Andalucía's coronavirus incidence rate exceeds 500, with one new death registered

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  • There are currently 972 Covid patients in Andalusian hospitals, some 260 more than a week ago, with 177 in an intensive care unit - 28 more than seven days ago

The Andalusian region has registered 4,673 new coronavirus infections this Monday (26 July) which also includes the data for Sunday, July 25. It is the highest figure for both days in the last four and a half months – since the data for these days was reported separately.

The Junta's Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), has also reported one Covid-19 death, fewer than six on Saturday and five last Monday.

The cumulative incidence rate of the region has now seen 25 consecutive days of increases and stands at 512.8 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, which is 14.9 points more in 48 hours and 114.3 points more in a week. The region has not had such a high rate since 12 February (583.7).

The 4,673 new infections this Monday and Sunday are registered after the 5,318 on Saturday, 5,721 on Friday, 2,949 on Thursday, 3,560 on Wednesday, 3,687 on Tuesday and the 4,103 on Monday and last Sunday.

By provinces, Malaga is once again the one with the most cases with 1,312, followed by Seville with 860, Cadiz with 767, Granada with 396, Jaén with 346, Almeria with 342, Cordoba with 327 and Huelva with 323.

The one Covid death was registered in Cordoba.

Andalucía has, this Monday, registered the first drop in the number of coronavirus patients in hospital, after 15 days of increases, to 972, two fewer in 48 hours - on Sundays the data is not updated - but 260 more in a week, while number of patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) has risen to 177, eight more in 48 hours and 28 more than seven days ago.

The region has not had so many Covid cases in hospital since 20 May, when there were 978 people admitted and the number in an ICU has not been so high since 6 June, when it was 178.