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Andalucía's incidence rate drops to 31.4, a decrease of almost 10 in a week

The region, with a population of 8.4 million people, has added 232 positive coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours


A total of 232 new coronavirus infections have been registered in Andalucía this Tuesday, 12 October, higher than the 171 on Monday and the 218 recorded a week ago, according to the Junta.

The regional government’s Ministry of Health has also counted nine deaths, eight more than Tuesday and four fewer in the weekly comparison.

The region’s cumulative incidence rate stands at 31.4 per 100,000 inhabitants, dropping 0.6 in 24 hours and 9.5 in a week.

The 232 positives this Tuesday are registered after 171 on Monday and Sunday, 236 on Saturday, 221 on Friday, 287 on Thursday, 264 on Wednesday and 218 last Tuesday.

Malaga is the province that registers the most infections with 68, followed by Almeria with 49, Seville with 48, Huelva with 18, Granada with 16, Jaén with 12, Cadiz with 11 and Cordoba with ten cases.

As for the nine deaths, three were registered in Seville, two each in Huelva and Malaga, and one each in Granada in Jaén.

Hospital pressure

There are a total of 208 coronavirus patients in hospital, seven fewer in a day and a decrease of 79 compared to last week, while the number patients admitted to an intensive care unit has risen by one to 69, but its is some 15 fewer than those reported seven days ago.