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Fourteen Covid-19 outbreaks being monitored in Malaga and Costa del Sol

Shoppers in masks in Malaga city.
Shoppers in masks in Malaga city. / ÑITO SALAS
  • There were 11 people with Covid-19 in the province’s hospitals on Monday, one of them in intensive care

The number of localised outbreaks of Covid-19 in Malaga province continues to rise, according to latest data from the regional Health ministry.

In Sunday's daily round-up, two new outbreaks, with a total of ten positive PCR tests, took the number of "active" outbreaks up to 14. Both new outbreaks are in the Costa del Sol health district.

No new outbreaks were reported on Monday.

Of the 14 outbreak in the province, two (one in the Malaga district and another in the Antequera area) are considered to be controlled and the contact tracing and testing phase has concluded.

The remaining 12 outbreaks are all at the investigation stage, with contacts still be traced and monitored, so the number of cases could increase further.

Nine of these local outbreaks are in the Costa del Sol health district and three in Malaga.

In total these clusters of infection account for 132 cases, of which 40 correspond to the outbreaks in the control phase.

Many of the positive tests have been discovered as a result of the contact tracing and testing operation that gets under way once an outbreak has been declared.

There were eleven people with Covid-19 in the province’s hospitals on Sunday, one of them in intensive care.

With an extra 50 positive case reported on Sunday, the total number of Covid-19 diagonoses via PCR lab tests was 3,438.

Andalucía

In Andalucía on Sunday there were 71 localised coronavirus outbreaks still being monitored. Sixty people were in hospital with Covid-19 on Sunday, eight of them in intensive care.