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Andalucía's Covid incidence rate rises, for eighteenth consecutive day, to almost 400

Covid patients in the ICU of an Andalusian hospital.
Covid patients in the ICU of an Andalusian hospital. / SUR
  • The number of coronavirus patients in an intensive care unit has risen by 12 since Saturday, and five more deaths have been recorded

Andalucía has registered a total of 4,103 new positive cases of coronavirus this Monday, 19 July and Sunday, 18 July, the highest figure for both days in the last four months, according to data from the Junta's Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), which has also recorded five Covid-19 deaths.

The cumulative incidence rate of the region has increased for the eighteenth consecutive day and stands at 398.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, which is 22.2 points more in 48 hours and 119.88 points more in a week. The region has not had such a high infection rate since 17 February, five months ago, when it was at 411.2 points.

The 4,103 cases this Monday and Sunday are registered after the 3,999 cases on Saturday - the highest figure in a 24-hour period since February 6, the 3,610 on Friday, 3,561 on Thursday, 2,901 on Wednesday, 2,906 on Tuesday, and the 3,169 last Monday and Sunday.

By provinces, Malaga is again the one with the most cases with 1,509, followed by Cadiz with 602, Seville (539), Almeria (336), Cordoba (315), Granada (291), Huelva (272) and Jaén with 239.

The five Covid deaths were registered in Cadiz, Malaga (two each) and Cordoba (one).

Regarding the number of coronavirus patients in hospital, Andalucía has registered the tenth consecutive rise in the number to 712, some 13 more in 48 hours and 167 more than seven days ago, while the number of patients in an intensive care unit has risen to 149, which is twelve more than on Saturday and 31 more than a week ago.