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Andalucía’s Covid incidence rate falls after rising for three days

The rate in the region has dropped to 29.8, while 183 positive coronavirus cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours


A total of 183 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours have been reported in Andalucía this Tuesday, 19 October. The figure is lower than the 289 of Monday and Sunday (48 hours) and the 232 recorded a week ago.

Meanwhile, seven Covid-19 deaths have been added - six more than the previous day but two less than those reported seven days ago.

The Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), has also confirmed that the 14-day cumulative incidence rate in the region has dropped after three days rising, and stands at 29.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to the 30.09 registered on Monday. It is also lower than that number registered last Tuesday, when it stood at 31.4.

The 183 positives this Tuesday are registered after the 289 on Monday and Sunday, 276 on Saturday, 297 on Friday, 179 on Thursday, 216 on Wednesday and the 232 of last Tuesday.

Malaga is the province that registers the most new coronavirus infections with 51, followed by Seville with 42, Almeria (23), Cadiz (22), Cordoba (15), Granada (14), Huelva with nine and Jaén with seven positives.

Hospital pressure

Seville has added the most deaths with three, while Cadiz, Córdoba, Jaén and Malaga account for one each.

At the same time, the region has registered an increase of 18 patients hospitalised for Covid-19 compared to Monday to reach a total of 204, four fewer than last week, while the number of patients admitted to an intensive care unit has also increased - by four - to 50, some 19 fewer than those reported seven days ago.