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Junta's committee of Covid experts to meet today to discuss new restrictions

A previous meeting of the Advisory Council of High Impact Public Health Alerts.
A previous meeting of the Advisory Council of High Impact Public Health Alerts. / SUR
  • The meeting will take place at 6pm in Malaga this Monday, 2 August, and be presided over by the regional government's president

The Junta de Andalucía's head, Juanma Moreno, will preside over a meeting of the regional government's Committee of Covid experts in Malaga this Monday afternoon (2 August).

The Advisory Council of High Impact Public Health Alerts (Committee of Experts) will meet in Malaga to study the evolution of the pandemic in Andalucía and will discuss new measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the region.

This Monday (2 August) Andalucía has a total of 4,467 positive cases of coronavirus which includes Sunday, 1 August, a high figure but the lowest since last Wednesday (3,848), according to data from the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalucía (IECA ), which has also added seven deaths, in line with Saturday (seven), but more than last Monday (one).

The region’s cumulative incidence rate has seen 32 consecutive days of increases and stands at 584.3 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, two points more in 48 hours - the rate is not updated on Sundays - and 71.5 more points in a week. The region has not had such a high rate since February 12 (583.7).

The 4,467 positives on Monday and Sunday are recorded after 5,138 on Saturday, 5,099 on Friday, 4,893 on Thursday, 3,848 on Wednesday, 4,754 on Tuesday and 4,673 last Monday and Sunday.

By provinces, Seville (942) overtakes Malaga (942) as the one that adds the most, followed by Cadiz with 739, Jaén with 428, Granada with 407, Huelva with 365, Almeria with 360 and Cordoba with 260.

The seven deaths were registered in Malaga (five), Granada and Cordoba (one in each).