Covid-19: Andalucía exceeds 600 intensive care patients and registers 85 deaths

6,626 new cases with the coronavirus have been confirmed. File photograph.
6,626 new cases with the coronavirus have been confirmed. File photograph. / SALVADOR SALAS
  • More than 6,600 positive coronavirus tests have been recorded and the incidence rate across the region has risen to 915

Andalucía has added 6,626 new cases of coronavirus this Wednesday, 27 January, the highest figure than so far this week and higher than the 5,922 positives seven days ago, according to data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA).

There have been 85 deaths added, three more than the day before and 24 more than last Wednesday.

The region has reached an incidence rate of 915.3 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days of 915.3 which is 241 points more than that of last Wednesday (674.3).

The 85 deaths represent the highest number of deaths since Saturday when 88 people lost their lives.

Cadiz is the province with the most deaths, with 21, followed by Seville with 15, Malaga with 13, Almeria with twelve, Granada with nine, Cordoba with seven, Huelva with five and Jaén with three.

As for the positive coronavirus tests, the 6,626 this Wednesday are higher than the 4,751 of the day before and the 5,922 of last Wednesday but short of the 7,816 on Friday - the highest daily figure of the entire pandemic.

Malaga is the province with the most positives, with 1,371, followed by Seville with 1,305 and Cadiz with 1,234. The rest of the provinces add up to less than a thousand each with 780 in Granada, 609 in Córdoba, 539 in Almería, 441 in Huelva and 347 in Jaén.

The number of patients admitted to Andalusian hospitals with Covid-19 this Wednesday is 4,268 and that is 149 more than on Tuesday, and is the twenty-fifth consecutive day of increases.

There are now 606 patients who are in an intensive care unit and according to the data provided by the Junta de Andalucía, the 36 new patients in ICU represent the highest rise in the entire pandemic, tied with the increase on Saturday, 23 January.

The 4,268 people hospitalised this Wednesday are 1,560 more than the peak reached on 30 March (2,708) and 778 more than the peak of the second wave on 10 November (3,478).