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Andalucía records almost 1,000 new Covid-19 infections after four days below this figure

Vaccination of the elderly in Seville. File photograph.
Vaccination of the elderly in Seville. File photograph. / EFE
  • The cumulative incidence rate of the region has fallen to 134.8 - the lowest number since 30 December

Andalucía has added 985 new cases of the coronavirus this Thursday (4 March), which is the fifth consecutive day below a thousand infections, according to data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA).

But the 985 infections are the highest number in five days after 474 on Wednesday, 359 on Tuesday, 610 on Monday and 940 on Sunday. However, they are lower than the 1,256 of last Thursday, the 1,803 of 18 February and the 3,506 of 11 February, and are far from the 6,733 of Thursday, 4 February.

Seville is the province that has added the most cases, with 204, followed by Malaga with 193, Granada with 146, Cadiz with 133 and Almeria with 126. The number of new infections in the remainder of the provinces are 76 in Cordoba, Jaén with 72 and Huelva with 35.

The cumulative incidence rate of the region has dropped to 134.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, which is 8.2 points down on the rate of 143 the day before and stands at 80.4 points below the 215.2 rate of last Thursday. The incidence rate in the region has not been so low since 30 December, 2020, when it stood at 134 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

There has been a decrease in deaths compared to previous days with 41 registered. Almeria is the province that has registered the most, with eight, followed by Granada and Seville, both with seven, Malaga with six, Huelva with five, Jaén with four, Cadiz with three and Cordoba with one.

Andalucía has seen another decrease in the number of patients in hospital with the Covid-19 coronavirus to 1,625 of which 391 are in an intensive care unit