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Malaga records 18 coronavirus deaths - the province's darkest day for six weeks

Testing for the virus. File photograph.
Testing for the virus. File photograph. / FRANCIS SILVA
  • Andalucía adds 1,767 new Covid cases, a total of 38 deaths and the incidence rate jumps almost seven points to 163

Andalucía has recorded a total of 1,767 new coronavirus cases this Wednesday, 7 April, much higher than the 1,008 registered on Tuesday, according to official data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography.

The daily death toll stands at 38, four more than Tuesday and 22 more than a week ago.

The 38 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours have been registered after 34 on Tuesday, 17 on Monday and 20 on Saturday. Figures were not recorded on Easter Sunday.

Malaga province has seen the most deaths with 18, followed by Granada with seven, Huelva and Seville with four each and Almeria with three. Cadiz and Cordoba have not registered any coronavirus deaths. The death toll in Malaga province is the highest since 24 February when 24 were registered.

The cumulative incidence rate of the region has risen again to 163.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 6.9 points more than Tuesday and 23.6 points more than seven days ago.

The 1,767 new coronavirus cases are registered after adding 1,008 on Tuesday and 1,254 on Monday. Seville is the province that has added the most cases with 593 infections, followed by Granada with 220. The rest of the provinces have registered fewer than 200 positives: with 190 in Cadiz, 189 in Cordoba, 171 in Malaga, 143 in Jaén, 135 in Almeria and 126 in Huelva.

The region has recorded its fifth consecutive rise in the number of coronavirus patients in hospital with 1,334 patients, four more than the day before and 300 more than last Wednesday. Some 291 are in an intensive care unit, seven more than on Tuesday and 44 more than seven days ago.