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Andalucía's Covid rate stands at 143, up from 105 this time last week

The Junta reports that 1,360,331 people in the region have already received the third ‘booster’ vaccine dose, of whom 839,460 are over 70 years of age

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The Andalucía region has this Wednesday, 8 December, registered a rise of 19 patients hospitalised by Covid-19 compared to Tuesday, when 48 more patients were admitted in relation to the previous day. There are now a total of 395 coronavirus patients in hospital. The number of people admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) also rose, by three, to make 82, 13 more than the same day last week.

The data, announced by the Junta de Andalucía in its daily update on the disease, shows the ICU figure is the second highest since 5 October (84) and the total number of hospitalised patients is also the second highest since 24 September (399).

Additionally, this Wednesday, a total of 1,374 new Covid infections have been reported in 24 hours, which means that for the fifth time in a week the number exceeds 1,200 positives. One coronavirus death has been added in the region, in Malaga province.

The data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), also indicates the region's 14-day incidence rate has increased by 5.3 in 24 hours to 143.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, also higher than the 105.9 on the same day last week.

Vaccinations

Meanwhile, the regional government has administered a total of 14,367,087 doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 - some 42,226 more in 24 hours - and a total of 6,848,219 people in Andalucía have the complete vaccination schedule (two doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca, or one of Janssen) - some 3,105 more in 24 hours, while 6,966,896 people have at least one dose. In addition, 1,360,331 people in the region have already received the third ‘booster’ dose, of whom 839,460 are over 70 years of age.

With these figures from the Junta de Andalucía, in the region 80.9 per cent of the total population is fully vaccinated, and 91.8 per cent of those over 12 years of age; 82.3 per cent of the total population and 93.4 per cent of those over 12 have received the first dose.

Of the 7,451,975 people included in the target population, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), there are still 485,079 people not vaccinated in the region.