File photograph of testing for the disease. / EFE

Andalucía registers the highest number of new coronavirus infections since August

The region’s 14-day Covid cumulative incidence rate has risen to 135.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. On the same day last week it was 99.5


Andalucía has this Monday, 6 December, registered the highest number of new coronavirus infections since the 1,698 cases on 27 August. In the last 48 hours, the region has notified 1,638 new cases of Covid-19, the fourth consecutive day that the region has exceeded 1,200 infections. In addition, there have been three new deaths from coronavirus.

This is detailed by the Junta’s Ministry of Health in its latest data where it also shows the cumulative incidence rate has increased by 10.6 in 48 hours and the disease is found in 135.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, also higher than 99.5 on the same day last week.

The 1,638 cases of this Monday and Sunday (48 hours) are notified after the 1,232 on Saturday, 1,233 on Friday, 1,226 on Thursday, 868 on Wednesday, 915 on Tuesday and 883 last Monday and Sunday.

Malaga is the province with the most new infections with 442, followed by Seville with 410, Cadiz (288), Huelva (150), Jaén (131), Almeria (100), Granada (59) and Cordoba with 58.

Deaths and hospital pressure

The three Covid-19 deaths were registered in Cordoba (two) and Jaén (one).

Additonally, Andalucía has this Monday recorded a rise of five patients hospitalised for Covid-19 compared to Saturday to reach a total of 328, which represents an increase of 73 in the week-on-week comparison, while the number of patients admitted to an intensive care unit has risen by one to 70, some 13 more than last week.

Malaga is the province with the most coronavirus patients in hospital with 90 (24 in intensive care units), followed by Seville with 74 (11 in ICU), Cordoba with 39 (ten in ICU), Almeria with 30 (13 in intensive care), Jaén with 28 (three in ICU), Cadiz with 28 (four in ICU), Huelva with 21 (three in ICU) and Granada with 18 and two in an intensive care unit.