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February was the deadliest month of the pandemic for Malaga province

A health worker attends to a patient. File photograph.
A health worker attends to a patient. File photograph. / SUR
  • Hospital pressure also reached its daily peak at the start of the month, with more than a thousand patients admitted to Malaga hospitals

The third wave of the coronavirus pandemic has been the most explosive and its peak was reached in February, with almost 400 deaths in the province of Malaga.

The 391 deaths were 75 per cent more than the 223 deaths that were registered in January, the month that previously held the sad title of being the most lethal of the pandemic.

The province also registered a record number of infections in a month with 15,076 people infected by the virus, a figure that represents almost 18 per cent of the total infections (84,158) since the beginning of the pandemic a year ago.

Hospital pressure also reached its daily peak in February, with more than a thousand patients admitted to Malaga hospitals at one point near the start of the month.