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These are the 24 towns in Malaga province that remain in the Covid-19 'extreme risk' group

Customers at a Malaga bar. File photograph.
Customers at a Malaga bar. File photograph. / ÑITO SALAS
  • The downward curve of the third wave of the coronovirus crisis means the majority of municipalities in Malaga province are below the 'extreme risk' 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants rate, although the risk continues to remain 'high' in many

The third wave of the Covid-19 crisis in Spain is already on a clear downward curve. The mobility restriction and business activity measures implemented since January appear to have had the desired effect to halt the spread of the virus.

Just as a rate of more than 500 infections per 100,000 people was reached with extraordinary speed in many regions, a reverse process is now being experienced, with the cumulative incidence rate decreasing week by week.

It is clearly reflected on the Junta de Andalucía’s contagion map where the extreme alert red colour, predominant until a few days ago, is giving way to the high alert orange and even low risk yellow tones.

In the case of Malaga province, there are only 24 municipalities in the red tone of extreme alert, for more than 250 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days.

They are Montejaque, Árchez, Benaoján, Gaucín, Periana, Cortes de la Frontera, Marbella, Ronda, Manilva, Parauta, Cartajima, Faraján, Villanueva del Trabuco, Estepona, Arenas, Antequera, Benahavís, Fuengirola, Alozaina. Casares, Mijas, Pizarra, Istán and Canillas de Albaida.

The rest of the 103 Malaga municipalities, that is 79, are already outside the range considered to be of extreme risk and are now in a high risk or lower band.

The average provincial rate for Malaga continues to be above 250 cases (251.3) while in the case of the Andalucía the rate for the region, this Wednesday, is below 250 cases.