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Covid-19: Andalucía records 41 deaths and adds more than 1,200 new cases of coronavirus

Coronavirus testing. File photograph.
Coronavirus testing. File photograph. / FRANCIS SILVA
  • The cumulative incidence rate for the virus in the region has dropped to 128.93 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Andalucía added 1,239 cases of coronavirus this Saturday (6 March), the second consecutive day with more than a thousand infections after five days in a row below this figure, according to data from the Junta.

The Ministry of Health has also reported 41 deaths with Covid-19 which is fewer than the 50 the day before, but greater than the 38 of last Saturday.

The cumulative incidence rate of the region has dropped to 128.93 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, which is 1.97 points lower than the rate of 130.9 the day before.

The 1,239 new coronavirus cases represent the second consecutive day with more than a thousand cases, after the 1,270 on Friday, and are recorded after five days in a row below this figure: 985 were added on Thursday, on Wednesday 474, on Tuesday 359, Monday 610 and Sunday 940. Seville is again the province that has added the most cases, with 291, followed by Malaga with 271. Below the 200 positives are the rest of the provinces with 194 in Granada, 185 in Almeria, 124 in Cadiz, 96 in Cordoba, 67 in Jaén and eleven in Huelva.

The 41 registered deaths are lower than the 50 the day before, but higher than the 38 of last Saturday. In between, 41 deaths were recorded on Thursday, Wednesday 69, Tuesday 24, Monday 12 and Sunday 13. Seville is the province with the most deaths, with nine, followed by Cordoba with eight, Cadiz and Malaga with six each, Huelva and Jaén with four, Almeria with three and Granada with one.

Andalucía has 1,457 patients in hospital with the coronavirus, 45 fewer than on Friday and 435 down on a week ago. Some 355 are in an intensive care unit, one more than the day before after 14 days of decline and 96 fewer than seven days ago.