Saturday's coronavirus update from the Junta de Andalucía brought mixed news for Malaga province. On the one hand, the number of new cases fell, compared to the day before, but the number of Covid-19-related deaths showed a daily increase.
Just 16 newly diagnosed cases were reported on Saturday, compared to the 53 reported on Friday.
By contrast, however, the number of deaths went up, from seven to 16. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 173 people have now lost their lives in Malaga province after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
The good news, without a doubt, is the growth in the number of people being given the all-clear. The trend is continuing, with 523 people now having recovered, compared to 451 on Friday. This comes as a welcome relief to the province's hospitals.
The total number of people who have required hospitalisation in the province of Malaga is 1,199, of whom 137 have had to be referred to intensive care (ICU).
Across the region, Malaga remains the province most affected by coronavirus (2,143 positive cases). It is followed by Seville (1,947), Granada (1,725), Cordoba (1,136), Jaén (1,097), Cadiz (943), Almeria (403) and Huelva (318).
The total number of infections in Andalucía is 9,712, while the number of deaths has risen to 737. The number of cases requiring hospitalisation is 4,808 and those requiring ICU admission is 602.