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Seven new Covid-19 outbreaks detected on western Costa del Sol

Seven new Covid-19 outbreaks detected on western Costa del Sol
/ S. SALAS
  • The Marbella area is the worst affected with more new cases of the virus than anywhere else in the province reported this week

Seven new local outbreaks of Covid-19 were reported on Friday in the daily figures released by the regional health authority. There were 29 positive cases within these new clusters, all located in the Costa del Sol health district, currently the part of the province of Malaga with the highest concentration of cases.

These take the number of active local outbreaks in the province of Malaga up to 28, 24 of them in the Costa del Sol health district which stretches from Torremolinos to Manilva. Nearly all of the active clusters are currently at the investigation stage as health authority workers trace the infected patients' recent contacts and carry out PCR tests..

Just one of the 24 outbreaks on the Costa del Sol is now considered to be under control, having concluded the contact tracing and testing process.

In the last week 245 new positive PCR Covid-19 tests have been recorded in the Costa del Sol district. Of them 154 were in Marbella, 23 in Fuengirola, 21 in Estepona and nine in Benalmádena, to list just a few Costa resorts. There were 75 positive cases reported over the last week in Malaga city.

Eighty-five new cases around the province of Malaga were reported on Friday, taking the total confirmed by PCR lab tests since the start of the pandemic up to 3,697.

Fifteen patients with Covid-19 are currently in hospital in Malaga province (two more than on Thursday), one of them in intensive care.

Andalucía

The new cases registered in Andalucía as a whole were 309 on Friday, confirming the sharp upward trend in contagion in the region.

The number of hospitalised patients in Andalucía is now at 100, with 17 in intensive care.

On Friday there were 96 active local outbreaks in Andalucía, 14 new ones detected in the previous 24 hours.