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Covid-19: Andalucía registers 88 deaths and 702 patients in intensive care

There are 4,911 coronavirus patients currently in hospitals across the region. File photograph.
There are 4,911 coronavirus patients currently in hospitals across the region. File photograph. / SUR
  • The number of people hospitalised across the region has dropped for the first time in a month

Andalucía has added 4,999 new positive cases of the coronavirus in 24 hours this Wednesday, 3 February, higher than the 3,795 positives on Tuesday and 4,286 on Monday, according to official data from the Junta's Ministry of Health.

Some 88 deaths have been recorded, lower than the 106 the day before - which was the highest number of deaths in one day of the entire pandemic.

The 4,999 positive tests for Covid-19 are the highest figure so far this week, after 3,795 were recorded on Tuesday and 4,286 on Monday, but are lower than the 6,626 cases last Wednesday. In between, 7,892 infections were confirmed on Sunday, 7,899 - the record for the pandemic - on Saturday, 7,759 on Friday, and 3,676 on Thursday.

Malaga province is again the one that has added the most positive coronavirus tests, with 1,156, while the rest of the provinces are below a thousand cases with 966 in Seville, 614 in Cadiz, 609 in Almeria, 597 in Granada, 370 in Huelva, 362 in Cordoba and 325 in Jaén.

The 88 deaths registered this Wednesday are lower than the 106 the day before, when the worst death data in 24 hours was reached during the entire pandemic. Malaga and Cadiz are the provinces that add the most deaths, with 21 in each, followed by Granada with twelve, Seville with ten, Almeria and Cordoba with nine and Jaén with six. Huelva is the only province in Andalucía without Covid deaths in the last day.

On a slightly more positive note the region has registered the first drop in hospitalised patients in more than a month to 4,911 patients, 69 less than the day before but 712 more than seven days ago, of which 702 are in an Intensive Care Unit, three less than on Wednesday but 96 more than a week ago.