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Coronavirus rates increase: Malaga reports highest daily death figure yet

Coronavirus rates increase: Malaga reports highest daily death figure yet
/ SALVADOR SALAS
  • Friday's figures showed 27 Covid-related deaths in the province, while infection rates increased locally and regionally

Malaga province reported its highest daily covid-related death figure since the started of the pandemic on Friday, with 27 fatalities with coronavirus in 24 hours.

So far this week 82 people have died with Covid in the province, where there have been 990 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

On a regional level, Andalucía reported 90 Covid-related deaths on Friday, eight up on Thursday's figure, taking the region's running total up to 6,307, according to the official statistics released by the Junta de Andalucía.

In Malaga province on Friday there were 915 patients with Covid-19 in local hospitals, 97 of them in intensive care. Covid patients are currently occupying 34% of the total bed count in the province.

In Andalucía as a whole, there are 4,500 Covid patients in hospitals, 645 in intensive care.

The new positive test figure for Malaga province on Friday was 1,648, of a total of 7,759 in Andalucía.

The 14-day case rate per 100,000 inhabitants in Malaga province is now at 967, above the Andalusian rate of 891.

The figure for the whole of Spain issued by the Health Ministry on Friday was 38,118 new reported cases and 513 Covid-related deaths. The 14-day case rate for Spain fell slightly to 886.

Covid-related deaths in Malaga province

Figures since the start of the pandemic