Coronavirus in Andalucía: Hospital bed occupancy continues to fall slightly

A patient with Covid-19 on a hospital ward. File photograph.
A patient with Covid-19 on a hospital ward. File photograph. / EFE
  • The incidence of the virus has risen slightly in the region - but remains below the national average

The occupancy of hospital beds across Andalucía continues to fall compared to data published two days ago, according to the regional government.

Conventional beds are 5.98 per cent occupied and intensive care unit beds are at 13.84 per cent, according to figures published on Friday by the Junta de Andalucía.

Two days ago, occupancy was 6.9 per cent for conventional beds and 14.3 per cent for ICUs.

At the beginning of the month, the hospital bed occupancy across Andalucia was 12.51 per cent in conventional beds and 24.05 per cent in ICU beds.

The Andalusian public health service has 12,287 conventional beds and 1,169 intensive care beds across the whole of the region according to their Ministry of Health and Families.

Across Spain, the occupancy of conventional beds on Friday was 8.80 per cent and those in ICUs was 19.98 per cent, according to the same data.

Regarding the incidence of the virus, it has risen slightly from 149.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on Thursday to 149.92 on Friday, while two days ago it was 138.7 cases.

The current incidence places Andalucía below the Spanish average, estimated at 262.79 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and as the fourth region with fewer cases after Murcia, Asturias and the Canary Islands.