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Malaga's daily death figure rises, but recoveries still outnumber new cases

Malaga's daily death figure rises, but recoveries still outnumber new cases
/ SALVADOR SALAS
  • Four coronavirus-related fatalities were confirmed on Saturday in the province, taking the total up to 278

  • The death figure in Spain was at its lowest in two months, with just 102 reported

Four new coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed in the official figures for Malaga province released on Saturday, the worst figure so far this week, after several days with none or just one fatality reported. Three more people have been admitted to hospital with Covid-19, but none in intensive care.

The total coronavirus death tally in Malaga is now 278.

Also on Saturday eight new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed (by PCR tests), much lower than the 53 patients who were officially given the all-clear in the 24 hours from Friday to Saturday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic the number of confirmed cases of infection in Malaga province is 2,754. Of them 2,214 have recovered, according to the official statistics.

There are currently 56 people in hospital with Covid-19, seven of them in intensive care.

Across all eight provinces of Andalucía, 282 patients are in hospital, 69 in intensive care.

Spain

The official figures reported on Saturday for Spain show 102 new coronavirus-related deaths, the lowest number in two months.

New cases diagosed (by PCR tests) in Spain numbered 539 on Saturday, ten fewer than the previous day, but more than the 479 reported on Thursday.

Government experts said that the small increase in cases was not an indication of a new outbreak.

"Specific investigations are being done in regions where there has been an increase in cases, but so far we have not detected a worrying outbreak," said Fernando Simón, the director the Health Emergency Centre, on Friday.

In Spain the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is now at 230,698, with 27,563 deaths and 146,446 recoveries.