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Andalucía region has one of lowest Covid incidence rates 'in all of Europe'

The claim was made by the Junta's Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre, speaking in a radio interview this Friday


The Andalusian region has this Friday, 3 December, registered a total of 1,233 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours, the second consecutive day that exceeds 1,200 infections and the highest figure since the 1,298 on 6 September. Three more coronavirus deaths have also been added, fewer than both the four on Thursday and five last Friday.

The latest data was revealed by the Junta’s Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre, during an interview on Canal Sur Radio when he also said the 14-day incidence rate in the region has increased by seven points in 24 hours and the coronavirus is found in 118 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, also higher than the 90.1 on the same day last week.

With regard to these figures, Aguirre claimed that Spain’s Andalucía and Extremadura are the autonomous regions "in all of Europe" with the lowest cumulative incidence rate, and revealed that the age groups with the highest rate of positives, those from zero to 12 years of age, and from 30 to 45 years, "do not add to the healthcare pressure."

The 1,233 cases this Friday are reported after 1,226 on Thursday, 868 on Wednesday, 915 on Tuesday, 883 on Monday and Sunday, 741 on Saturday and 1,045 last Friday.