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Andalucía reports fewer than 1,000 new Covid infections in a day - for the first time in three months

Some 980 new infections have been reported in the last 24 hours, along with 19 coronavirus deaths. The region's incidence rate has risen, slightly, along with the number of Covid-19 patients in hospital


The Andalusian region has registered a total of 980 new coronavirus infections this Tuesday, 31 August. It is the first time in more than three months that fewer than a thousand positive tests have been recorded in day since the 938 on 18 May. It is a reduction of 379 compared to the day before and 929 fewer than those reported a week ago.

The Junta de Andalucía's Ministry of Health has also confirmed 19 deaths, ten more than the previous day but 34 fewer than seven days ago.

The cumulative incidence rate of the region has risen for the first time in almost a month - since 3 August - and stands at 239.4, which is 1.6 more than the previous day and 89.2 fewer than a week ago when the rate was 328.8.

The 980 infections this Tuesday are registered after the 1,359 on Monday and Sunday (48 hours), the 1,514 on Saturday, the 1,698 positives on Friday, 2,102 on Thursday, 1,760 on this Wednesday and the 1,909 of lastTuesday.

By provinces, Seville continues as the one with the most infections with 305, followed by Cadiz with 174, Malaga with 143, Granada with 102, Almeria with 97, Cordoba with 75, Huelva with 51 and Jaén with 33.

As for the 19 deaths registered in the last 24 hours, there are eleven in Malaga, two in Cadiz, Granada and Jaén and one each in Seville and Almeria. Huelva and Cordoba are the only Andalusian provinces that do not register any coronavirus deaths this Tuesday.

The Junta has also reported an increase of 45 Covid patients in hospital compared to the previous day to reach a total of 1,022, but a decrease of 259 compared to last Tuesday. The number of patients in an intensive care unit remains stable at 206, but is some 20 fewer than the number a week ago.