Wednesday (15). In Malaga province, 154 people have now died after testing positive for coronavirus.
However, the best news comes from the numbers of those who have managed to overcome the virus. By Friday, 451 had recovered, 96 more than on Thursday. This is the largest increase so far this Easter Week. In barely 48 hours 133 patients have been discharged.
This is especially positive in respect to the strain on the local hospitals. At present 1,182 remain in hospital, of whom 123 are in intensive care units.
Across Andalucía as a whole, the Regional Ministry of Health and Families has reported 249 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total up to 9,510. Of these, 1,753 are in hospital, 389 of whom are in ICU. According to the Junta, these figures represent "a significant decrease in the number of hospitalisations and admissions to Intensive Care Units".
In comparison with the rest of the provinces, Malaga has gone from having the majority of cases to only 22.4 per cent, though it still has the greatest number of positive results, closely followed by Seville.
Malaga province has also accounted for 22.3 per cent of the 691 registered coronavirus-related deaths throughout Andalucía.
It also has the highest number of people cured of the disease - 31.4 per cent of the total.