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No coronavirus fatalities reported in Malaga province so far this week

There are now much fewer cases locally.
There are now much fewer cases locally. / Migue Fernández
  • There are 97 per cent fewer people in the region's hospitals with the illness than at the peak of the crisis on 30 March

Up to Thursday, no new fatality through Covid-19 had been reported this week in Malaga province, including the Costa del Sol, and five new cases had been reported in the previous 24 hours.

There were only 94 coronavirus patients still in hospital on Thursday in the whole Andalusian region, of whom 30 were in intensive care.

The data was published as usual by the regional Health ministry amid hopes that all the region can move into Phase Three in the coming days.

Those 94 people in hospital is equivalent to 97 per cent fewer than 30 March, the peak of the pandemic in southern Spain, when there were 2,708 in hospital.

In hospitals in Malaga province there were 17 still inside, with four in intensive care, this week.

Nationally, there were 195 positive tests for Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours on Thursday, compared to 219 on Wednesday. In the last week nationally 166 have still needed inpatient hospital treatment, of whom 11 were in intensive care.

Amid ongoing confusion over the number of deaths reported nationally compared to each region, the national ministry of Health said it was counting 56 deaths across Spain in the last week, bringing its current total to 27,133.