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Andalucía registers a record number of new coronavirus infections since the pandemic began

The are 625 more people hospitalised than a week ago. File photograph.
The are 625 more people hospitalised than a week ago. File photograph. / ÑITO SALAS
  • The region has seen almost 7,000 positive tests with the provinces of Malaga, Seville and Cadiz each adding more than a thousand new positive results

Andalucía has registered a record number of positive Covid-19 coronavirus infections since the pandemic began with 6,882 cases this Wednesday, much higher than the 2,508 infections the day before, according to official data.

The previous highest number of positive cases recorded in a day was the 5,622 on 31 October 2020.

Another 35 deaths have been reported, three less than on Tuesday and 17 more than seven days ago.

The region’s incidence rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days has risen to 360.2, a figure that is 45.9 points higher than that of 314.3 on Tuesday.

Malaga again leads the infections with 1,417, followed by Seville with 1,354 and Cadiz with 1,270. Below one thousand new cases are the rest of the provinces with: 606 in Jaén, 603 in Granada, 583 in Cordoba, 552 in Almería and 497 in Huelva.

Cadiz province has registered the most deaths with seven, followed by Jaén with six, Seville with five, Cordoba and Granada with four each, Almeria, Malaga and Huelva with three.

The number of patients admitted to Andalusian hospitals with Covid-19 has risen for the eleventh consecutive day of rise with 1,697, 162 more than the day before and 625 more than a week ago.

Of those 284 are in an intensive care bed, 15 more than Tuesday and 83 more than seven days ago.