The Junta de Andalucía is preparing to implement its contingency plan for a possible scenario of 7,000 patients admitted to hospitals with Covid-19.
This Friday the region has recorded 20 consecutive days of increases in hospital patient numbers.
The Junta’s deputy minister for Health, Catalina García, said, "Last week the 4,500 Plan was approved and this week the 7,000 Plan will go to the Cabinet. Perhaps this Saturday we will be above the number of people hospitalised during the second wave."
“Hospitalisations have risen very quickly," Garcia warned.
This Friday, Andalusian hospitals registered the twentieth consecutive day of increases to the number of patients in hospital - up 267 making a total to 3,310, that is 602 more than the peak reached on 30 March (2,708) and 168 more than the peak of hospitalised patients of the second wave on 10 November. (3,478).
There are 453 patients in intensive care, 21 more than the previous day, and 15 more than the peak reached in March (438).