While the number of deaths with coronavirus reached similar high levels to the peak of the first wave this week, the number of new cases detected was steadily falling across Spain.
On Tuesday, 537 deaths in the previous 24 hours were reported nationally, the highest number so far on this second wave, although the figure had declined to 369 in Wednesday's data.
Nationally on Wednesday this week there were 340 new cases recorded per 100,000 in the previous 14 days, down from 452 a week earlier.
While Andalucía opted to maintain its restrictions longer into December, some regions were easing certain ones. Catalonia relaxed its full closure of bars and restaurants this week.
In Andalucía, there were 2,551 still in hospital with Covid-19 on Thursday this week (26 November), down from 3,162 a week earlier. The average contagion rate per 100,000 in the previous 14 days in Andalucía was 382.9.
In Malaga province, including the Costa del Sol, there were six deaths on Thursday, down from 20 on Wednesday.
There were 345 in the province's hospital, nine fewer than Wednesday, of whom 46 were in intensive care (four fewer than Wednesday). In Malaga province the average new case rate per 100,000 in the last 14 days was 238 on Thursday (down from 308 a week ago).