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Andalucía adds 45 coronavirus deaths as the incidence rate climbs again

The number if patients in an intensive care bed is 552. File photograph.
The number if patients in an intensive care bed is 552. File photograph. / EFE
  • The region has also registered the highest number of patients in intensive care since the start of the pandemic

Andalucía has added 4,496 new cases of people who have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, the lowest figure since last Tuesday and 2,574 cases fewer than the day before according to data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA).

The region has, however, seen the incidence rate of coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days climb to 911.4, a figure that is 115.5 points higher than the 795.9 on Friday.

Malaga is once again the province with the most positive test numbers, with 1,015, followed by Seville with 913, Cadiz with 655, Almeria with 592, Cordoba with 365, Huelva with 345, Granada with 338 and Jaén with 273.

According to the data provided by the Junta de Andalucía the 45 deaths this Monday are 20 more than the 25 on Sunday and around half of the 88 on Saturday.

Patients admitted to Andalusian hospitals with the virus have risen for the twenty-third consecutive day to 3,891, that is 278 more than on Sunday, while the number if patients in an intensive care bed is 552, some 35 more than the day before, and the region has surpassed the peak of November (528) and registers a new record since the start of the pandemic.