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Andalucía records highest number of Covid patients in intensive care during the pandemic so far

Taking temperatures before carrying out a rapid antigen test.
Taking temperatures before carrying out a rapid antigen test. / FRANCIS SILVA
  • Another 70 people have died with the disease in the region and Malaga province has registered the most deaths with 17

Andalucía has added 6,733 new cases of the coronavirus in 24 hours, this Thursday, 4 February, the highest figure of the week so far, according to official data from the Junta.

The regional government has confirmed 70 deaths, lower than the 88 of the day before and 106 on Tuesday – which was the highest death toll in one day of the entire pandemic.

The 6,733 positive tests follow after 4,999 were recorded on Wednesday, 3,795 on Tuesday and 4,286 on Monday, and are significantly higher than the 3,676 cases last Thursday. Cadiz is the province that adds the most, with 2,132, followed by Seville with 1,316 and Malaga with 1,094. The rest of the provinces register less than a thousand cases with 585 in Granada, 501 in Almeria, 407 in Huelva, 366 in Cordoba and 333 in Jaén.

The 70 deaths registered this Thursday are lower than the 88 of the day before and the 106 of Tuesday, when the worst death toll in 24 hours was confirmed during the entire pandemic. Malaga is the province seeing the most deaths with 17, followed by Granada with 14, Seville and Cadiz with eleven, Almeria with nine, Cordoba and Jaén with four each. Huelva is the only one without any Covid deaths.

Andalucía has seen the second consecutive decrease in hospitalised patients after more than a month with daily increases and places the number of patients at 4,867, which is 44 less than the day before but 450 more than seven days ago.

Of the total number of patients 709 are in an Intensive Care Unit, seven more than Wednesday and the highest figure of the entire pandemic.