Testing for the coronavirus. / ÑITO SALAS

Andalucía's Covid rate increases for the first time since the beginning of August

The region's incidence rate has risen on a day when 297 positive tests and nine deaths were recorded by the authorities

EUROPA PRESS

A total of 297 coronavirus infections have been registered in Andalucía this Friday, 15 October, higher than the 179 on Thursday and the 221 recorded a week ago. The region has also added nine Covid-19 deaths, one more than the day before and four fewer in the weekly comparison.

The Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA) also reported the cumulative incidence rate for the disease stands at 29 per 100,000 inhabitants, so Andalucía continues to be class at ‘low risk’ although the rate has risen for the first time since the beginning of August – registering an increase of 0.6 in 24 hours, but down 6.1 in a week.

The 297 positives this Friday are registered after the 179 on Thursday, 216 on Wednesday, 232 on Tuesday, 171 on Monday and Sunday, 236 on Saturday and 221 last Friday.

By provinces, Malaga is the one that registers the most infections with 69, followed by Seville with 49, Almeria (48), Huelva (38), Granada (31), Cordoba (27), Cadiz (18) and Jaén with 17.

With regard to the nine deaths, four were counted in Granada, two each in Cadiz and Cordoba and one in Jaén, while in Seville there has been a readjustment of figures and two have been subtracted from the accumulated number of deaths.