The intensive care unit of the Clínico Hospital in Malaga. / SUR

Andalucía adds 422 new coronavirus infections in a day, the highest number since September

The 14-day cumulative incidence rate in the region has risen 1.7 in the last 24 hours and stands at 34.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants


The Andalusian region has this Friday, 5 November, registered a total of 422 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours, the highest figure since 25 September when 425 positives were recorded and it is a figure significantly higher than the 296 infections the day before. Five Covid-19 deaths have also been reported, two more than those recorded on Thursday.

According to data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), the 14-day incidence rate has risen 1.7 in the last day and stands at 34.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, also higher than the 33.9 of last Friday.

The 422 new positives are counted after the 296 on Thursday, 169 on Wednesday, 190 on Tuesday, 274 on Monday and Sunday (48 hours), 261 on Saturday and the 338 last Friday.

Malaga is the province that has registered the most new infections with 121, followed by Seville with 69, Huelva (48), Almeria (47), Cadiz (47), Jaén (38), Granada (27) and Cordoba with 25.

With regard to the five deceased, three deaths are reported in Malaga and one each in Almeria and Jaén.

Hospital pressure

There has been a drop of five patients hospitalised for Covid-19 compared to Thursday to stand at a total of 169, which represents an increase compared to last Friday, while the number of patients admitted to an intensive care unit has dropped four to 35, four less than the same day last week.

Malaga is the province with the most hospitalised patients with 53 and 12 patients in intensive care units, followed by Almeria with 26 (seven in ICU), Seville with 24 (four in ICU), Granada with 22 (four in ICU), Cordoba with 16 (one in ICU), Huelva with 12 (four in ICU), Jaén with nine (one in ICU) and Cadiz with seven and two in an intensive care unit.

According to data from the Junta’s Ministry of Health Andalucía has now registered 809,981 confirmed coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic and the number of deaths has reached 11,351.